Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame has its roots deeply ingrained in communities across Canada, a well-represented Board of Governors, and we are connecting more and more with Canadians to the stories and lessons that help shape this country. We are creating more opportunities for Canadians to experience exhibits beyond our walls. We are connecting through our national education programs which reach into classrooms across this nation. We are contributing to the connection between sport and social purpose, and we award the highest level of sporting accomplishment, the Order of Sport, to each new and diverse class annually.
All the best,
Cheryl Bernard, President & CEO
Established in 1955, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame has overcome many changing tides but has never wavered in its commitment to connecting this
nation to the transformative power of sport. Because of the unwavering dedication of our founders, staff, Board of Governors, Hall of Famer Selection Committee, Hall of Famers, sponsors, partners and volunteers, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame continues to provide dynamic opportunities for all Canadians to be impacted by the rich sporting history of our country.
Thank you for your commitment, vision and leadership.
educating 39 million Canadians on the rich culture and value of sport through pieces of history
Through community partnerships, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame provides exciting, tangible opportunities for Canadians off all ages, backgrounds, and communities to connect with the incredible stories and experiences of Athletes and Builders of sport in Canada. As our organization expands a lineup of one-of-a-kind digital and traveling exhibits, these rich stories will continue to reach more and more Canadians than ever before; ensuring these experiences are relevant, engaging, current and effectively educate Canadians on the invaluable lessons of sport.
connecting the more than 5 million students in this country to the invaluable lessons of sport
Emmanuel Mehr, Museum Educator facilitating a live education program – Artefact Talks: Stick It to the Competition through Innovation – to sixth graders in Nova Scotia.
* Stats from January 2020 – June 2022
Launched in 2022, Beyond the Win’s educational programming and resources are accessible to educators and students, at no charge, through a centralized web-based hub at www.BeyondtheWin.ca.
In 2022 Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame launched a national education endowment campaign is aiming to raise $8 million to help ensure the extensive education programs and resources that have been developed within our Beyond the Win Education Programs are accessible to as many youth in this country as possible. This fundraising campaign will support these unparalleled resources, expanding year over year; reaching more classrooms, with more stories and creating more connection in communities across the nation.
connecting 39 million Canadians to stories of building this country through greatness in sport & good in community
Created in 2019, the Order of Sport, Canada’s highest sporting honour, is a symbol of our organization’s vision to build Canada through the transformative power of sport. As shared here, this award is to recognize those who achieve greatness, but don’t stop there.
Awarding Hall of Famers Canada’s highest sporting honour supports our ongoing mission to raise the stature, currency, and relevance of sport in the future of Canada, to respect and cherish Canadians who have achieved the highest level of accomplishment and who have the purpose and passion to go beyond their sport success, and educate all Canadians on the transformative power of sport.
May 12, 2022 was a great day for Sport and Community. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame unveiled the remarkable Class of 2022 at a national media conference; a Class of Athletes, sport Builders and Trailblazers.
At an evening celebration, the Sport + Spirit Gala presented by Enbridge, we were inspired and moved by the incredible stories of this Class of 2022, and collectively celebrated the ways in which sport and community shape a country. The community rallied around the importance of these eight individuals and two teams and came together to help ensure education programs that derive invaluable lessons from their stories, are available to youth across the country, at no charge.
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 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.
ensuring the impact of a Hall of Famer’s story resonates with those beyond the sporting community
As Canada’s only national museum of sport, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to utilizing the unifying power of sport and its national reach to provide a platform to amplify and share the stories of racially marginalized Hall of Famers. The social climate of recent years provided clarity on how our organization can contribute to the connection between sport and social purpose, re-examining the impact historical storytellers and educators can have on fostering invaluable conversation. Our organization is committed to bringing awareness to the truths and experiences of incredible sporting heroes, anchored through the lens of sport.
Experiencing unprecedented growth in engagement, reach and social echo, the digital footprint of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame has dramatically amplified the relevance and impact of our organization’s brand influence. Despite being closed to the public, cancellation of numerous events and in-person exhibits, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Order of Sport Award – along with the numerous campaigns, projects and initiatives we have developed, are more prevalent than ever before.
* Stats from January 2020 – December 2021 on Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame & Order of Sport social media channels.
Board of Governors (Volunteer)
Bob Rooney, Chair
Dany Assaf, Treasurer
Susan Anderson, Director
Geoff Beattie, Director
Michelle Cameron-Coulter, Director
Brian Gallant, Director
Trevor Haynes, Director
Blake Hutcheson, Director
Kelly Murumets, Director
Gareth Rees, Director
Tammy Sadinsky, Director
Brendan Shanahan, Director
Mark Smith, Director
Cheryl Bernard, President & Chief Executive Officer
Janice Smith, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Misty Kolozetti, Vice President, Marketing, Fund Development & Communications
Gerald Saccardo, Director, Finance & Administration
George Cavanagh, Director, Facility & Technology Integration
Katelyn Roughley, Manager, Education and Programming
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