Nominations for the Sports Hall of Fame

Press Release

The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the next induction ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2022.

The Hall of Fame Committee does not nominate athletes, builders or teams. Nominations are made by the general public through an open nomination process. The final list of between six and eight Inductees is determined by the Selection Committee. The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2021.

To nominate a male or female athlete, a builder or team pick up a nomination form and Hall of Fame criteria at; The Fort Frances Times, Sunset Ford, La Place Rendezvous, the New Gold office in Emo, Taggs Source for Sports, West End Motors and C.C. Complex. You can also download a nomination form from the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame Facebook page.

The ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of the inductees will be held August 13 of 2022 at La Place Rendezvous. The Induction Banquet is open to the public with more than 150 guests in attendance, including Honoured Member alumni, and of course family, friends and former team mates of the new Inductees. While the event honours the contributions and accomplishments of inductees, it also recognizes the importance of sport in our lives and community.

The Fort Frances area has many incredible athletes, teams, and builders of sport that have the potential to be recognized and honoured for their contributions. The area has a rich history in many sports including, but not limited to basketball, body building, bowling, boxing, curling, figure skating, football, gymnastics, hockey, golf, martial arts, power lifting, soccer, softball, skeet shooting, squash, swimming, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 2012 with a mission to preserve and honour the area’s rich and proud sports heritage. Since the inaugural induction event in 2015, 11 athletes, 15 builders and seven teams have been honoured for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to a wide variety of sports.

See the inductees’ plaques on the Hall of Fame Facebook page and in the lobby of the Memorial Sports Centre 740 Scott Street. The Hall of Fame is grateful to local craftsman Stan Blasky who built the display cabinets, and to the Ice For Kids Committee who paid for them.