Belleville McFarlands Tribute Dinner

Taking Place on February 19, 2009

The Belleville McFarlands are now celebrating the 50th Anniversary since they won the World Championship. The Belleville Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that, as part of the celebration, it will host a Gala Dinner at the Belleville Club. Tickets are $200 and all attendees will receive a charitable donation receipt for $150. Call James Hurst, Hall of Fame President at 613-399-2278 for tickets.

Guest speaker at the dinner will be Marc Crawford. After a fine junior career in Cornwall, Marc played six years in the NHL. He coached the Quebec Nordiques, and won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche. Following coaching stints in Vancouver and Los Angeles, he now works as a hockey analyst for the CBC on the west coast.

The Hall is pleased to announce the following honorary chairpersons for the McFarlands tribute, all inductees to the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame

Bobby Hull

Legendary superstar from the NHL and the WHA, Hull was inducted into the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame in its initial ceremony twenty years ago. He recently participated in the Classic Hockey game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. An NHL Hall of Fame inductee in 1983, “The Golden Jet” has always been one of the greatest ambassadors of the game.

Dr. Bob Vaughan

Dr. Vaughan was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993. A former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Hockey League, he was primarily responsible for the formation of the Belleville Bulls Junior Franchise. In 1992, he was awarded the Commemorative Medal for outstanding service to his country.

Rick Meagher

A Hall of Fame inductee in 1997, Rick Meagher was never drafted into the NHL. He started his career in Montreal, played in Hartford and New Jersey, and finished in St. Louis. He won the Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in the 1989-1990 season. His charity work in the city has raised more than one million dollars for handicapped children.

This article was posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 11:34 am.

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