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Canada Games Council – (April 25th, 2017) Ottawa  The Canada Games Council (CGC) has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Canada Games Hall of Honour.

The Hall of Honour induction celebrations are designed to recognize and celebrate athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers who have had a considerable impact on the Canada Games Movement and helped to further evolve the property.
Nominees are eligible for induction into one of the two following Hall of Honour categories:

Athletes: the athlete’s category recognizes past Canada Games athletes who have now been retired for at least five (5) years and who have achieved significant success in national and/or international competition. Nominees must also have demonstrated support for the Canada Games and endorsed the property through promotional events, community engagement or other meaningful activities.

Builders: nominees may also be inducted into the builder’s category, where the CGC aims to recognize past coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers, sponsors or members of the media who have made outstanding efforts and impact for over ten (10) years. Nominees may be either active or inactive.

Initially launched in 2007, the Hall of Honour has inducted numerous high-profile alumni over the years, including Cassie Campbell (2009), Catriona Le May Doan (2009), Senator Larry Smith (2013), Nicolas Gill (2015), and Joy Ward-Fera (2015). The complete list of inductees can be found at this link

The Hall of Honour class of 2017 will be formally inducted during the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, MB, as the Canada Games celebrates its 50th anniversary as well as the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.

The deadline for Hall of Honour nominations is May 11th.

More information regarding the 2017 Hall of Honour process and nomination form can be found at the link below.

2017 Hall of Honour Nomination Process (EN)

About the Canada Games

Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. 

The 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg are the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games and will be held from July 28th to August 13th. 

The 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer will be held from February 15th to March 3rd. 

The organization of the Canada Games is made possible thanks to the contribution and support of the Government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, host municipalities and the Canada Games Council.

For more Information Contact: Joel Allard

Communications Coordinator

Canada Games Council

Tel: (613) 526 2320 Ext :2708