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 Bay Sports Hall of Fame is a member of the Canadian Association for Sport Heritage.
Bay Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors (2022)
The Board meets an average of eight
times a year, quite often on a monthly basis from fall to
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 North Bay Sports Hall of Fame Constitution for a detailed list of criteria for candidate selection.
The North Bay Sports Hall of Fame is located in the North Concourse of Memorial Gardens, 100 Chippewa St. West, North Bay.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent Pigott, Director email@example.com
Peter Handley, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org