(Toronto, Ontario) NBA Legend and former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins will deliver the keynote address at Canada Basketball’s 2007 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on July 19 in Vancouver, British Columbia. A two-time NBA Slam-Dunk champion, Wilkins was named to seven All-NBA teams and is one of only twelve players to score over 25,000 career points. Dominique was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Nicknamed “human highlight film,” Wilkins was a member of the 1994 USA Basketball team that won the gold medal at the FIBA World Championships in Toronto. He is currently the Vice President of Basketball Operations for Atlanta Hawks basketball

“We are enthused that Dominique Wilkins is able to speak at our 2007 Induction Ceremony,” said Canada Basketball CEO and Executive Director, Fred Nykamp. “He had such an illustrious career playing internationally and professionally against the best players in the world. His presence and message will be inspirational and entertaining for anyone attending this great event.”

The Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame Induction event will also feature a gourmet cocktail reception prepared by renowned executive chef, Rob Feenie.  Host of Food Network’s “New Classics with Rob Feenie” Rob is amongst Vancouver’s culinary elite, and is the owner and acclaimed executive chef of the award-winning Lumiere restaurant.

Throughout the evening, guests will have an opportunity to view rare basketball artifacts and memorabilia while mingling with Canada basketball alumni and key contributors to the sport.  The distinguished inductees being enshrined include Lars Hansen (player) and the 1929 UBC Women’s team from the class of 2006, and Bob Phibbs (veteran) and the1976 Senior Men’s team from the class of 2007.

Tickets are almost sold out for this prestigious event taking place on July 19 at the Marriott Pinnacle in downtown Vancouver. Festivities will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 9:30 pm. To attend the 2007 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, please contact Julie Arone at Canada Basketball at 1-866-823-8037 x 208 or at jarone@basketball.ca. For more information, please visit www.basketball.ca.

2007 Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner


Thursday, July 19, 2007


6:00pm - 9:30pm


Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

1128 West Hastings St.

Vancouver, BC


Business / Cocktail


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2006 - Lars Hansen (Player)

2006 - 1929-30 University of British Columbia Women's Team (Team)

2007 - Bob Phibbs (Veteran)

2007 - 1976 Senior Men's National Team (Team)


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