Canada Games Hall of Honour

In 2007, the Canada Games celebrated their 40th anniversary. One legacy of the 40th Anniversary celebrations was the development of the Canada Games Hall of Honour.

The Canada Games Hall of Honour celebrates exceptional Canada Games alumni who have distinguished themselves as athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers or administrators, individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and advancement of the Canada Games Movement.

Induction into the Canada Games Hall of Honour occurs every two years during every Canada Games.  Nominees can be entered into two categories; Athlete or Builder (coach, officials, administrators and volunteers).

Past Inductees into the Canada Games Hall of Honour Include:

Goals

To recognize, honour and celebrate exceptional Canada Games alumni who have distinguished themselves as athletes, coaches, officials or administrators.

To recognize, honour and celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and advancement of the Canada Games Movement.

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration, nominees must have been a Canadian citizen or a resident of Canada over the course of their involvement. Posthumous nominations will be considered.

Membership in the Hall of Honour is open to athletes/teams, coaches and builders (officials, administrators, and volunteers) who have served the cause of the Canada Games Movement with distinction.

Categories

Athlete

Nominees must have participated at the Canada Summer or Winter Games as an athlete in individual or team sports.

Nominees must have achieved significant success in national and/or international competition, and be retired from international competition for a minimum of five years.

Nominees will have demonstrated support for the Canada Games and endorsed the Movement through promotional events, community engagement or other meaningful activities.

Builder

Nominees may be a coach, official, administrator, volunteer, sponsor or member of the media.

Nominees may be either active or inactive and shall be evaluated for his or her outstanding effort and the impact he or she has made, normally over a period of at least ten (10) years, but not necessarily consecutive. In exceptional circumstances this period maybe shorter.

Past Canada Games Council Chairman

Nominees must be a past Canada Games  Council Chair. The nominee shall be evaluated for his or her contributions and impact brought forth to the Canada Games Property during their tenure as Chair.

Nomination

An individual or organization may submit one nomination in each category.

Nominees will be considered for induction in the Games year nominated. If the nomination is not successful for that Games year the nomination may be held in consideration for the next Games cycle.

Should the nominee not be selected for induction within the three-year period, the nomination must wait four years before being resubmitted.

A maximum of three pages may be submitted for the application and no more than ten pages of supporting documentation (e.g. letters of support and newspaper articles) may accompany each nomination.

Selection

The Canada Games Hall of Honour Selection Committee is comprised of individuals with extensive knowledge of all aspects the Canada Games Movement. The selection committee will continue to have no more than five members including a member of the CGC Board of Directors who will be the Chairperson. The Canada Games Council provides staff support to the committee.

In making their selection the committee will keep in mind that induction into the Canada Games Hall of Honour is an exclusive distinction and is only for those few who have made an exceptional contribution to the Movement. They may consider any of the following: length of time associated with the Canada Games;

  • the type(s) of contribution(s) made e.g. leader, role model, supporter/advocate
  • influence on the growth of the Movement at the Provincial Territorial and/or National level
  • contribution to strengthening the Canada Games Movement