|DeGuefe going up for the block at the Wesmen Classic|
hosted at the Winnipeg Convention Centre
- Belaineh DeGuefe – graduate of Kelvin High School; University of Winnipeg Wesmen, 1978-82; Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) all-star all four years; GPAC Player-of-the-Year and CIAU/CIS All-Canadian in 1981; Wesmen Athlete-of-the-Year in 1981.
- Margaret Mulder – native of Barrie, Ontario; University of Winnipeg Wesmen, 1986-89; two-time GPAC All-Star; twice named CIAU/CIS player-of-the-week; All-Canadian in 1988; Canadian National Team in 1988.
- Isabel (Duncan) Thomson – a true pioneer in women’s basketball for 25 years in the 1930s and 1940s; played 17 years of junior and senior basketball with the Altomahs and the Winnipeg Pegs; represented Manitoba 6 times in the Western Canadian championships; all-star numerous times; team captain; died in 2007.
- Mike Vaira – native of Oregon;Brandon Bobcats 1970-75; in 1973-74 led the nation in scoring with 26.5 pts. per game and became the first Bobcat to be All-Canadian; two-time GPAC All-Star; Brandon University Male Athlete-of-the-Year in 1974; died in 2018.
|Vaira with the lay-up at the|
old Bobcat Gym
|Builder Irv Hanec|
- Irv Hanec – coached for 45 years at all levels - high school (Elmwood, Daniel McIntyre, St. John’s, Dakota and College Jean Sauve), senior men’s, national and international with St. Andrews Super Saints; Mike Spack Award winner in 1996; Basketball Manitoba Coach-of-the-Year in 2006 when he led CJS to the provincial ‘AAAA’ championship; also officiated for many years and Basketball Manitoba Exec. Dir. 2005-2006;died in 2017.
- Larry McDougall – coached for 32 years at Dauphin Reg. Sec. School where he won three MHSAA ‘AAA’ Provincial Championships with the Varsity Boys, 1975, 76 & 80 and with the Varsity Girls in 1987; reputation for patience and for building relationships with his players set him aside from many of his peers; died in 2017.
- Bill Moody – coach and official in Brandon for over 40 years; coached at Neelin, Killarney and Crocus Plains High School where he led teams to many championships as well as the BU Bobcats women’s team for 5 years; two-time GPAC Coach-of-the-Year; longtime official at all levels; presented at many coaching clinics in the Westman Region
- Isabel (Duncan) Thomson – President of the Greater Women’s Senior Women’s Basketball league for many years; Vice President of the Canadian Amateur Basketball Association (now Canada Basketball); died in 2007.
- Dennis Wilson – longtime coach/administrator; coached Glenlawn High School Varsity Boys 1961-70; 1967 ‘AAAA’ provincial champions;first president of the Manitoba Basketball Coaches’ Assoc.; as a school administrator supported and helped develop quality programs at many schools; coached in the WMBA, at the International Peace Gardens and in the inner city BeeBall program.
|Builder Dennis Wilson|
- Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School Clippers – Varsity Boys, 1974-75, 1975-76 & 1979-80, MHSAA Provincial ‘AAA’ Champions
- Ross L. Gray School Raiders (Sprague) – Varsity Girls, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1977-78, 1980-81,1981-82, 1982-83, 1985-86 & 1988-89, MHSAA Provincial Champions
WATCH INDUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO
More information is available from Ross Wedlake at (204) 668-9494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum, please go to http://www.mbhof.com.
|Hall Chair Ross Wedlake with Cec & Jon Hanec who were|
present in Irv's memory
|Hall Chair Ross Wedlake, Inductee Dennis Wilson|
and Basketball Manitoba's Adam Wedlake
|Members of the Ross L Gray Raiders who|
were on hand for the announcement
|Neil and Bob Thomson who were present|
at the announcement for their mother Isabel