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Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

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Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (French: Panthéon des sports canadiens) is a hall of fame established in 1955 to "preserve the record of Canadian sports achievements and to promote a greater awareness of Canada's heritage of sport."[1] It is located at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. There are 611 honoured members of the hall.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (1) (31734938104).jpg
Building in Calgary
LocationCanada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates51°05′01″N 114°13′19″W / 51.0835°N 114.2220°W / 51.0835; -114.2220Coordinates: 51°05′01″N 114°13′19″W / 51.0835°N 114.2220°W / 51.0835; -114.2220
TypeHall of fame
DirectorJanice Smith - Interim Chief Executive Director
CuratorJanice Smith - as Director, Exhibits & Programming


Exhibits at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, in Calgary.

The Hall, first known as the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, was founded in 1955 through the efforts of Harry I. Price, a former assistant athletics commissioner of Ontario.[1] It was first housed in the Stanley Barracks' Officers' Quarters building, located in Toronto on the grounds of Exhibition Place. It moved in 1961 to a wing of a new building shared with the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hockey Hall of Fame moved out in 1993, leaving the building to the Sports Hall of Fame. Without the Hockey Hall of Fame, attendance declined and the Sports Hall made plans to move to Ottawa. The move to Ottawa never took place, because the venues promised for the Hall by the Government of Canada were allocated for other uses, and the move eventually was cancelled.

In 2006, the Hall of Fame building was demolished to make way for BMO Field and the collection moved to the Officers' Quarters building in preparation for an opening in some new location. One facade, which incorporated a tile mosaic, was incorporated into the BMO Field structure. Nine cities across the country bid for the right to host the new hall, and in 2008, a proposed site at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary was chosen.[2] The new facility opened on Canada Day, July 1, 2011. It has 11 galleries and numerous interactive displays.[3]

Former buildingsEdit

Portions of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame building remains as a facade attached to BMO Field, at the Canadian National Exhibition.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is presently located in Calgary, Alberta. However, prior to 2006, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame was located in Toronto, Ontario, at Exhibition Place, the fair grounds for the Canadian National Exhibition. From 1955 to 2006, the Sports Hall of Fame located moved to several locations in Exhibition Place. They include:


Six people were inducted into the hall as part of its 2011 class:[3]

On October 17, 2012, the 2012 class of inductees were:[4]

On October 16, 2013, the 2013 class of inductees were:

On October 22, 2014, the 2014 class of inductees were:[5]

On October 21, 2015, the 2015 class of inductees were:[6]

On June 17, 2015, the Sport Legends class of inductees were:[7]

Canadian Sport Legends Class, athletes[8]
Canadian Sport Legend Category, builders[9]


  1. ^ a b "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame". The Canadian Encyclopedia
  2. ^ "Calgary to be the new home for Canada's Sports Hall of Fame". The Sports Network. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  3. ^ a b Hall, Vicki (2011-05-20). "Sports history lives in Calgary". Calgary Herald. p. A17.
  4. ^ "Canada's Sports HOF announces 2012 class". Rogers Media. The Canadian Press. April 19, 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Newsroom". Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2014-10-25. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  6. ^ Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Names Inductees for 2015[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Celebrates the Induction of an Historic Canadian Sport Legends Class | SIRC". Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  8. ^ "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame | News Archive". Archived from the original on 2017-10-07. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  9. ^ "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame | Stories". Archived from the original on 2017-10-07. Retrieved 2017-10-06.

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