The inaugural Order of Sport Award was presented to the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Inductees on October 23rd during the 64th Induction Festival. The Order of Sport is a National Level Award established by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and a symbol of the organization’s purpose: to build Canada through sport. The fully accredited museum and not-for-profit organization is committed to improving the opportunity for sport to represent Canada’s shared values to Canadians and the world, preserving and promoting the past, present and future of Canadian sport.
The Order of Sport is Canada’s highest sporting honour. Individuals inducted annually into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (Hall of Famers) receive the Order of Sport in recognition of their continuing role in building Canada through sport and the value of the return and impact they have on their communities.
What distinguishes Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s recognition program from other sport awards or hall of fame organizations is its consideration of any person’s significant contributions to sport in Canada irrespective of the type of sport or game, with whom the sport or game is accredited, or with whom or how it is organized within Canada or internationally.
For more information about the Class of 2019 inductees or how to submit a nomination for an athlete or sport builder, please visit sportshall.ca. Nominations are due by January 15, 2020.
Photo – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Inductees (L-R): Waneek Horn-Miller (Water Polo), Colette Bourgonje (Para Nordic Skiing & Wheelchair Racing), Jayna Hefford (Ice Hockey), Doug Mitchell (Builder, Multisport), Guylaine Bernier (Builder, Rowing), Vicki Keith (Swimming), Alexandre Bilodeau (Freestyle Skiing) and Martin Brodeur (Ice Hockey)