2023 Induction Ceremony

Celebrate the newest Inductees and Honourees to the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition who have made significant and exemplary contributions to the community and their respective sport.

The following individuals will be honoured at the annual Sports Hall Induction Ceremony and will be showcased in the Sports Hall, located in the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, over the next year in the New Inductee Display Case:

  • Sam Kennedy – Honouree, Builder in the sports of Hockey & Baseball (Posthumous).
  • Ed O’Leary – Honouree, Builder in Sports Journalism (Posthumous).
  • Lynne Andrew – Inductee, Builder in the sport of Basketball.
  • David Gans – Inductee, Athlete in the sport of Hockey.
  • Lonnie Maich – Inductee, Athlete in the sport of Football.

Please join us on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at the Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre (19 Holiday Drive, Brantford, ON).

The Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition proudly recognizes hometown athletes and sport builders who have achieved the highest standards of excellence in their chosen sport and whose contributions have been exemplary and significant.

Through features such as Inductee artefact and memorabilia displays, Honour Wall of Recognition, Interactive Inductee Zone, Trivia Game, Broadcast Booth and Wayne Gretzky tribute area, the Sports Hall, located inside the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, is able to share these achievements with our community for generations to come. View more about the nostalgia of the Sports Hall.

If you know of an athlete, builder or team that deserves to be nominated as an Inductee or Honouree into the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition, please visit the Nominations page to learn how. Nominations will be accepted until September 1 of the year prior to the Induction Ceremony.

Please contact 519-759-4150 ext.5047 or email sportshall@brantford.ca for further updates or questions.