The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame functions as both a Hall of Fame and a Museum. The Hall of Fame has inducted over 1400 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 fall 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.
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.