Our Induction Committee is beginning its work to determine who will enter the Hall of Fame for 2015. Here are the requirements for nominations:

Submissions may be made to any Director of the Sports Hall of Fame or mailed to GVSHOF, 100-4636 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria BC V8Z 5M1.

Deadline is February 28 of the current year.

CATEGORIES:

The categories for induction are Athletes, Coaches & Builders, Teams & Organizations, and Media.
'Builders' can include owners, managers, officials, organizers, etc. who have achieved outstanding success in their sport.
REQUIREMENTS:

Any person or organization can submit an application, but it is preferred (if the application is for an athlete, team, or coach) that it also be endorsed by the governing/organizing body of their sport.
The application must include:
¨ the name of the nominee with details of their sport, category etc., along with contact information for the nominee and the person and/or organization submitting the application.

¨ a detailed list of an athlete's, team's, or coach's achievements in the sport, including any provincial, national, international, world, Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth, Pan American etc. championships, records, medals, national team membership, peer recognition, induction to other sports halls of fame, or any other information that would add to a full understanding of the potential nominee's sports career.

¨ copies of media reports, photos of trophies, medals, ribbons, and any other supporting documentation.

¨ name and contact information of the governing/organizing body and whether or not they have endorsed the application.

  • Builders, organizations and media applications require as much supporting information and material as possible and applicable to their category.
  • All applications must conform to the eligibility requirements of these GVSHOF policies.
  • All applications require three letters from recognized individuals/organizations endorsing the application.
  • Include any other information or material that would assist the INC in evaluating the application.

We send our condolences to the family of inductee Chris Hall who died on December 21, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. There will be a celebration of his life on January 12 at 3:00 pm in the Carson Room, Level 2, Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shamrocks Alumni University Scholarship program in memory of Chris Hall. Cheques payable to "Victoria Shamrock Alumni" c/o 4174 Thornhill Crescent, Victoria, V8N 5E5.

Click here to see Cleve Dheensaw's article in the Times Colonist.

The Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame (GVSHOF) and the University of Victoria Department of Athletics and Recreation are pleased to announce Vikes men's soccer player, Michael Baart, as the fifth winner of the annual Bate Family Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Award.

The St. Michaels University School graduate is a first-year Engineering major who is passionate about computer science and aspires to pursue a degree in software engineering. See the VIKES website for more info on Michael.

David Bate, whose family has created the generous award, started off as a UVic student in the late 1980s.

"The University of Victoria needs the financial firepower and community platform to attract local athletes to its teams," said Bate. "Hopefully, this award marks the beginning of a greater opportunity for local kids to get a world-class education while playing on varsity teams at UVic. I also hope their contributions help these teams perform well and enhance Victoria's long legacy of athletic achievements that continues to make Victoria one of the best communities to live in."

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Bate Family Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Award - Past recipients
2014-15: Michael Baart, Soccer, St. Michaels University School
2013-14: Stephanie Polomark, Rowing, Belmont Senior Secondary
2012-13: Sarah Douglas, Soccer, Glenlyon Norfolk School
2011-12: Patrick Psotka, Track, Oak Bay High
2010-11: Julia Schmidt: Swimming, Lambrick Park Secondary

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Mike Spracklen

John & Marilyn Bate

Randy Bennett

Chris hoists the National Lacrosse League's Champions Cup in 2004 in front of a sold out Calgary Saddledome crowd.

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SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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