About the MSHOF
In 2012 a group of sports enthusiasts were having a discussion and wondering: 'Why is there not a Maritime Sport Hall of Fame'? Gord MacInnis and Frank Mitchell discussed a plan for this venture over a cup of coffee and with two major points in mind, they recruited others to flesh out the idea.
Jack Smith was voted in as President; Gord MacInnis became Vice-president; Mike Tynes became Treasurer, with Frank Mitchell holding down the position of Corporate Secretary.
To win a provincial championship or represent your province at the nationals or beyond is a difficult and significant achievement. To win a Maritime title and represent the region nationally or beyond is often a more difficult and outstanding achievement. This is one reason the hall was created. The other was to Help Kids Play Sports by raising funds to donate to teams, associations or individuals to ensure they have a chance to play, whether for recreation or higher-level competition. See more in the Goals of the Organization below.
Though we have provincial Sports Halls of Fame and many county, city or regional Sports Heritage groups that recognize teams and individuals that have excelled in competition or have played a prominent role in building our collective sport's legacy in individual provinces or regions, there seemed to be a void – a place that represented the very best of our Maritime sporting community. That perceived vacuum is on its way to being filled with the first of two legacy inductions, initially covering a period from 1865 to 1965. From 2015 forward, there will be ongoing opportunities to recognize teams and individuals that have in the past, and will in the future, be recognized for their considerable contributions.
Press & News
The application form for kids or teams is found on this website and applications are processed all year round and awarded at one or more of our public events. Contact any board member…Read More
Maritime Sport Hall of Fame: News Release (via Rick Grant , VP and Media Relations) Football season in Canada peaks this month with the CFL Grey Cup and the CIS University…Read More
PRESS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Sept 21, 2015) The Maritime Sport Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the launch of its “Helping Kids Play Sports” program. The program, a cornerstone…Read More