2020 Scugog Sports hall ceremony becomes latest victim of pandemic
DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard
SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog will not be inducting any local sports heroes into their Hall of Fame this November. On Wednesday, September 2nd, the Township announced they are “postponing the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 Induction Ceremony.” “The Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is a joyous community celebration, meant to honour and perpetuate the names and deeds of our local athletes, teams and sponsors, whose athletic endeavours have brought fame to our community and to themselves, and of those whose interest in and work for sports has resulted in a climate which has benefited athletes and athletics,” the local Sports Hall of Fame committee’s chair Ryan Rogers said in a statement. “With an attention on community health and the worries incumbent with community gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee believes we should postpone further induction ceremonies until we can assemble safely and give our inductees the proper celebration they deserve.” 2019’s inductees included Carolyn Best, Casey Vanschagen, the 1994/95 Port Perry IGA Junior A Ringette Team and the Warriner Curling Team. Despite the delay, the committee still encourages the public to nominate an athlete, team or builder for a future induction ceremony. To make a nomination, go online to Scugog.ca/SportsHallofFame, call 905-985-8698, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.