Greater Napanee accepting nominations for Sports Hall of Fame

The Greater Napanee Wall of Fame at the Strathcona Paper Centre. (Adam Prudhomme Photo)

Nominations are now open for the Town of Greater Napanee’s Sports Hall of Fame.

From now until May 27 nominations forms can be submitted online at and searching the ‘arena’ page or by picking up a form from 41 Dundas Street W or the Strathcona Paper Centre, located at 16 McPherson Dr.

Submissions can be in either the ‘athlete’ or ‘builder’ category.

To be considered for admission to the Hall of Fame athletes shall have been or be outstanding in their athletic field of endeavour or have achieved better than average proficiency in a number of supports (even if not reaching the absolute top level in any one sport). The label “outstanding” must be applicable to competition against other athletes, over a period of 15 years or more.

An athlete must have been retired from active participation in the sport(s) for which they are nominated, for a period of three years; or if still active, must be at least 50 years old.

A builder shall include any coach, manager, trainer, game official, executive member, administrator, or sponsor.

To be considered for admission to the Hall of Fame as a builder, the individual shall have worked in sport(s) over a period of 15 years or more and shall have been considered outstanding. Whether this is in the organization of leagues and facilities achieving higher degree of success in coaching teams and/or individuals, keeping a league or team active, or providing services of a consistently high level.

The board of directors will determine the number of inductees for this year.

Plaques displaying previous inductees to the town’s hall of fame are on display at on the wall of the Strathcona Paper Centre.

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