Hall of Fame

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hall of Fame is "to recognize, honour, immortalize and enshrine the contributions to the development and enhancement of basketball in Canada and internationally.”


Nomination Information


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Eligibility

Subject to the nomination criteria, any person is eligible for election as an Honoured Member of the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame who has achieved an outstanding record of excellence, in the following categories:

Athletes:

Athletes are individuals who, while Canadian citizens, have participated as a player at an elite level and have achieved outstanding and extraordinary success as a player in the sport of basketball at the amateur and/or professional level.

Teams:

Teams are made up of athletes who represent Canada, a province, a municipality or a Canadian organization or corporation that have accomplished  outstanding or extraordinary results nationally and/or internationally that has brought prominence to the sport of basketball in Canada.

Coaches:

Coaches are individuals whose tireless efforts and expertise in the development and training of basketball athletes has made an outstanding and extraordinary contribution to the sport of basketball in Canada and/or internationally.

Officials:

Officials are individuals who have exhibited outstanding and extraordinary skill and expertise as referees, as evidenced by their participation at an elite level of competition, nationally and internationally.  Such individuals must also have contributed significantly to the training and development of basketball officials in Canada.

Builders:

Builders are individuals who have made outstanding and extraordinary contributions towards the promotion, development and advancement of basketball in Canada, and without restricting the generality of the foregoing may include administrators, officials, trainers, managers, coaches and doctors.  Such contribution should be national in scope.

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Nominations for Awards or Recognition

i)  All nominations for Awards or for induction into the Hall of Fame shall be submitted to the National Office, or other such office as may be determined from time to time and at the sole discretion of Canada Basketball and the Board of Directors, before the established deadline for submissions.

ii)  Nominations will be accepted from the following:

  • The Board of Directors
  • Any member in good standing
  • Any citizen of Canada, provided that the nomination has been signed by 10 individuals and receives the signed approval of either the Board of Directors of Canada Basketball or an Active Member Association prior to the submission to the Hall of Fame.
  • Any Canadian media representative provided that the nomination is received on official letterhead of the media source and is signed by an official representative of any member in good standing of Canada Basketball.

iii)  All nominations shall be in writing and shall contain a complete record of the merits and achievements of each candidate. 

iv)  All submitted nominations must be professional in nature and  include, at a minimum, the following information in order to be considered for onto the Hall of Fame ballot:

  • Cover letter
  • At least three letters of support from members in good standing.
  • A complete and detailed biography of the nominees accomplishments
  • Statistical information (if available during the nominees era).
  • Copies of news clippings, photos, etc. (if available during the nominees era).
  • The birth date, date of death (if applicable), birthplace, current contact information (if applicable), family contact (if deceased or out of the country).

v)  Failure to provide this information will result in the non-consideration of the nominated candidate.

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Criteria For Nomination

Nominees must be:

  1. a Canadian Citizen, or
  2. a resident of Canada for a minimum of 3 years, or
  3. born in Canada, or
  4. made their distinguished contribution to the game of basketball in Canada.

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Category-Specific Criteria:

Athletes

Players must be retired from playing status at their highest level of competition ( i.e. CIS , National Team etc.) for 5 years before they are eligible for nomination.

Voting for players must be based on the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contribution to the teams on which the player participated. The player’s overall contribution to the game of basketball in general must also be considered.

Teams

For teams to be eligible for nomination, five (5) years must have elapsed from the date of the significant milestone which forms the basis for the nomination.

Coaches

Coaches must be retired from professional coaching activity for 2 years, or 1 year if 65 or older, in order to be eligible for nomination.

Officials

Officials must be retired from actively officiating for 2 years, or 1 year if 65 or older, in order to be eligible for nomination.

Builders

Builders are exempt from specific timelines with respect to nomination.

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Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame

2013 INDUCTION CLASS
Andrea Blackwell Athlete
Bill Coulthard Athlete
Candace Jirik (Clarkson) Athlete
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2007 INDUCTION CLASS
Bob Phibbs Athlete
1976 Senior Men's Olympic Team Team
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2006 INDUCTION CLASS
Lars Hansen Athlete
1929-1930 UBC Women’s Team Team
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2005 INDUCTION CLASS
John Bitove Builder
Gerald Kazanowski Athlete
Bill Wennington Athlete
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2003 INDUCTION CLASS
Jack Kenyon Coach
Eli Pasquale Athlete
Kathy Shields Coach
Hank Tatarchuk Builder
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2002 INDUCTION CLASS
Fred Ingaldson Athlete
Bill Robinson Athlete
John Metras Coach
Gino Sovran Athlete
Patricia Tatham (MacDonald) Athlete
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2001 INDUCTION CLASS
Rita Bell (Panasis) Athlete
Hank Biasatti Athlete/Coach
Ebbie Bowering Builder
Alex Fisher Builder
Bob Gage Builder
Barry Howson Athlete
Gerri Livingston Builder
John McKibbon Athlete
Stanley (Red) Nantais Athlete/Coach
Ernest Quigley Official
Warren Reynolds Athlete
James V. Rose Coach
Bev Smith Athlete
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2000 INDUCTION CLASS
Bob Houbregs Athlete
Al Rae Official
Jamie Russell Athlete
Joyce Slipp (Douthwright) Athlete
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1999 INDUCTION CLASS
Bill Rogin Athlete
Ron Foxcroft Official/Builder
Ken Shields Coach
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1998 INDUCTION CLASS
Chris Critelli Athlete
Misty Thomas Athlete
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1997 INDUCTION CLASS
Brian Heaney Athlete/Coach
Leo Rautins Athlete
Bill Ritchie Official
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1996 INDUCTION CLASS
Fred Horgan Official
Nora McDermott Athlete
Bryan Nicurity Official
Romel Raffin Athlete
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1995 INDUCTION CLASS
Martin Riley Athlete
Fred Thomas Athlete
1992-94 Winnipeg Wesman Women's Team Team
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1994 INDUCTION CLASS
Darlene Currie Athlete/Coach
Debbie Huband Athlete
Don McCrae Athlete/Coach
Derek Sankey Athlete/Builder
Sylvia Sweeney Athlete
John (Wink) Willox Official
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1993 INDUCTION CLASS
Steve Konchalski Coach
Jay Triano Athlete
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1992 INDUCTION CLASS
Jack Donohue Coach
Ted Earley Official
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1991 INDUCTION CLASS
Phil Tollestrup Athlete
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1989 INDUCTION CLASS
Edward Patrick Browne Builder
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1983 INDUCTION CLASS
Edmonton Grads Individuals
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1981 INDUCTION CLASS
1936 Olympic Ford V8's Team Team
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1980 INDUCTION CLASS
Edmonton Commercial Grads Team
R. Ruby Richman Athlete/Coach/Builder
Carl Ridd Athlete
Dr. Paul Thomas Coach
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1979 INDUCTION CLASS
Norman Baker Athlete
Frank Baldwin Coach
Norman Gloag Builder
Clarence Hollingsworth Builder
Kitch McPherson Official
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1978 INDUCTION CLASS
Dr. James Naismith Builder
Dr. Percy Page Coach
Noel Robertson (MacDonald) Athlete
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