Legends of Hockey - Induction Showcase - 1999 Induction Celebration
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1999 Induction Weekend
Activities at the Hockey Hall of Fame
(except as noted)


Wednesday November 17, 1999
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"Wayne Gretzky - The Legend"
Press conference to unveil temporary exhibit honouring the legendary
career of Wayne Gretzky presented by Imperial Oil

Friday, November 19, 1999
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Shoot-Out Competition
1999 Induction Weekend Contest

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exclusive Autograph Session with Jean Beliveau

Saturday, November 20, 1999
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Kodak Photo Day
Legends of Hockey Fan Forums
Shoot-Out Competition
1999 Induction Weekend Contest

7:00 PM
1st Annual Hockey Hall of Fame Game
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers
Air Canada Centre
(broadcast live on CBC)

Sunday, November 21, 1999
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Shoot-Out Competition 1999 Induction Weekend Contest

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Live Talk Show Fan Forum with the 1999 Inductees



Hall of Fame Game Ticket

Shoot Out









BCE Place Galleria and Heritage Square

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1999 Induction Celebration

Wayne Gretzky audio clip
Scotty Morrison audio clip
Andy Van Hellemond audio clip

The 1999 Induction Weekend/Celebration promises to be a memorable and exciting host of events, promotions, contests and giveaways.

Beginning with a press conference on Wednesday, November 17th, the Hockey Hall of Fame will unveil a comprehensive limited-time exhibit presented by Imperial Oil titled "Wayne Gretzky - The Legend". This exclusive exhibit will feature a captivating collection of artifacts, memorabilia and audio-visual presentations that combine to pay tribute to "The Great One's" legendary career. Many of the items that Wayne Gretzky and his family have cherished throughout his career will be on display including several artifacts associated with his amazing resume of milestones and 61 NHL individual records. From Wayne's first pair of skates at age 2 to his full set of equipment used during his final NHL game in New York, be sure not to miss this exclusive Hockey Hall of Fame special presentation!

Jean BeliveauHockey great Jean Beliveau will appear at the Hockey Hall of Fame for the traditional "Friday afternoon" autograph session from 4:00 pm through 6:00 pm on November 19th to launch this interactive Induction Weekend (autographs are limited to one item per person).

Saturday November 20th is Kodak Photo Day involving numerous Honoured Members who will take turns participating in the Hockey Hall of Fame's very popular "Fan Forums". Hosted by Gord Stellick of The Fan 590, the fan forum Q&A sessions will be held every hour beginning at 10:00 AM. Each Honoured Member will also spend time around the Stanley Cup, where guests will have a chance to have their photos taken with hockey's holy grail and a legend of the game. In addition, all families who qualify for the family rate will receive a complimentary Kodak MAX flash one-time-use camera to capture all the excitement the Hockey Hall of Fame offers.

Hall of Fame Game LogoThe 1st Annual Hockey Hall of Fame Game will be played on November 20th at the Air Canada Centre. The hometown Toronto Maple Leafs will face off against Wayne Gretzky's former team, the New York Rangers. The 1999 Inductees will be introduced during a special pre-game ceremony broadcast live on CBC. A special Hockey Hall of Fame Game logo has been created for use on various product and promotional materials. The commemorative game will be played from year-to-year marking a new tradition in co-operation with the National Hockey League and Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club.

On Sunday, November 21st, Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Morrison and Andy Van Hellemond will participate in an exclusive live "talk show" fan forum and closed circuit broadcast throughout the Hockey Hall of Fame starting at 1:00 pm. Staged in the magnificent ambience of the Verizon Great Hall, 150 randomly selected patrons of the Hockey Hall of Fame will provide the live studio audience with the opportunity to interact with hockey's newest legends and receive a limited edition Royal Canadian Mint/Hockey Hall of Fame 1999 Inductee Nickel Medallion Collector's Set . Watch and listen for details through the Hockey Hall of Fame's media partners - The Toronto Sun and The Fan 590.

Throughout the Induction Weekend (commencing Friday, November 19th through Sunday, November 21st) all patrons of the Hockey Hall of Fame will also be entitled to participate in the following activities:

  • Each guest will receive a complimentary Royal Canadian Mint Special Edition Wayne Gretzky Induction Medallion courtesy of Imperial Oil.
  • Each guest can submit a ballot into the 1999 Induction Weekend Contest for a chance to win the following great prizes:
    • 30 draws to win a limited edition Royal Canadian Mint/Hockey Hall of Fame 1999 Inductee Sterling Silver Proof Medallion Collector's Set autographed by each of the 1999 Inductees.
    • 10 draws to win a limited edition custom framed Hockey Hall of Fame 1999 Induction Commemorative autographed by each of the 1999 Inductees.
    • 10 draws to win a limited edition Royal Canadian Mint/Hockey Hall of Fame 1999 Inductee Gold Plated, Sterling Silver Proof Medallion Collector's Set autographed by each of the 1999 Inductees.
    • 10 draws to win a Kodak F300 Advantix Camera outfit.
  • Each guest can participate free of charge in the Shoot-Out Competition featuring the Hockey Hall of Fame's latest attraction in interactive entertainment. Great prizes will be awarded as follows:
    • Each participant will receive a value coupon redeemable at participating McDonald's Restaurants .
    • Each participant with a 30-90% shooting accuracy rating will receive a Hockey Heroes Induction Commemorative Year 2000 Calendar.
    • Each participant with a 100% shooting accuracy rating will receive a limited edition Royal Canadian Mint/Hockey Hall of Fame 1999 Inductee Gold Plated, Sterling Silver Proof Medallion Collector's Set autographed by each of the 1999 Inductees.
    • The two participants with the highest overall shooting accuracy/reaction time rating and the highest shooting velocity throughout the Induction Weekend will each receive a limited edition (1999) custom framed Hockey Hall of Fame 1999 Induction Commemorative autographed by each of the 1999 Inductees.

The "main event" is the Hockey Hall of Fame 1999 Induction Celebration on Monday, November 22nd, which will take place within the architectural splendour of Heritage Square and Galleria at BCE Place. In keeping with the tradition established since moving to BCE Place, the Induction Ceremony itself will be held in the historic Verizon Great Hall at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The gala celebration will host an all-time high of 3,000 guests who will witness hockey history while partaking in a spectacular evening of food and live entertainment (Gala Tickets at $299 each were SOLD OUT in record time). Television will also provide a large viewing audience with the opportunity to witness this historic event through live broadcasts on TSN and ESPN2 (click here for details).

In addition, the Hockey Hall of Fame website www.hhof.com goes live and interactive as it partners with TSN.ca to provide the first-ever webcast of an Induction ceremony. This joint production will bring exclusive behind the scenes shots, profiles and commentary, as well as footage from the gala event.

Now in its seventh year of operation at its vibrant location in BCE Place, there couldn't have been a better script written for the Hockey Hall of Fame as the new millennium draws near. Wayne Gretzky, arguably the greatest player ever, will join the ranks of Beliveau, Howe, Hull, Orr, Richard and the 215 legendary players memorialized in hockey's cathedral of icons. Joining Wayne as our newest Honoured Members will be Ian "Scotty" Morrison, a great builder and friend of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and Andy Van Hellemond whose exceptional career as a NHL referee is unparalleled. For the dedicated management and staff of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Induction night is a time of celebration and reflection as we honour hockey's legends and celebrate Canada's gift to the world - the game of hockey!

Although the Hockey Hall of Fame is closed to the public on Monday, November 22nd, the Spirit of Hockey store will be open until 4:00 PM. Aside from the exciting promotional activities surrounding the Induction Weekend, there will also be exclusive opportunities to purchase limited quantities of commemorative merchandise.

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