2011 ISHA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO BE HOSTED BY THE CANADIAN GOLF HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

01/24/2011

Oakville, Ont. - The International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) is pleased to announce that the 2011 ISHA annual conference will be hosted by the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum from October 12-14, 2011.  This annual conference is attended by members from the United States, Europe, China and Canada.

The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Oakville, Ont., on the grounds of the world famous Glen Abbey Golf Club, host to twenty-five Canadian Open Championships.  Although small in population, Oakville is approximately 20 minutes from Toronto, Canada’s largest city and Ontario’s capital. 

Canadian sports history in the Greater Toronto Area is quite vast, as evident by the number of sports museums within an hour’s radius of Oakville.  Such institutions include: the Hockey Hall of Fame, Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame and the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame; all ISHA members.

“Bringing the ISHA conference back to Canada is an excellent way of engaging our membership,” said Mike Gibbons, president of ISHA and executive director of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.  “We are excited about introducing new resources and supporters to the sports heritage industry over the course of the three-day conference.”

For Karen Hewson, Director of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, the ISHA conference has become an opportunity to share best practices in sports heritage.  

 “The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is honoured to be hosting the 2011 International Sports Heritage Conference,” said Hewson.  “The ISHA Conference has tackled such issues as social media, increasing facility awareness, and copyright law and the conference gives sports heritage bodies the opportunity to share best practices. Planning for the 2011 conference is well underway with session topics and expert speakers to be announced in the coming months.”

For further information about attending the 2011 ISHA annual conference or to become a sponsor, please visit www.sportsheritage.org or contact Karen Bednarski at info@sportsheritage.org.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

The International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) is a non-profit membership organization incorporated in 1971 to educate, promote and support organizations and individuals engaged in the celebration of sports heritage.   ISHA includes more than 130 members from countries such as China, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Canada, and the United States. 

ABOUT THE CANADIAN GOLF HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding individuals of Canadian golf from players, both amateur and professional, to the builders, architects and others who have been fundamental to the evolution of the game in this country.  Operated by Golf Canada, the Hall of Fame, museum and library are open to visitors to discover more about the game and the inductees. For more information please visit www.cghf.org.

Karen Bednarski
Executive Director, International Sports Heritage Association
info@sportsheritage.org