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Nomination Information

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum functions as both a Hall of Fame and a Museum. The Hall of Fame has inducted over 900 members since its inception in 1957. Alberta has many incredible athletes, builders of sport and volunteers that have the potential to be recognized and honoured for their contributions.

A nomination and selection process for induction into the Hall of Fame is held every year. Individuals are nominated by the general public through an open nomination process. The final selection of Inductees is determined by a Selection Committee. Nominees are categorized as Athletes, Builders, and Teams. There are also three awards that can be presented: Pioneer Award, Achievement Award, and the Bell Memorial Award.

The selected Inductees are announced to the public every spring and celebrated at the annual gala. This Induction Banquet is open to the public with more than 600 guests in attendance, including Honoured Member alumni, Government officials, Sport Organizations, Sporting Teams, and of course family and friends of the new Inductees. The event not only honours these great Albertans but it recognizes the importance of sport in our lives and communities.

Nominations for Induction into the Alberta Sports Hall must be received no later than January 31st of each year.

Please submit completed nominations forms and support material to:
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
#102 - 4200 HWY 2
Red Deer AB & T4N 1E3

Nomination Packages

Complete and print the Nomination Package below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your nomination or the procedure please call 403-341-8614.

Eligibility For All Categories

Nominees for ALL categories, to qualify for inductions must:

  • Have had permanent residency in Alberta during the relevant part of his/her/their career,
  • Have developed his/her/their skill level to a national or international standard while a permanent resident in Alberta, but may also have gone elsewhere during their career and achieved greatness,
  • Have represented Canada internationally, if applicable, and not another country.

Nominees for ALL categories DO NOT qualify for induction if:

  • They lived in Alberta, but left the Province before developing their skill level to a national or international standard,
  • They had temporary residency in Alberta, just for training, while maintaining permanent residency elsewhere.

Athlete

  • An Athlete shall be evaluated with respect to his/her contributions to sport at the international and national levels.
  • An Athlete must be retired from national championships or higher level competitions.
    *Exception - to the retirement may be made for 'evergreen' sports like bowling, golf, etc.
  • The athlete will be evaluated on their personal achievements, awards, or accomplishments but also on their contributions and the impact they made to his/her sport in their community, in Alberta, and in Canada.

Download the Nomination Form for Athlete

Builder

  • A Builder directs athletes in a leadership capacity. A Builder is a coach, trainer, manager, official, administrator, volunteers, or facility/program developer but is NOT a professional promoter, sponsor, or fundraiser.
  • A Builder may be either active or inactive to be considered and shall be evaluated based on his/her outstanding effort in one or more sports, normally over a period of at least ten (10) years, but not necessarily consecutive.
  • The Builder will be evaluated on their personal achievements, awards, or accomplishments but also on their contributions and the impact they made to his/her sport in their community, in Alberta, and in Canada.
  • The contributions of nominees as volunteers vs paid administrative positions will be a consideration.
  • Have had permanent residency in Alberta during the relevant part of their career.

Download the Nomination Form for Builder

Team

  • includes Teams with Athletes with disabilities
  • Any Alberta-based team, consisting of two or more able bodied or athletes with disabilities, that has been victorious at a National or International level is eligible to be inducted.
  • For teams that have won consecutive National Championships or a succession of Championships, the nucleus of the team must have remained intact over the Championship run.
  • The nucleus of the team must be retired from National or higher level competition before the team is eligible for induction. All team members, including coaches, managers, and trainers must be listed for the nomination years.
  • Team members recognized as Honoured Members include athletes, coaches, managers, and trainers.
  • Alberta athletes and coaches participating on a National team which has won an International Championship may be nominated and inducted as a group.
  • The team will be evaluated on its overall achievements, awards, or accomplishments, as well as on the contributions and the impact it made to sport in its community, in Alberta, and in Canada.
  • Team nominations will be considered as one nomination.  Only one (1) Team per year, if qualified, will be selected.

Download the Nomination Form for Teams

Pioneer Award

  • This award was established in 2000.
  • Honours female and male athletes, builders, or teams, that made an impact on the athletes or sport in Alberta 50 years prior to the current year.
  • The Nominee will be evaluated on their personal achievements, awards, or accomplishments, but also their contributions and the impact they made to his/her sport in their community, in Alberta, and in Canada.
  • The Nominee must meet same criteria of Eligibility as other categories.
  • Only one person/team may be selected each year for induction as an Honoured Member.
  • An annual selection is not mandatory.

Download the Nomination Form for Pioneer Award

Achievement Award

  • This award was established in 1983 (formerly called the Special Award).
  • An Achievement Award will be considered for an extraordinary achievement.
    Example: The successful ascension of Mount Everest in 1982 by a group of Canadian climbers.
  • This honours male and female athletes, sport administration, volunteers, sport developers, officials, coaches, managers, and trainers.
  • The nominee will be evaluated on their personal achievements, awards, or accomplishments but also on their contributions and the impact they made to his/her sport in their community, in Alberta, and in Canada.
  • The recipient of the Achievement Award will be considered an Honoured Member of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.
  • An annual selection is not mandatory.

Download the Nomination Form for Achievement Award

Bell Memorial Award

  • This award was established in 1973 by the Bell Family in honour of Chester Bell, son of the late Max Bell, a former publisher of the Albertan.
  • Presented to the sportswriter or broadcaster who has made a significant contribution to amateur sports in Alberta through his/her work in the media industry.
  • The Nominee will be evaluated on their personal achievements, awards, or accomplishments but also on their contributions and the impact they made to amateur sport in their community, in Alberta, and in Canada.
  • The recipient of the Bell Memorial Award will be considered an Honoured Member of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.
  • An annual selection is not mandatory.

Download the Nomination Form for Bell Memorial Award