Hall of Fame

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 advancement of basketball in Canada or internationally.”

Proceed directly to an induction class:

2017 – 2015 – 2013 
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Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame Members:

2017 INDUCTION CLASS

Olga Hrycak

Builder

Todd MacCulloch

Athlete

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2015 INDUCTION CLASS

George Stulac

Athlete

Jim Zoet

Athlete

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2013 INDUCTION CLASS

 

 

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Andrea Blackwell

Athlete

Bill Coulthard

Athlete

Candace Jirik (Clarkson)

Athlete

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2005 INDUCTION CLASS

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Gerald Kazanowski

Athlete

Bill Wennington

Athlete

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2003 INDUCTION CLASS

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Jack Kenyon

Coach

Eli Pasquale

Athlete

Kathy Shields

Coach

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Hank Tatarchuk

Builder

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2001 INDUCTION CLASS

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Rita Bell (Panasis)

Athlete

Hank Biasatti

Athlete/ Coach

Ebbie Bowering

Builder

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Alex Fisher

Builder

Bob Gage

Builder

Barry Howson

Athlete

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Gerri Livingston

Builder

John McKibbon

Athlete

Stanley (Red) Nantais

Athlete/ Coach

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Ernest Quigley

Official

Warren Reynolds

Athlete

James V Rose

Coach

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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

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Bill Rogin

Athlete

Ron Foxcroft

Official/Builder

Ken Shields

Coach

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1998 INDUCTION CLASS

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Chris Critelli

Athlete

Misty Thomas

Athlete

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1997 INDUCTION CLASS

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Brian Heaney

Athlete/Coach

Leo Rautins

Athlete

Bill Ritchie

Official

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1996 INDUCTION CLASS

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Fred Horgan

Official

Nora McDermott

Athlete

Bryan Nicurity

Official

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Romel Raffin

Athlete

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1994 INDUCTION CLASS

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Darlene Currie

Athlete/ Coach

Debbie Huband

Athlete

Don McCrae

Athlete/ Coach

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Derek Sankey

Athlete/ Builder

Sylvia Sweeney

Athlete

John (Wink) Willox

Official

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1993 INDUCTION CLASS

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Steve Konchalski

Coach

Jay Triano

Athlete

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1992 INDUCTION CLASS

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Jack Donohue

Coach

Ted Earley

Official

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1991 INDUCTION CLASS

Phil Tollestrup

Athlete

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1989 INDUCTION CLASS

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Edward Patrick Browne

Builder

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1983 INDUCTION CLASS

Edmonton Grads

Individuals

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1980 INDUCTION CLASS

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R. Ruby Richman

Athlete/ Coach/ Builder

Edmonton Commerical Grads

Team

Carl Ridd

Athlete

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Dr. Paul Thomas

Coach

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Nomination Information

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.
 


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 inclusion onto the Hall of Fame ballot:
  • Nomination Form.
  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) - A brief overview of the reason why the nominee should be considered for the Hall of Fame and how this nominee reflects the values of Canada Basketball:
    • Purpose - We are principled, focused and strategic in pursuing our vision.
    • Excellence - We are innovative, performance-driven and results oriented.
    • Team - We believe in the power of "team" on the court, in our communities and across the country.
    • Nation - We take pride in representing Canada to the world.
  • Biography (maximum 4 pages) - A complete and detailed biography of the nominee's accomplishments. 
  • Letters of Support (3-5 letters) - At least three letters (no more than five letters) of support from members in good standing who have direct knowledge of the value and impact of the nominee's acheivements and who support the nomination.
  • Additional Material - Statistical information, copies of news clippings, photos, and other supporting documents (if available) during the nominees era.
v)  Failure to provide this information will result in the non-consideration of the nominated candidate.
 


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.


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, 5 years must have elapsed from the date of the significant milestone which forms the basis for the nomination.
 

Coaches:

For coaches to be eligible for nomination, they must be retired from professional coaching activity for 2 years, or 1 year if 65 or older, or have been an active coach for at least 25 years.
 

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.