Nominate your favourite golden moment in BC sports history
Dec 18, 2015
The BC Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2016, is looking for public input and support on the 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History as part of its milestone celebrations next year.
The sport community in particular and wider public in general are invited to nominate or suggest events that should be considered as part of the 50 Golden Moments project in 2016.
“We’re very proud of our 50th anniversary slate of inductees in the categories of athletes, coaches & builders, pioneers and teams but we’re also excited to join with the tens of thousands of people who make up the sports community to mark and celebrate the 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History,” said Jim Lightbody, Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. “We’re very much committed to being a strong community asset in honouring the past and inspiring the future and that’s why we’re looking for input and nominations from everyone who cares about sports in British Columbia.”
Public nominations for the 50 Golden Moments will be reviewed by joint panels of sports media and sports historians/archivists and compiled into a final list by February of 2016. The 50 Golden Moments will then be counted down to the Banquet of Champions inducting the 50th Class of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, June 9th, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
“Part of the fun for us is making this interactive and receiving these 50 Golden Moments nominations over the coming month,” said Allison Mailer, Executive Director of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. “We’re very thankful to be part of such a vibrant BC sports community and are happy to hear from current honoured members, provincial sports organizations, national sports federations, municipal halls of fame and individual sports executives and administrators, athletes, coaches and other community leaders.”
Mailer noted that the BC Sports Hall of Fame is planning to develop a special exhibit to commemorate the 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History in the spring of 2016.
“It will be a signature feature of the BC Sports Hall of Fame throughout the 2016 anniversary year,” added Mailer.
Nominations can be made by emailing:
The public input period will be open until January 22nd, 2016 at 5 p.m. PT.
Looking for ideas? Our curator, Jason Beck, has composed a list of suggestions to get you thinking about what might constitute the 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History. Check out his list here.