Newsletter June 2022


The Sackville Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Society was pleased to announce in March the 2022 Inductees into the Sackville Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. The inductees are from left to right: Athlete – Leslie Ann Young Canoe/Kayak, Athlete – Hannah Hubley – Wrestling. Athlete/Coach – Derrick Dempster – Track and Field. Builder/Coach – Derrick Brooks – Volleyball.

Read all about the 2022 inductees here:

This group of inductees will be honored at an induction event October 5th, 2022.

The Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the next Induction Class. The deadline for nominations is September 30th, 2022. Click on the link below and you will find the rules for election and the nomination form.

If you have questions please contact President – Darrell Dempster at 902-476-0633. The successful applicants will be honored in the fall of 2023.

Current Inductees (59) are:

Athletes (22) – Danial Murphy, Rick Pinkney, Daniel J Romo, Bernard (Bernie)Bishop, Jillian D’Alessio, Paul Sheppard. Lewis Kelly Jr,Sarah Bray, Eileen Burke, Gladie (Mosher) Turple, James Blood, Nicolle Gillis, David Pinkney*, Kim Vanderhoek, Wayne E Gordon, Jeri Sharkey, Lisa (Carberry) Rowe, Ross Raymond Sampson, Scott Edward Kelly, Frank McMahon, Garnet Sydney Cooke, Robert Douglas Pevrill.

Builders (27) – Bill MacDonald, Rob Morgan, Stehen Lane, Kevin Ross, Dr. Patricia (Benoit) Chafe, Donald J Syms, Larry Marchand, Hubert Earle*, Bud Bremner, Ray Ivany, George H Matthews, Ken Faulkner, Lake District Recreation Association, Hugh MacDonald, Barbara Ann Slaunwhite, Robert Eldon Bayard, John (Jim) Collins, Glen Slaunwhite, Herman H Wills, Les Mayo, Ken Barrett, Doug Mitchell, Bill Aresenault, John Speardakes, Alison Arsenault, Bill Chase, Greta Marina Gordon, Pauline Stanick, Taylor Gordon*
-*Also members of the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame.

Teams (10) – Sackville Under 18 Mens Wrestling 2013, Sackville Baseball Little League All-stars 1971, Sackville Bantam Acadians 1985-86, Millwood Knights 2011-12, Sackville High Kingfishers 1992-93, Sackville Chiefs 2012, Sackville Jr. B Blazers 2011, Sackville Acadians Softball 1983, Sackville Jr. C Blazers 1977, Sackville Scooters 2002.


The Sackville Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Society is pleased to announce an addition to the Board of Directors. We welcome Samantha Pashkoski as a Member at Large !

Samantha grew up playing sports in Sackville. She played a number of sports going through Millwood High School and was a competitive gymnast at Taiso. When she finished competing, Samantha continued being involved in the gymnastics community as a coach and judge up until 2018. Additionally, Samantha now works in the community as an English teacher at Millwood High School and this year was the teacher liaison for several sports teams and a coach for the girls softball team. Samantha is looking forward to joining the board so she can continue staying involved and giving back to the sporting community in Sackville. She believes that sports help build character and gives kids the opportunity to not only develop skills they will be able to use off the court but helps to create lifelong friendships.

She joins the current Board made up of President: Darrell Dempster, Past President: Hubert Earle, Vice President: Ann Louise Kerr, Secretary: Steve Ferguson, Treasurer: Ross Sampson, Fund-raising: Glen Reid. Members at Large: Darrell Jessome, Wayde Lively, Adam Lucas, Crystal Spence, Chris Sperdakes.


The Board is pleased announce the expansion of the Hall of Fame Wall, at the Sackville Sports Stadium to include the upper portion of the wall above the current display space. This area will be home to artifacts and memorabilia from the inductees. Thanks to Lisa Blackburn, Councillor District 14, Paul Russel Councillor District 15 and Greg MacIsaac, Manager of the Sackville Sports Stadium for their ongoing support!

(The Wall upgrade – June 2022)