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

Fort William Country Club 100th Anniversary

It was one hundred years ago this summer that a headline in the August 21st, 1923 edition of the Daily Times-Journal announced that Fort William was to have its own Golf and Country Club.

A woman ahead of her time

Thirty years ago, in October of 1992, the Government of Canada designated October as Women’s History Month.

Life on the links

After a winter that seemed to go on forever, I have finally been able to dust off my golf clubs and hit the links. Such is the unpredictable nature of the game of golf at the Lakehead.

Women of the ice

With Thunder Bay getting set to welcome the top female curlers in Canada to the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts from January 28th to February 6th, it provides a perfect opportunity to take a loo

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


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