Celebrating local heroes, inspiring our community.
In 2019, the North Shore Sports Hall of Fame is relaunching with a brand new awards program to celebrate the legacy of the North Shore’s greatest athletes, coaches, sport builders and teams.
Building on the success of the annual North Shore Sport Awards (now in its 19th year) which recognizes local sport accomplishments in the past year, the North Shore Sports Hall of Fame will honour those who have created a legacy through their lifetime of sport achievement.
- HistoryOriginally created in 1967, the North Shore Sports Hall of Fame first class of inductees included lacrosse player Henry Baker, tennis stars Caroline Deacon and Eleanor Young Stonehouse, track and field runners Harry Jerome and Bill Parnell, Olympic swimmer Elaine Tanner, North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club pairs Sam Gardiner and Dick Williams and former BC Soccer president and North Shore soccer builder Jim Spencer.
Then the Hall of Fame took a break until 1971 when it inducted gymnast Sandra Hartley, figure skater Jay Humphry, archer Dorothy Lidstone and soccer builder Tommy Nelson. The Hall of Fame then went dormant until 2019 when it was relaunched thanks to North Vancouver Recreation & Culture, West Vancouver Community Services and a dedicated group of community members.Hall of Fame CommitteeThe new Hall of Fame committee includes a number of North Shore residents who have long been sports supporters, leaders and builders. The committee includes Leslie Buchanan, Len Corben, Doug Green, Ron Holbrook, Gerry Karvelis, Keith Miller, Darcie Montgomery, C.J. Pentland, Andy Prest and David Porter.
If you have any questions or comments for the North Shore Sports Hall of Fame Committee, please email Darcie Montgomery.
The North Shore Sports Hall of Fame inductees for 2019 will be announced at the North Shore Sport Awards event on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm at the West Vancouver Community Centre located at 2121 Marine Drive in West Vancouver.
- The first North Shore Sports Hall of Fame class included (back row, left to right): runners Harry Jerome and Bill Parnell; builder Jim Spencer; lawn bowling team Sam Gardiner and Dickie Williams; (front row) lacrosse player Henry Baker (represented by his daughter), tennis player Eleanor Young Stonehouse; and swimmer Elaine Tanner (represented by her parents .
Swimmer Elaine Tanner (pictured above right) who won three medals at the 1968 Summer Olympics, was an original inductee in the North Shore Sports Hall of Fame. Photo supplied by Canadian Press/Canadian Olympic Committee.1968
- Henry Baker, lacrosse player
- Caroline Deacon, tennis player
- Sam Gardiner and Dick Williams, North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club pair
- Harry Jerome, track and field runner
- Jim Spencer, former BC Soccer president and North Shore soccer builder
- Elaine Tanner, Olympic swimmer
- Eleanor Young Stonehouse, tennis player
- Bill Parnell, track and field runner
- Sandra Hartley, gymnast
- Jay Humphry, figure skater
- Dorothy Lidstone, archer
- Tommy Nelson, soccer builder
2019 – to be announced March 14, 2019
- Hall of Fame Categories
CriteriaAll nominees must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Builders (including officials, administrators and media)
Connection to the North Shore community.
a. Individuals: at least one of the following:
- Person lived on the North Shore during much of the time of their significant sports achievements.
- Person spent their youth on the North Shore involved in sports
- Person was born on the North Shore
- Team must represent the North Shore or a North Shore club or school.
Length of time for nominees to be retired
a. Athlete: An athlete is eligible for nomination three years following retirement from the level of sport competition for which they are being nominated, with the exception of participation in masters or senior competition.b. Coach and Builder: A coach or builder is eligible for nomination three years after retirement from their position for which they are being nominated, or after a significant contribution to sport in the community.c. Team: A team is eligible for nomination three years following the year in which the team achieved its success.
Length of time nominations can remain on the nomination listA nomination can remain on the list of potential inductees as long as there is majority support from the Selection Committee.Amendment of CriteriaThe Selection Committee has the right to alter any of these rules and procedures.Nomination Procedure
- Any person may make a nomination
- Nominations for the 2020 North Shore Sports Hall of Fame will be accepted after July 1, 2019
- An online form will be available on this webpage as of May 1, 2019.