The January 15, 2016 deadline is quickly approaching to submit your nomination for an athlete or sport builder for induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Nominated individuals may be deceased pioneers of Canadian sport, exceptional athletes that have been retired from major competition for at least four years, or builders demonstrating a lifetime commitment to the development of sport in Canada. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame invites all sport organizations, regional or sport specific Halls of Fame, sport historians, and members of the public to nominate their sport heroes.
Athletes are defined as:
a) Individual – a competitor in a solo event(s), or an outstanding individual from a team event
b) Team – a team shall consist of two or more members who have achieved an outstanding athletic accomplishment.
Athlete nominees shall not ordinarily be considered until four (4) years after retirement from major championship competition.
Builders are defined as: individuals whose efforts as leaders, administrators, officials, coaches, business leaders, media or in other roles make an outstanding contribution to Canadian sport.
The criteria for selection are as follows:
1. Outstanding athletic achievement/contribution.
2. Demonstrated critical social values during their journey that all Canadians can be inspired by.
3. Positively influenced their sport, community, and country.
In addition to recognizing amazing sport heroes, induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame also aids in promoting and building awareness for the Inductee’s specific sport.
We invite you to submit any nominations you feel meet the criteria for selection. Nomination forms and detailed information are available at www.sportshall.ca and nominations can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before January 15, 2016.