Tonight in Vancouver, Giants Majority Owner, President and Governor Ron Toigo will take his rightful place in the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Tonight Toigo will receive the prestigious W.A.C. Bennett Award and will join an impressive list of inductees who have made their mark in the British Columbia sports scene.
RON TOIGO’S BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME BIO
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Toigo’s tenure in junior hockey started in 1991 when he became the owner of the WHL’s Tri-City Americans. After selling the club in 2000, he became the Majority Owner and President of the Vancouver Giants. He also continues to serve on the Executive Committee for the WHL’s Board of Governors.
The Tsawwassen, B.C. resident played a major role in bringing 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship to Vancouver. He served as both the head of the Bid Committee and later the tournament Chair for what is widely regarded as one of the most successful World Junior hockey tournaments in the history of the event. Most recently, Toigo co-chaired the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria. Under his leadership, the Vancouver Giants also hosted and captured the 2007 Memorial Cup.
Some of Ron Toigo’s additional sports honours include: An induction into the BC Hockey Hall Of Fame in 2017 and an induction into the Delta Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. During his tenure at Majority Owner and President of the Vancouver Giants, his team captured the 2006 WHL Championship.
Other previous winners of the W.A.C. Bennett Award include:
Alex Nelson (2018)
David Sidoo (2017)
Arthur Griffiths (2016)
Pat Quinn (2013)
May Brown (2012)
Marty Zlotnik (2011)
Gordon Shrum (2008)
John Wilson ‘Jack’ Poole (2005)
John Furlong (2004)
Nat Bailey (2003)
Peter J.G. Bentley (1999)
Franz Wilhelmsen (1998)
Frank Griffiths, Sr. (1997)
Eugene Reimer (1993)
Jack Diamond (1989)
Rick Hansen (1987)
Charles N. ‘Chunky’ Woodward (1986)
Bill Cunningham (1983)
Terry Fox (1980)
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The Vancouver Giants wish to congratulate Ron Toigo for being inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame and for receiving the 2019 BC Sports Hall Of Fame W.A.C. Bennett Award.