Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame COVID-19 Update
The health and well-being of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame employees, visitors, volunteers, Hall of Famers, Board of Governors, families and students are our top priority. Effective March 16, 2020 we closed our museum to the public until year-end. Though our physical museum is closed, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is committed to the integrity of our programming. We will continue to operate our online and outreach education programs as well as our community travelling exhibits when restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so. Even though we are not able to gather in person at this time, the team at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame will continue to look for new and innovative ways to connect, inform and inspire all Canadians in the coming months. Stay tuned!
2020 MAJOR EVENTS – POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
With no certainty regarding crowd size restrictions and travel ban timelines, we have been forced to delay our two major fundraising and recognition events (the May 2020 Sport + Spirit Charity Gala and the October 2020 Induction Festival) until 2021. At that time, we look forward to inducting and awarding the Order of Sport honour to this year’s incredible class of athletes and builders.
In these trying times, we find hope in knowing that we have tremendous supporters like you behind us and know that we will get through this together. Your ongoing support will allow Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame to continue its significant and important role of annually recognizing and awarding the Order of Sport, Canada’s highest sporting honour, in recognition of the impact the Inductees have and the value they return to our country beyond sport.
ABOUT CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME Located in Calgary, Alberta at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is a registered charitable organization and has been a vital cultural institution in Canada for the past 65 years. As one of North America’s oldest sports museums, the organization’s focus is on recognition, education, curation, and thought leadership. These four pillars help to support and celebrate Canada’s sport heroes for the value and impact they return to their communities. Over 673 people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since establishment in 1955, and as of 2019, the new Order of Sport is awarded as part of induction to Canada’s top athletes for their ongoing role in building Canada through sport.
Stay healthy and we look forward to connecting with you in the coming months.
For more information, please contact:
Ruth Cowan Liaison Officer Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame email@example.com