Chicago, IL (February 8, 2017) – Chicago Scenic recently added a new employee, Susan E. Fisher, to its professional staff. Ms. Fisher joins Chicago Scenic as its new Sr. Vice President, Business Development.

As part of the exhibit fabrication world for more than 25 years, Susan has been developing projects and relationships all over the world.

In her exhibit career, Susan has worked with clients as diverse as The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Natural History Museum in Morry Bay State Park, Nike, Rollerblade, The Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, Johnson Controls, The Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium and The Boeing/ Executive Briefing Center.

Susan will be working out of her Scottsdale, AZ office, traveling frequently, and visiting the Chicago Scenic offices in Chicago often.

Reach Susan at
Office: 480.898.4812
Mobile: 310.897.7265
sfisher@chicagoscenic.com

For further information
Contact Chicago Scenic Studios
Marketing Department
312.274.9900
info@chicagoscenic.com

The Board of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that well-known CBC broadcaster and long-time Hall volunteer Bruce Rainnie will be the next Executive Director. He will take over for Bill Robinson, who is retiring after a stellar 34-year career leading the Hall.

Rainnie, a native of Dartmouth, N.S., has covered sport at the professional and amateur levels for the past three decades. Bruce is nationally known for his work with CBC Sports. Along with being a regular host on Hockey Night in Canada, he has broadcast seven Olympic Games.

“These experiences have allowed me to witness up close what makes great programs and how sport plays an important role in the development of our youth.” says Rainnie. “They’ve also taught me how to interact with athletes, coaches and administrators in the manner that brings out their best.”

Rainnie has also been the emcee of many major functions for the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame over the past 18 years, most notably the Hall of Fame’s Annual Induction Ceremonies.

“Bruce has excellent relationships with the Hall of Fame staff and stakeholders, and has unique insight into the importance of the Hall and how it operates,” says CEO Bill Robinson. “He is a great communicator, a natural leader, and has a reputation based on fairness, humour, and respect for others.”

“Bruce was chosen after an extensive and thorough search process, led by a committee of the Board of Directors, and chaired by Ian Sullivan of Venor,” added Board Chair Rob Randall.  “We know Bruce will continue our wonderful relationships with the Nova Scotia sport and business communities.”

“My goals are simple,” says Rainnie.  “I want the Hall of Fame to remain a premier museum destination and the best provincial Sport Hall of Fame in Canada. I want anyone who visits to leave inspired, with a clear sense of just how accomplished and dedicated the best Nova Scotia athletes and builders are.”

Bruce Rainnie begins his new position on Monday, May 1, 2017.

For interview requests contact:

Shane Mailman
Manager – Facility and Programs
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame
Ph: (902)404-3339
Ph after 5pm: (902) 489-4509
shane@nsshf.com

Opening March 10, 2017, The Hockey Hall of Fame unveils this limited-time exhibition is an immersive tribute to 100 years of NHL hockey, highlighting the most memorable players and moments in league history.

The NHL’s 100 Greatest Players, as selected by an NHL-appointed panel, are featured through treasured artifacts and video vignettes. Items on display include the stick used by Wayne Gretzky to score his NHL single-season record 92nd goal in 1982, the gloves worn by Sidney Crosby to capture the 2009 Stanley Cup, the stick used by Jean Beliveau to record his final career goal in 1971, Gordie Howe’s 700th goal puck from 1968 , the jersey worn by Mario Lemieux in the 1992 Stanley Cup Final, Bobby Orr’s infamous knee brace, Jacques Plante’s iconic goalie mask and Maurice “Rocket” Richard’s Order of Canada.

Plus, on display for the first time, is the original Minute Book of the National Hockey League – the only behind-the-scenes account of hockey’s forefathers and their task in shaping the NHL from its inception in 1917.

BALTIMORE, MD – The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation (BRBF) announces that, after 35 years as the BRBF’s only Executive Director in the 45 years of the Foundation, Mike Gibbons passes the baton – or is it ‘bat?’ – to Deputy Executive Director, Shawn Herne. Gibbons remains on board at the BRBF as Director Emeritus & Historian, overseeing all curatorial, archival and exhibit development projects.

“As we prepare to launch a new showcase of Maryland’s sports heritage, the Board could not be more pleased about this seamless evolution in leadership,” said Chairman, Board of Directors of the BRBF, John Moag. “We are tremendously grateful that Mike will continue to provide the leadership, expertise, and historical reference that has guided us for so many years.  Mike has been a superb mentor to Shawn who is uniquely capable of standing in Mike’s shoes.”

“Mike’s leadership over the last 35 years has been invaluable to the Foundation – he took a tiny shrine about a hometown-boy-turned-baseball-giant and manifested it into a leading sports heritage attraction,” said Shawn Herne. “It is an honor, and great responsibility, to be named Executive Director of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and I fully embrace the passion Mike has had for the Museum and will continue to innovate and grow the Foundation with the same kind of fervor that Mike has demonstrated over the years.”

Between 1982, when Gibbons volunteered to organize a makeover of the Babe Ruth Birthplace, a time when annual attendance dipped to roughly 2,000 visitors, and 1992 – nine years after he was named Executive Director of the BRBM – Gibbons increased annual attendance to 60,000. In addition, through the Foundation, Gibbons raised $265,000 to create new exhibits on Ruth and the Orioles, as well as the six Marylanders enshrined in Cooperstown.

“As we welcome my longtime colleague and friend, Shawn Herne, to his new role as Executive Director of the Foundation, I want to thank our board, staff and other advocates of the Babe Ruth Museum for making these past 35 years so very memorable and enjoyable,” said Mike Gibbons. “As our institution transitions to the future, I look to contribute to the development of a new venue for our Sports Legends collection, and to other programs and exhibits that can benefit and strengthen our mission.”

Shawn M. Herne, Executive Director,

Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Baltimore

Shawn M. Herne has worked developing and administering museum exhibits and programs that are exciting and engaging, believing that the best visitor experiences come from museum elements that provoke thought and conversation.  For over twelve years he served as the Chief Curator of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum.  Prior to rejoining the Babe Ruth Museum in 2016, Mr. Herne served as Executive Director of the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, Maryland.  He has taught railroad history for the University of Baltimore and published The Railroad Timekeepers, a book on railroad timekeeping.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Museum Association and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums and for eight years on the board of the International Sports Heritage Association.

Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Baltimore

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to perpetuating Maryland’s storied sports heritage. The mission is executed through celebration and preservation of the historic legacy of Baltimore-born Babe Ruth, the Baltimore Orioles and Colts and Baltimore Ravens, as well as local and regional sports at the amateur, collegiate and various professional levels.

 

Our entire nation will be celebrating 150 years of confederation in 2017, but for Canada’s horse racing industry, this year represents an even bigger anniversary, the 250th Anniversary of our great sport in this great land.

On July 1, 1767, exactly 100 years before our country’s confederation, a race took place on The Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. Gazette de Quebec recounted the race as follows:

“The horse race for a purse of forty dollars was held on Wednesday, first of the month, on the Hill of Abraham. It was easily won by Captain Prescott’s mare Modesty, much to the discomfiture of those who, purporting to know about such things, had wagered against her and were thereby parted from their money.”

From that day forward horse racing has been part of the fabric of our country. From coast to coast, for generation after generation, people from all walks of life have participated in and enjoyed the sport, whether on grass-root tracks, at agricultural fairs, on frozen rivers dotting the countryside, or in today’s modern facilities.

Wagers have been made, crowds have cheered, champions have been crowned.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is partnering with the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, and Standardbred Canada to create a series of celebrations of this spectacular milestone throughout 2017.

Today we announce the launch of the ‘250 miles for 250 years’ initiative and 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada funding campaign.

Racetracks, training centres, agricultural societies, communities, farms and fans are invited to take part in honouring Canada’s racing history by hosting a commemorative mile.
Miles in honour of the 250th Anniversary could include:

– Hold a 250th Anniversary race day highlighting your track and community’s racing history and feature a race and special cooler presentation in honour of the 250th Anniversary.
– Post parades or exhibition races using antique race bikes and buggies harkening back to days gone by.
– Participate in a community parade with a float or entry that represents local horse racing history. The miles of the parade can count as commemorative miles.
– Hold an open house at your training centre or farm, invite the public to visit and experience what horse racing is all about, display memorabilia and trophies representing your
accomplishments and history, offer rides around the training track, hold stick horse races for the kids.
– Contact your local agricultural society about participating in this year’s fair or festival and help them showcase the role horse racing has played in your community.

Be creative, tell us what your plans to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada are. We’ll publicize your event on the 250th Anniversary pages of the CHRHF website, as well as the special 250th Anniversary social media feeds using #cdnhorseracing250. To help you with your event, you will be provided a 250th Anniversary kit containing 250th Anniversary logos, advertising and press release templates, and much more.

In order to make this a truly national celebration, we need your help to fund the initiatives. To date industry associations HBPA Ontario, COSA, Harness Racing BC and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame have agreed to contribute funds to the 250th Anniversary efforts and we are working with other industry organizations across Canada to help meet our fundraising goals. We invite you to take a look at how you can become a 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing Celebration supporter as a sponsor or by making a tax deductible donation. Follow this link for complete details.

Watch for upcoming announcements for details of local launch events at racetracks across Canada.
For additional Information contact:

Cdnhorseracing250@horseracinghalloffame.com
Stacie Roberts – 416-230-5190
Linda Rainey – 416-417-9404
www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com