Diane Imrie

Diane Imrie is the Executive Director of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. She can be reached at dimrie@tbaytel.net

Recent Articles

Our proud Summer Olympic and Paralympic history

Around this same time last year, I was penning an article about the impact of world events on sport.

50 years of memorable moments in local sports

It feels like a century ago that we kicked off a new year and new decade.

The impact of world events on sports

Normally at this time of year the sounds of the crack of a bat or a crowd cheering as a soccer ball makes its way to the back of the net would be normal occurrences.

Palaces of Ice

Each year at this time our local arenas are abuzz with activity with the sounds of skate blades etching the ice and pucks slapping against the boards.

A Proud Skating Past

Although hanging up my blades many years ago, I have been very fortunate to have remained involved in the sport of figure skating as a fan and as a member of the Skate Canada Hall of Fame and Herit

Cycling Through the Years Our city of champions rolls on

As I was driving out to visit some friends in South Gillies one weekend I found myself sharing the journey with not just other cars, but a multitude of cyclists who were grinding their way up and d

High flying

While some people may not enjoy the sight of snowflakes falling to the ground, skiers don’t think about the shoveling that is to follow, but rather relish in the thought of hitting the slopes and t

150 Years of Sports

As Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation I thought it a perfect opportunity to take a step back in time to the early days of summer sport in this part of the world.

Soccer’s History at the Head of the Lake

A lot of the buzz around town these days has to do with a sport that has enjoyed a long and storied past in our community.

Fort William Curling Club - 125 years strong

A lot of discussion has been taking place about the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary next year, but there is another important anniversary taking place in our community this year.


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