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SHOF – Call for Nominations

Date(s) - 30/10/2023 - 31/12/2023
12:00 am

Call for Nominations: Nanaimo Museum Sports Hall of Fame 2024 Inductees

Nanaimo – The Nanaimo Museum is accepting applications for induction into the Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame.  The Sports Hall of Fame is a tribute to outstanding Nanaimo athletes and supporters from the past and present.  Past inductees include Michelle Stilwell, Harry Manson and the 1956 Timbermen team. Nominations for the 2024 induction year must be submitted by December 15, 2023.

There have been 45 inductees in the Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame since its inception in 2008, across five categories:  Athlete, Builder, Media, Trailblazer (formerly Pioneer), and Team.  The success of the Hall of Fame relies on community members to nominate individuals and teams. Anyone can submit a nomination for consideration, except the Sports Hall of Fame committee, selection panel and museum staff.  Nominations can be submitted on the website at via the online nomination portal.

The Nanaimo Museum and Sports Hall of Fame committee encourages members of the community to review the guidelines online and make nominations.  “A nomination is a great start to honouring the significant contributions made by a friend, relative or someone you admire in the sporting community,” says Sophia Maher, Nanaimo Museum General Manager.  “Their accomplishments often represent nationally recognized achievement in all levels of sport or strong contributions to community athletics in Nanaimo.” Applications are intended to be barrier-free, so please contact the museum if you require assistance.

The 2024 presentation will be made at the Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards happening February 24th, 2023. The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards were established in 2006 and the awards event recognizes those within the sport community who, during the course of the year, have made a significant contribution to the community in which he or she lives. Information about the awards can be found at

The Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame is located in the lobby of the museum and the public can visit free of charge during regular hours of operation, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. The exhibit includes artifacts, inductee wall and images spanning a century of sports history in Nanaimo.

For more information or assistance, please contact:

Sophia Maher, General Manager   250 753-1821 or

Or, Becka Macdonald, Communications Coordinator  250-753-1821 or

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