“The Class of 2023, a group of exceptional athletes and builders of sport who have conquered challenges, shattered records, and inspired generations, will officially be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and will receive the Order of Sport on October 19, 2023. From the courts to the fields, from the ice to the octagon, the Class of 2023 is a testament to the relentless pursuit of greatness.”
– Cheryl Bernard, President and CEO, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Nine athletes and two builders 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 222 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.