Nominations Now Open for the 2024 Sports Wall of Fame

The Niagara-on-the-Lake longstanding Sports Wall of Fame recognizes residents’ remarkable athletic achievements and significant contributions to the sporting community.

“Community sports play a vital role in bringing people together, promoting physical activity, and fostering a sense of unity and pride in Niagara-on-the-Lake,” stated Lord Mayor Gary Zalepa. “The annual Sports Wall of Fame ceremony demonstrates our support for community sports and Council’s commitment to maintaining a vibrant, more connected community.”  

Nominations can be submitted in two categories:

  • Athlete: Must be or have been outstanding in their athletic endeavour.
  • Builder: Trainers, coaches, officials, or executive members who have dedicated significant time to enhancing the Niagara-on-the-Lake sporting community.

The community’s participation is not just encouraged; it is vital to the continued celebration of our local sports heroes! Nominations are due by June 21, 2024, and can be made on the Town’s website at https://www.notl.com/recreation-events/community-initiatives-events, at the Town Administration Building (1593 Four Mile Creek Road) or the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre (14 Anderson Lane).  

“The Sports Wall of Fame is an annual celebration that honours the outstanding achievements and contributions of our local athletes, coaches, and sports figures,” stated CAO Bruce Zvaniga. “It serves as a testament to the power of sports in uniting our community and inspiring future generations to strive for excellence. Thank you to Town Staff and the Committee for organizing this initiative each year.” 

A Committee of residents and Town Staff will review all submissions and select two individuals to be honoured on the Sports Wall of Fame at the Meridian Credit Union Arena. An August ceremony will take place to recognize and celebrate the new inductees. Information about the ceremony will be shared in the coming months.

The Town looks forward to honouring outstanding members of our community.

The Town is looking for new members for the Sports Wall of Fame Committee! If you are interested, please contact Cheryl Lootsma, Administrative Assistant — Operations, at cheryl.lootsma@notl.com.

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