“This diverse Class of 2022 includes Olympians, Paralympians, sport builders, sporting icons, Order of Canada recipients, educators, military veterans, national team members and World Champions. These are ordinary Canadians who have achieved extraordinary things and have remarkable stories to share. Through the lens of sport, these stories put a spotlight on important topics, personify resiliency and showcase overcoming adversity, changing the way each of us see the world and ourselves.”
– Cheryl Bernard, President and CEO, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Five Athletes, three Builders and two Trailblazers were selected to receive the Order of Sport – Canada’s highest sporting honour. The class features individuals and trailblazers who are renowned in the sporting community and instrumental in the growth of their respective sports. Each inductee has gone “beyond the win” to build more opportunities for those who came after them and continue to give back to the community.
They were selected from over 220 public nominations and by a committee comprised of sports broadcasters, writers, academics and athletes, all for their ability to lead and inspire both on and off the field of play, for their sports accomplishments and in recognition of their continuing role in building Canada through sport and the value they return to their communities.