Peter Reid, three-time Ironman World Champion (1998, 2000, 2003), will be one of five athletes to be inducted to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday November 8, 2011.
“Being inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is a huge surprise. I retired five years ago and I am now focused on my career as a pilot with Harbour Air Seaplanes so to get this nomination is a reminder that I had a very special career racing triathlon and Ironman,” said Reid on sportshall.ca. “I have always been very proud to represent Canada and have used so many members of the Hall as inspiration to get me out the door to train on the days where the weather and motivation were not at their best. People like Steve Podborski, Steve Bauer, Gaetan Boucher, Victor Davis, Terry Fox and so many more showed that we can win on the world stage if we believe it can be done. This is also a very big day for my sport of triathlon.”
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is committed to preserve and showcase Canada’s rich sporting history in innovative and meaningful ways; celebrate sport’s contribution to what it means to be Canadian, connect communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast; and inspire new generations of Canadian youth to get involved in sport and dream big. With its roots dating back to 1955, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is relocating to Calgary from Toronto and will be opening the doors to its new home on July 1, 2011.
The class of 2011 will be officially inducted into Canada’s Sport’s Hall of Fame during a gala dinner and celebration in Calgary, November 8 at the Telus Convention Centre. To purchase tickets for the dinner and for more information on the induction ceremony visit www.sportshall.ca.
Find out more about Reid and the other inductees here.