TORONTO, ON - Canada Basketball has announced that nominations for the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021 are now being accepted. The Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame recognizes, honours, immortalizes, and enshrines the contributions of individuals or teams to the development and advancement of basketball in Canada or internationally. Inductees to the Hall of Fame are awarded biennially. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2020, with inductees being announced in the spring of 2021.
Nominations can be made in any one of the following five categories:
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 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 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 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 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 will be accepted from the following:
- The Canada Basketball Board of Directors;
- Any Canada Basketball Class A or Class B 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 a Class A or Class B member prior to the submission to the Hall of Fame; and
- 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 Class A or Class B member in good standing of Canada Basketball.
All nominees must be a Canadian citizen, or a resident of Canada for a minimum of three years, or born in Canada, or made their distinguished contribution to the game of basketball in Canada.
Canada Basketball encourages nominations for all qualified individuals and teams. The organization is committed to equity and diversity and welcomes nominations for women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
For more information and nomination requirements, view them HERE.
Please submit all nominations electronically to:
Hall of Fame Selection Committee
c/o Julie Arone