WATCH LIVE ONLINE:  Tickets sales for the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame Class of '22 Induction Dinner set for Saturday, October 1, has ended.  The evening will begin at 7:00 pm with a brief introduction and welcome, followed by dinner.  The induction formalities are expected to begin at 8:00 pm with the induction of the Players followed by the Teams and then wrapping up with the Builders category.  Details on the inductees can be found below.  

The event's live stream below will begin at approximately 7:00 pm Central time on Saturday, October 1, 2022.  You may need to refresh this page at the time to see the live stream begin.    

The Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that tickets are now available for purchase to its 18th Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame induction dinner to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the North Centennial Room of the Victoria Inn Hotel at 1808 Wellington Avenue in Winnipeg.  The deadline to order your tickets is September 23, or when the event sells out.  Reserve your tickets now to avoid disappointment!  

On that night, two players (Shawn Gray and JoAnne Wells-Small), four builders (Manny Aranez, Ray Hurd, John Klassen, and Randy Kusano), and two groups of teams (Treherne Collegiate and Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate) will be honoured. Details on all inductees can be found at :

Tickets are priced at $80.00 each, and a table of eight (8) can be reserved for $600.00. They can be reserved and paid for by completing the ticket request form...

Payment accepted includes eTransfer to, by credit card or mailed cheque.  The MBHOF prefers the eTransfer option as 100% of funds will reach the Hall vs a credit card which will see 3-5% go to processing fees.  A cheque payable to the "MBHOF" is also an option to be mailed to Basketball Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2Z6.  Payment options will be provided once you complete the above reservation form.  

No tickets will be sold at the door on October 1. All seating for the dinner is assigned, meaning you can sit with the people of your choice. Doors will open at 5:30 pm with a cash bar, dinner is at 7:00 pm, and induction ceremonies will begin at about 8:00 pm.  The event will also be video recorded to allow those unable to attend the in-person dinner to view the induction portion of the evening.  

Our Hall of Fame dinners have become a special gathering place for our extended basketball community. We hope many will choose to attend in October to celebrate the game we all love and to honour our newest inductees.


Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame



SHAWN GRAY – a native of Toronto who starred with the Brandon University Bobcats 1993-98; four-time GPAC All-Star; All-Canadian selection in 1997-98; led BU to a CIAU National Championship in 1996 where he was named a tournament all-star; played professionally in The Netherlands and Belgium 1998-2001  

JOANNE WELLS-SMALL – recruited from Halifax, Nova Scotia; played with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen, 2000-2006; 3-time CIAU/CIS All-Canadian; GPAC Rookie-of-the-Year in 2000-01; 4-time Canada West All-Star; Canada West Player-of-the-Year and Nan Copp Award winner as the National Player of the Year in 2004-05; averaged 21.3 points per game and 6.7 rebounds over her final three seasons


MANNY ARANEZ – founder and commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA); the league was founded in 2001 with just seven teams and now features more than 114 teams with 14 divisions; often referred to as the Patriarch of Filipino Basketball; elected as the commissioner of the Filipino Basketball Association of North America, 2014-18.

RAY HURD – longtime high school coach,1971-93, in Killarney and Brandon; in Killarney he coached 46 teams at all levels (Varsity, JV & junior high, girls and boys) and also refereed; the Shamrock Classic tournament in Killarney was built into one of the best with teams from all over the province; Coach-of-the-Year in 1986 and MHSAA ‘AA’ Varsity Girls Provincial Champions in 1982

JOHN KLASSEN – started his coaching career in Altona and then moved to Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler where he coached the Zodiacs for 23 years and won seven MHSAA provincial Championships and 14 Zone Championships; provincial Coach-of-the-Year in 1989-90; founded the Winkler Minor Basketball Association in 1993

RANDY KUSANO – one of the most successful high school coaches in Manitoba history; coached at Oak Park High School for 34 years where his Raider teams won 11 conference titles, three ‘AAAA’ MHSAA Provincial Championships and developed over 25 players who went on to play at the next level; Mike Spack Award recipient in 2010; started his coaching career at the University of Manitoba with the Junior Bisons; 25 years as an assistant coach with Bison men’s and women’s teams; coached many Basketball Manitoba summer provincial teams and mentored many young coaches.


 (founding school of the Gray Academy of Jewish Education) – Varsity Boys, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86 & 1988-89, MHSAA Provincial ‘A’ Champions 

TREHERNE COLLEGIATE TIGERS – Varsity Girls, 1994-95,1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99,
1999-2000 & 2002-03 MHSAA Provincial ‘A’ Champions 

Questions on the event can go to the MBHOF Chair, Ross Wedlake at...


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