A member of the MCAC family is being recognized as one of the greats in Manitoba sports history, as MCAC Executive Director Bill Wedlake has been announced as one of the newest inductees into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
Wedlake, who will be inducted as a builder, has been heavily involved with Manitoba sports for over fifty years in various capacities. Wedlake’s credentials have been wide-ranging and impactful, taking on roles such as basketball coach at the high school and university levels, Athletic Director at the University of Winnipeg, as well as President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Canada, Basketball Manitoba, and the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association, to go along with his current position with the MCAC.
“It’s a great honour to be inducted with this inspiring group of Manitobans,” says Wedlake. “Sports have always been such a significant part of my life, and to be recognized like this with so many of the all-time greats is very humbling.”
Joining Wedlake in the Hall of Fame will be Winnipeg Jets great, Dale Hawerchuk, as well as Cory Koskie, Shannon Shakespeare, Faye Finch, Art Werier, John T. Haig, as well as the Ken Watson Brier-winning curling teams, and the 1983-1988 Carmen Goldeyes.
Tickets to the Hall of Fame induction dinner will be available August 1 on the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame website.