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The North Bay Sports Hall of Fame was founded October 20th, 1977 with an avowed purpose to "honour and perpetuate the names and deeds of those whose athletic prowess brought recognition to their community and to themselves; of those whose interest in and work for sport resulted in a climate which benefitted athletes and athletics."

The Hall, headquartered in Memorial Gardens Hockey Arena where the first meeting took place, now has a concourse area to be dedicated to pictures of inductees and various local sports artifacts. The original Hall of Fame Room that was constructed in 1987 with the help of a Wintario grant was converted to a lounge in 2013. The NBSHF is a non profit organization and has been a registered Charitable Organization since 1979 (11905 9293 RR 0001).

The Hall holds a banquet each year at which the newest members are inducted and presented with scrolls and pins. The dinner also serves another purpose as many of the key individual North Bay trophies for various sports and organizations are presented in what has become a major celebration of North Bay sport and the people who play, coach, officiate and build. The first induction dinner took place November 8th, 1980. The Silver Anniversary dinner was held on April 16th, 2005.

The North Bays Sports Hall of Fame is a member of the Canadian Association for Sport Heritage.

North Bay Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors (2014)
Chair
Bill Jacko

Vice Chair
Karen Cobb

Secretary-Treasurer
Pete Handley

Directors
Jennifer Buell
Karen Cook
Luc Desbiens
Tom Hedican
Mary McTavish
Tom Nodwell

Barb Olmsted
Sandro Orlando
Garry Payne
Brent Pigott
Dave Saad
JoeDefonzo
Michelle Cundari


The Board meets an average of eight times a year, quite often on a monthly basis from fall to spring.

Nominations
If you wish to nominate someone for consideration for induction into the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame, download the nomination form, complete, and return it to the committee for review. Please refer to the NBSHF Constitution for a detailed list of criteria for candidate selection.

Location
The North Bay Sports Hall of Fame Room is located in the North Concourse of Memorial Gardens, 100 Chippewa St. West, North Bay.

Contact
If you wish to get in contact with a member of the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame Board for any reason, you can e-mail one of the following members at the addresses given below:

Bill Jacko, President bnjacko52@gmail.com
Brent Pigott, Director bepigott@sympatico.ca
Peter Handley, Secretary phandley1@cogeco.ca

 

North Bay Sports Hall of Fame