COQUITLAM SPORTS HALL OF FAME

 Hall of Fame—Nominations


To nominate someone electronically please fill out for the form below. If you want to do this manually download the PDF Nomination form and send in (directions are on form)



To honour athletes, coaches, builders and teams from the City of Coquitlam for their outstanding contribution or achievement in sport.

SELECTION PROCESS
  • The nomination deadline shall be April of the following year.
  • Any individual or association may submit a nomination.
  • Nominations shall be sent by mail, email or fax to the information on the Nomination form.
  • A review of all nominations will be completed and successful nominees will be contacted prior to the Awards Ceremony to be held in the fall.

ELIGIBLE SPORTS:
In any given year the Selection Committee may put forward exceptions to the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors for review.

To be eligible a sport shall fit into the following criteria:
  1. It is physical, competitive and adheres to standard rules.
  2. It is a member of, or affiliated with a provincial or national sport federation.
  3. It is included in multi-sport events: (i.e.) Olympics/Paralympics, PanAmerican, Commonwealth, Canada Games, Provincial Games, etc.
CATEGORIES
  1. ATHLETE
    • The nominee must have represented sport with distinction in athletic competition; both in Coquitlam and outside the City; or whose example has brought great credit to the sport and high respect for the individual; and whose conduct will not bring discredit to the Hall.
    • The nominee must have compiled an outstanding record in one or more sports.
    • The nominee must be an individual with substantial connections to Coquitlam.
    • The nominee must have reached ultimate achievement in their sport and performed in a manner to bring special honour and recognition to the City of Coquitlam.
    • The nominee must have been either born in Coquitlam or attended school or lived in Coquitlam for a combined total of a minimum of 8 years.
    • A resident of Coquitlam who is/was a member of a (Canadian) National or International team may stand for induction as an individual athlete.
    • An individual who has been elected to any other Hall of Fame is not an automatic member of the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.
  2. BUILDER
    • The category of builder shall include coaches, officials, administrators, patrons, media (journalists/broadcasters) and sports medicine practitioners.
    • The nominee must have served sport for a substantial number of years.
    • The nominee must have had a substantial career which made a contribution to sport of an outstanding nature, and whose conduct will not bring discredit to the Hall.
    • The nominee must be an individual with substantial connections to Coquitlam.
    • The individual inducted as an athlete who then goes on to become an administrator in the same sport shall not be inducted as a builder in the same sport.
    • An individual who has been elected to any other Hall of Fame is not an automatic member of the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.
  3. TEAM
    • Coquitlam teams winning a national, international, or world championship, or reaching the ultimate level of achievement in their sport, and whose conduct will not bring discredit to the Hall, may be eligible for entry into the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.
    • Generally speaking, in a sport where athletes compete in individual events the team will not be eligible for a team induction.
    • A team is not a team if the team result is derived on the basis of a calculation of individual scores.
    • Teams could be selected for their achievements in one year, or for an accumulative sport history.
    • A team which has been elected to any other Hall of Fame is not an automatic member of the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.
WAITING PERIODS
  1. Athletes and teams shall generally not be inducted for at least three (3) years after they have finished competing (retired). Exceptions may be approved by the Board of Directors in the case of success at the Olympic/Paralympics, Commonwealth or Pan American level; terminal illness or death.
  2. The three year term would not generally apply to builders.
  3. If the person or team is not inducted into the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame when they are first nominated, their name(s) will be put forward for up to two years after the person or team has been nominated. If after this period of time the person or team has not been inducted, then the name(s) goes into dormancy for at least two years. After this period of time the person or team can be nominated again.

Nomination Options
  • Online form:
    To make your nomination online (electronically), please fill out the form below. Your nomination will then be sent electronically to the Selection Committee.
If you have any questions, please contact Kerry McGaffney - k.mcgaffney@coquitlamshof.com


Hall of Fame—Nominations (online form)
* = required fields
 Name of Nominator:
  1. (President, Fan, Parent, Coach...)
  2. (format: xxx-xxx-xxxx)

Name of Nominee
  1. No Yes
  1. Achievements
    Describe the scope of the competition that the nominee faced this year (i.e., the number of participating countries, number of entrants in nominee?s event, etc.):

    To include a website link, copy and paste the URL into the box or type in the website address manually. Please be specific with website links, directing us exactly to the article in question.
    Example: www.coquitlamshof.com/photos.cfm




In order to help the Selection committee understand the career of the individual or team, wherever possible please include:
  • a letter of endorsement from the Governing Sport Body
  • letters of reference from relevant members of the sport community
  • information on where and when the individual developed skills or received training in sport
  • any other supporting material that may help (web site printouts, news paper clippings, tournament results, etc)
Please paper clip (no staples) application together and use 8 � x 11 paper, single sided, as the application must be photocopied many times (Applications will not be returned).

Please send external documentation (noting electronic nomination already submitted), to:

Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame
1029 Ridgeway
PO Box 1212
Coquitlam, BC V3J 6Z9

Application Deadline is April 8, 2017.

To nominate someone manually download the PDF Nomination form and send in (directions are on form)

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