The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame will be honouring the 2021 inductee class on Saturday,
November 20 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Four athletes, one team, and two builders will be
celebrated for their outstanding contributions to Nova Scotia sport.
The athletes who will be enshrined are Olympic paddler and three-time World Championship
bronze medallist Richard Dalton; three-time Olympian and Commonwealth silver-medallist
rower Todd Hallett; star pitcher and four-time National Senior Men’s Fastball medal-winner
Robert Putnam; and, Two-time All-Canadian and CIAU basketball scoring and rebounding
champion Ted Upshaw. The Hall will also welcome Mark Dacey’s 2004 Brier-winning curling
team. In the builder category, Special Olympics coach, team manager and mission staff member
Cathy Mason, along with Olympic and Paralympic sailing coach Brian Todd, will also be
Todd Hallett, Rowing, Shelburne: started rowing at Mic Mac AAC on Lake Banook in 1986. As a student at Dartmouth High School he played both basketball and rowing. Shortly after graduating from Dartmouth High in 1988 he won his first National Championship in the Junior Men’s Single Scull. Mr. Hallett quickly transitioned into the Senior Men’s ranks with uncommon strength, poise and confidence, making his first Senior National Team by 1990.
Hallet, a champion in both the men’s single and double sculls rowing events, Hallett competed at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. He also won bronze at the 1991 Pan American Games, and expanded his rowing repertoire to bring home silver with the “Men’s Eight with Coxswain” team at the 1994 Commonwealth Rowing Championships. He represented Canada at the World Rowing Championships five times, and is a three-time recipient of the Sport Nova Scotia Outstanding Achievement Award.
Hallett completed his studies at Dalhousie University while training to be one of the best in the world. In a time
when many rowers left Nova Scotia to row at established universities in Ontario and BC Todd stayed home, trained at Mic Mac, and excelled. He proved to everyone in the community that it was possible to be the best and remain in Nova Scotia.
The event has a new start time of 8pm. Tickets are available for purchase online through
Eventbrite and nsshf.com— $40 for adults, $10 for students, and children 12 and under are free.