Fort Erie Sports Wall of Fame
GREATER FORT ERIE SPORTS WALL OF FAME
Call for Volunteers! Join the Greater Fort Erie Sports Wall of Fame Committee!
The Sports Wall of Fame is the athletic history and significant contributions of our current or former Fort Erie citizens. It is an honour to have the privilege of serving on this Committee. Please submit your name and interest in becoming a proud member of our Wall of Fame committee. Details of the duties will be provided upon your inquiry. All submissions should be sent to Ingrid Collee by October 30th at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-871-1600, ext. 2431.
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.
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 31st, 2020. Nominations can either be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: Town of Fort Erie, Facilities Management, Attention: Dorrie Jones, 3 Municipal Centre Drive, Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 2S6.
Kinsmen Induction of 2019 Inductees will be held on Friday June 14, 2020 at the Leisureplex.
If you have any questions, you may contact Dorrie Jones (Selection Committee Chairperson) at 905-871-7448, or Larry Graeber from the Kinsmen 905-871-5838.