Regina Sports Hall of Fame honors 8 inductees | Pro IQRA News

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The 2022 class for the Regina Sports Hall of Fame was announced Tuesday.

This year’s class has a diverse showing, just like the Regina sports scene.

“It’s such a diverse group, too, and you’ve got all the sports and everything, so it’s been a tough time, but I think as you can see, they’ve done a good job of selecting our class of 2022, ” explains Barry Taman, president of the Regina Sports Hall of Fame (RSHOF).

“I think we’re the first ever for cricket and I couldn’t be more proud to be, it’s one thing to be inducted but it’s another to be inducted with your dad,” Richard Singh, one of this year’s inductees, added.

This year’s class includes four individuals and two double inductions.

“It’s pretty cool for me, I’ve been put in a few halls, but it’s Regina, my hometown,” said Jim Hopson, who is being honored as an individual for his achievements in football.

Rounding out the class are Gary Brotzel and Bernie Eiswirth, who were honored as builders of baseball, Budram and Richard Singh as patrons of cricket, Chelsea Stone as an athlete for taekwondo, Dick Wiest, as a builder for hockey and Brad Hornung, also as a builder for hockey.

All recipients were honored to be recognized, and Stone was especially excited about her place in this year’s class.

“It’s very exciting, and I’m very honored and pleasantly surprised to be the only woman,” she said.

“To be recognized in Regina, you know, my hometown, and within Saskatchewan, it hopefully, you know, paves the way for women to see that and hopefully inspire some other young women to get involved and to remain martial arts.”

As one of two double inductees, Brotzel added that this shared moment was extremely rewarding.

“I feel honored for sure, I’m very happy to go in with Bernie, you know, we’ve been here a long time,” he said.

“We’re proud of what we’ve done with the Red Sox and we’ve grown it from a very small franchise to probably one of the best franchises in the Western Canadian Baseball League,” Eiwirth said.

He added that he is retiring from the organization this year, although he plans to be there if needed.

With these eight additions, there are now 114 members honored in the Hall of Fame.

The 19th induction ceremony will take place on October 6 at 7.30pm in the Queensbury Centre.

Tickets can be purchased online at reginasportshalloffame.com or through board members.

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