Updates from Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Exterior Flags at Beyond the Hall exhibition.

Beyond The Hall

An immersive, interactive digital experience representing six (6) of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s galleries – are on exhibit at the top of the Calgary Tower! In partnership with the Calgary Tower, and Scotiabank, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame has brought the value, culture and history of sport, to the very top of this Calgary landmark.

Created in partnership with students and leading educators at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technologies (SAIT), this interactive, multimedia exhibit offers Calgary Tower visitors the opportunity to engage with the Olympic/Paralympic Games Gallery, Glide Gallery, Mary Simpson Ride Gallery, The Evolution of Ice Hockey Gallery, Women in Sport Gallery, and Motion Gallery.

National Indigenous People’s Day panel.

National Indigenous People’s Day

On Tuesday, June 21 Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame & Calgary Public Library joined together to celebrate the rich contributions of Indigenous Sport Heroes.

Hundreds of students and attendees were captivated by the wisdom of Hall of Famer, Chief Wilton Littlechild as he shared about balance being the key to success in all areas of life, in his educational keynote, presented by ATB Financial and CN.

Visitors to Central Library enjoyed the opportunity to peruse the Indigenous Sport Heroes Education Experience, interact with memorabilia and original sport artefacts from Indigenous Hall of Famers, try out modern-day lacrosse with Elev8 Classroom Lacrosse, learn about and participate in traditional Indigenous Games, engage in an interactive Traditional Dene Games demonstration, learn about and sample Indigenous foods, and participate in Indigenous language activities.

The day’s festivities closed with a powerful panel discussion surrounding the role of sport on the path to reconciliation, presented by Black Diamond Group, which featured Hall of Famer, Sharon Anne Firth, Tom Longboat Award Winner, James Lavallée, Fitness Trainer/Wellness Advocate, Kendra Jessie Rosychuk , President of Indigenous Sport Council Alberta, Shannon Dunfield, Senior Indigenous Relations Officer, Black Diamond Group, Scott McLeod, and VP & COO, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Janice Smith.

Want to learn more about remarkable Indigenous sport heroes? Be sure to check out the Indigenous Sport Heroes Education Experience (digital book); a national education initiative designed for K-12 students that inspires conversation about the rich sporting history of 14 Indigenous Hall of Famers inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

66th Annual Order or Sport Save the Date

Each October, the Order of Sport Awards takes place to honour the culmination of the induction process, to celebrate induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. From nomination, to selection and announcement, to induction – each member of the annual Class of Athletes and sport Builders anticipates the moment the Order of Sport scarf is placed around their neck, Order of Sport pin over their heart and the Order of Sport award placed in their hands.

Receipt of the Order of Sport is a moment that signifies the immense contributions made to Canada through sport and this celebratory event is where the impact of receiving this honour is shared with the nation. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is proud to be hosting the 66th Annual Order of Sport Awards, presented by Everest live in Toronto and around the world! The Class of 2022 will be celebrated at a dinner reception and awards show in downtown Toronto as they are presented the Order of Sport award – Canada’s highest sporting honour, marking their induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The awards show will be live streamed across the nation for all Canadians to collectively celebrate this remarkable Class of Athletes, sport Builders and Trailblazers.

The 66th Annual Order of Sport Awards will be hosted live Metro Toronto Convention Centre and include the following elements:

  • Sport in Canada dinner reception
  • Live Awards show in the John Basset Theatre
  • Emceeing and hosting by Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean and Tara Slone
  • Awards presentation to the Class of 2022
  • Live Musical performances from a prominent Canadian band

Order of Sport Awards presented by Everest – Order of Sport

Our Story – CSHOF

Since Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s museum closed to the public in March 2020, Canada’s only national museum of sport is impacting more Canadians than ever before. The organization knew the over 700 Hall of Famers inducted in its 66-year history were bigger than one physical location, and with the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a catalyst, has doubled down on a vision to bring this nation’s rich sporting history to the community.

Our Story: The evolution of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – YouTube

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