Squire BarnesSquire Barnes will host this fall’s first annual Chilliwack Sports Dinner presented by Royal LePage.

The popular Global TV sports anchor returns to Chilliwack and a role he’s familiar with.

Barnes hosted several sports banquets when the Western Hockey League’s Chilliwack Bruins were here, moderating round-table discussions that included Harry Sinden, Brian Burke, Glen Sather, Trevor Linden, Ron McLean, Jim Robson and Jim Hughson.

This year he’ll share the stage with Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning, BC Lions GM/head coach Wally Buono and Vancouver Whitecaps president Bobby Lenarduzzi.

“Squire is engaging, witty and knowledgeable and the perfect guy to draw stories out of our special guests,” said Royal LePage’s Stuart Muxlow, who will emcee the Chilliwack Sports Dinner. “With Squire leading the conversation, it’s sure to be entertaining.”

The evening will also see the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame inducting its Class of 2016.

Longtime Chilliwack Chiefs boss Harvey Smyl is being inducted in the Judy Fitzsimmons builder category while two-time national ultimate frisbee champ Lara Mussell-Savage enters as an athlete.

The event will raise money for the CSHOF as it strives to expand the display that resides on the concourse at Prospera Centre.

The event will also contribute to the Chilliwack Chiefs scholarship fund, which helps players take post-secondary courses while they play junior A hockey.

For event info, email general@wheelercheam.com