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GREATER FORT ERIE SPORTS WALL OF FAME
Do you know an individual, team or coach from Fort Erie who has achieved a high level of success in their chosen sport? If so, help us acknowledge their accomplishments by nominating them for the Greater Fort Erie Sports Wall of Fame. The objective of the Wall of Fame is to recognize individuals and teams whose athletic abilities have brought fame to themselves and to the Town of Fort Erie. This year’s nomination deadline is January 20, 2017.
The Greater Fort Erie Sports Wall of Fame (GFESWF) was established by the Town’s Minor Hockey Association in 1980 and was located in the old arena. In the 1990s it became inactive until a new selection committee was established. Since 2006, the GFESWF has been overseen by this committee with assistance from the Kinsmen Club. Nominations are due in January of each year and are forwarded to the committee for review. The inductees are usually announced in March and the induction ceremony and dinner is held in June at the Leisureplex. Each inductee receives a plaque on the Wall of Fame currently positioned at the main rink and also a keeper plaque to take home.
To be eligible for nomination the team or individual must have achieved a high level of success in their category. The current categories are athlete, team and builder/official/coach. The nominee is to be considered as a credit to the Town of Fort Erie in terms of achievement and character. The length of involvement can also be a factor in the decision making process.
The committee invites you to submit a nomination of anyone you feel deserves a spot on The Greater Fort Erie Sports Wall of Fame. Nomination forms are available on this website or at the office in the Leisureplex. Supporting material, such as newspaper articles, photos and letters of support, should be included with the package and submitted as directed on the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is January 20, 2016. Nominations can either be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Town of Fort Erie, Facilities Management, Attention: Cathy Dennahower, 3 Municipal Centre Drive, Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 2S6.
If you have any questions, you may contact Cathy Dennahower (Selection Committee Chairperson) at 905-871-1571.