The athletes who will be enshrined are Stanley Cup and Calder Cup winner Joe DiPenta, 3-time North American Indigenous Games Gold Medalist and 2006 Open World Taekwondo champion Sara-Lynne Knockwood, former Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team member Suzanne Gerrior, and 3-time AUS MVP and 1973 Vanier Cup Champion Bill Robinson. The Hall will also welcome the 1993 Acadia Axemen CIAU Championship-winning men’s hockey team. In the builder category, legendary women’s soccer coach John Kehoe and long-time sport journalist/promoter/volunteer Joel Jacobson will be inducted.
Sara-Lynne Knockwood was just inducted as the first athlete in the North American Indigenous Games Hall of Honours, and she is also the first woman to be enshrined in the Mi’kmaq Sports Hall of Fa
ame’s former CEO, beginning as the NSSHF’s first paid employee and leading the organization for 34 years before retiring in 2017.
Induction Night 2023 will take place on Saturday, November 25 at 7pm, at the Lighthouse Arts Centre in Halifax.
For the 23rd consecutive year, the ceremony will be hosted by Hall of Fame CEO and CBC broadcaster Bruce Rainnie, and, thanks to a continuing partnership with Eastlink Community TV, this will be the fourth year that the ceremony will be broadcast live and streamed online.