Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Recognition

Sports Hall of Recognition

The Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre is the hub for sporting activities in Brantford and surrounding areas so it's only fitting that it is the location of the NEW Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Recognition. Numerous Olympic, National and International athletes have called Brantford and surrounding communities home. The Sports Hall recognizes hometown heroes, including the Great One, Wayne Gretzky who changed the face of hockey. 

Plan your visit 

Free admission.

Hours (excluding holidays): 

  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am-6:00 pm   

2017 Induction Ceremony

Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Recognition will host the 2017 Induction Ceremony on Thursday, June 8 at the Best Western Plus Brant Park Inn & Conference Centre in Brantford. This year the Sports Hall Executive Committee will welcome the following individuals; Bryan Fogarty (Hockey), Derek Graham (Lacrosse), Jocelyn Jay (Swimming), Shay McNicol (Swimming), John Monne (Swimming), and Bill Morgan (Judo) for their outstanding achievements. Kent Dixon (Football) has been recognized as the 2017 Honour Roll member for his personal contributions to sport. 

This is a free event and all are welcome but we do require guests to RSVP by Thursday, June 1 by sending an email to or by phone at 519-756-9900 x.5260. 

Inaugural Friends of the Sports Hall Golf Tournament 

The Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Recognition will hold the Inaugural Friends of the Sports Hall Golf Tournament on Friday, July 14 at Northridge Golf Course in Brantford. More information regarding the tournament, registration and sponsorship will be made available soon.

The Sports Hall Features:

  • Interactive Inductee touchscreen
  • Honour Roll individuals and Team Wall of Recognition
  • Individual sport cases displaying memorabilia, uniforms, trophies and awards
  • Trivia Game
  • Broadcast Booth
  • Mini theatre showcasing Wayne Gretzky's career highlights 
  • Special tribute area for Wayne Gretzky and his family

Check out the 360 Virtual Tour and Grand Opening Sports Hall video (links open in a new window) on YouTube to learn more.

Sponsors and Donors of New Sports Hall

The Cowan Foundation generously sponsored the exterior of this state of the art space. The impressive displays of Wayne Gretzky’s achievements and replica trophies are funded by Empire Communities and Ball Construction sponsored the Inductee Wall of Recognition showcasing all the local athletes currently inducted in the Hall. Thanks to the generosity of many other community businesses and individuals, funds were raised to create this tourist destination to be proud of in the community! Click on the link below to see the full list of sponsors and donors of the new Sports Hall.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available within the Sports Hall including the interactive Trivia Game and individual sport displays. If you wish to help Inspire Greatness in the community please email

Click to view Sponsors and Donors of new Sports Hall

Click to view Sponsorship/Donor Opportunities

Inductee Nomination Information

Click to open Inductee Nomination Form (pdf format, opens in a new window).

Roll of Honour Nomination Information

Click to open Roll of Honour Nomination Form (pdf format, opens in new window).

Photo Gallery, Inductee list and Honour Roll list:

Click to view the Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Recognition photo gallery (opens in new window)

Click to view the Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Recognition Inductee list (opens in new window)

Click to view the Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Recognition Honour Roll List (opens in new window) 


    • Bill Harding, Chair 
    • Bob Ion, Vice Chair
    • Sue Bartlett
    • Vince Bucci 
    • Lisa Campbell
    • Richard Doyle
    • Trudy Ion
    • Bob McGeein
    • Rick Mannen
    • Rob Nagy 
    • Pat Shewchuk
    • Chad Wilson
    • Ron Birkett, Selection Sub-committee rep.
    • Cliff Atfield, County of Brant rep.
    • Cheryl Henhawk, Six Nations rep.

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