Nominations for BC Sports Hall of Fame accepted until Oct. 1

The hall celebrated its golden anniversary in style in 2016

The 2016 B.C. Sports Hall of Fame induction class.

Do you know a British Columbian who has accomplished sporting greatness?

If so, consider nominating the person for the BC Sports Hall of Fame, which is accepting nominations for its 2017 induction class until Oct. 1.

Entering its 51st year, the BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrated its “golden” anniversary in style, inducting its largest class ever in 2016, with notable sports icons including Steve Nash, Wally Buono, Geri Donnelly, Carl Valentine and Arthur Griffiths.

The hall also celebrated the top moments in BC sports history, through a “50 Golden Moments” bracket challenge, with Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope taking top honours.

RELATED STORY: Surrey teacher Geri Donnelly humbled by BC Sports Hall of Fame nod.

“The BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the province’s sports heritage by honouring the past and inspiring the future for British Columbians,” said Allison Mailer, executive director of the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

“We are excited to be accepting nominations for the 2017 induction class, the 51st in the hall’s history and look forward to reviewing all applications with our board of trustees.”

All nominees must have attained a high level of excellence and have brought honour to BC sport through their passion, commitment and dedication to sport.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from http://www.bcsportshalloffame.com/inductees/nominate/, where visitors will also find a complete list of all BC Sports Hall of Famers.

Categories for consideration are: Athlete, Builder, Pioneers, Media, Team, and the WAC Bennett award. Please note: full selection criteria can be found on the nomination form.

The Now

Just Posted

How fallen Surrey Mountie’s Stetson ended up in Europe puzzles police

Constable Terry Draginda’s hat is repatriated after being found at a flea market in Hamburg, Germany

Surrey social justice activist wins Sher Vancouver’s Youth Leadership Award

Shilpa Narayan says her work is about ‘ensuring a safe space’ for marginalized youth

Surrey, White Rock players dot Canadian national softball team roster

Organizers expect to hear soon if Surrey has been chosen to host Olympic qualifier tournament

Book a ride on a driverless shuttle in Surrey or Vancouver

Automated vehicle demos are being offered, as the two cities plan pilot projects with the shuttles

Worker injured in White Rock: WorkSafeBC

Emergency crews respond to construction site at corner of George Street and Thrift Avenue

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

Nick Naydev posted the video last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas

Parents in this B.C. city can no longer opt kids out of class for personal beliefs

Change comes as part of ‘big overhaul’ of school district’s learning resources policy approved by board

BC Hydro scammers bilked customers out of nearly $45,000 in 2018

Nearly 2,000 people reported scams to the utility, as they continue to be more common

Good news: Peak flu season over in B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says that while peak season is over, rates remain high this time of year

Vancouver Whitecaps acquire Canadian international Derek Cornelius

Cornelius earned his first senior cap for Canada in September 2018

B.C. university students dumpster dive to shed light on food waste

Eating only from dumpsters, the students hope to raise money for food banks in Northern Canada

B.C. woman posts to Facebook after she and nephew reported missing for days

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

Unruly passenger forces B.C.-bound flight to divert to Calgary

Police say charges are pending against a woman in her 40s

Most Read