Friday, November 15, 2013

Torbay Sports Hall of Fame - 2013 Ceremony Saturday November 23 at the Kinsmen Center

The ceremony takes place on Saturday November 23, 2013 beginning at 7:30 pm at the Kinsmen Community Center and is open to the public.

This year’s inductees are: 

Athlete Category 
Ms. Pauline (Hearn) Byrne

Athlete/Builder Category
Mr. Barry Codner 
Mr. Bryan Manning 
Mr. Dave Manning

The Torbay Sports Hall of Fame was created in 2009 to recognize people in our community who have made contributions over the years. Since that time there have been numerous people inducted into the hall and honored for their contributions to sports as athletes, coaches and builders.

Last year when I wrote my story about the Hall of Fame inductions I had this to say about Barry Codner.
There are so many people in our town who have had a tremendous impact on our community as it relates to sports. One person I can think of off the top of my mind would be Barry Codner. He has been involved in sports in Torbay for as long as I can remember from the Torbay Rec Program at the old school more than 30 years ago, to coaching me and others in Junior Softball, Senior Softball, Senior Hockey and he continues to run softball programs for children in our community.

Add to that the fact that he is instrumental in the organizing and selecting of inductees in the Torbay Sports Hall of Fame. He is a great contributor and will one day be enshrined in that hall as well, I suspect it will happen sooner rather than later
Now that I see his name on the list of people being honored I feel this is a tremendous accomplishment on his part and a long overdue recognition that he so rightly deserves. That doesn't diminish the contributions of other people who are nominated because anyone who contributes to the betterment of sport and the overall betterment of our community is certainly worthy.

This event is open to the public and considering how many people have played with, been coached by or been associated with any of this years nominees should come out and show their appreciation and support.

Please lets get out and support our athletes, coaches and builders, hope to see you there.

For more information on the Hall and to see current members visit Torbay Sports Hall of Fame

1 comment:

  1. Craig, Great Article on Barry"Brillo"Codner. Brillo coached Me in both softball and Senior hockey with Torbay, winning championships in both, He was A Great Motivator in the Dressing Room, I'll never forget the night He tossed and broke a steel garbage can in the dressing room, scared the shit out of us but it did motivate us and we went on to win the game. Congrats Barry, much appreciated and well deserved!

    Darren Bradbury

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