The Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame is once again looking to expand its ranks.
The local organization has put out the official call for nominations for their 2022 induction class, with the local organization seeking nominees in their athlete, team and builder categories.
The criteria are as follows:
Athletes, living or deceased, who have demonstrated character, sportsmanship and integrity as well as outstanding ability in his/her particular activity, having brought honour to themselves and Moose Jaw and district. Athletes nominated for this category must have been retired from active participation beyond the provincial level in the sport for which he or she has been nominated for a minimum of three years. The nominee must have been a Moose Jaw native or an individual with substantial connections to Moose Jaw and district or a resident during the period for which the outstanding performance is claimed.
A team is deemed to be two or more people, living or deceased, who together have won a provincial, regional, national, Olympic or world championship. Special consideration will be given to local teams who have reached the maximum level of excellence in their field. Teams nominated for this category must wait three years before they are eligible for induction. The team must be based in and comprised of Moose Jaw and district residents during the period for which the outstanding performance is claimed.
A builder is a person, living or deceased, whose service, other than that of an athlete, has made an exceptional contribution to a particular sport or sports. That includes coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers, media and sports medicine whose work for sports over an extended period of time has been outstanding having brought honour to themselves and Moose Jaw and district. The nominee must have been a Moose Jaw native or an individual with substantial connections to Moose Jaw and district or a resident during the period for which the outstanding performance is claimed.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame website at www.mjdshf.com, by e-mailing info@mjdshf or calling (306) 692-2211.
The deadline for nominations is Saturday, Apr. 30.
Once nominations are received, the MJDSHF committee will make their selections, with the announcement coming later this year.
The MJDSHF announced their 2020 and 2021 classes this past fall.
For 2020, volleyball athlete Darcy Busse, hockey/baseball builder John Hunter, baseball builder Charlie Meacher, wrestling builder Dave Pyle, basketball athlete Marg (Curry) Sihvon and hockey athlete Ed Staniowski were inducted.
The 2021 class includes wrestling athlete/builder Frank Abdou, golf athlete Lorie Boyle, the 1992 Amber Holland curling team and football athlete Levi Steinhauer.
With the annual banquets postponed the last two years, the organizing committee is planning a massive three-class induction ceremony for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 classes this fall, with further details to come.
Since the first Hall of Fame induction in 2015, a total of 29 athletes, builders and teams across 18 different sports have been enshrined on the Hall of Fame Wall on the McCaig Mezzanine in Mosaic Place.
For more information on the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame, be sure to visit www.mjdshf.com.