COQUITLAM SPORTS HALL OF FAME

 About Us—History


In 2007, Les Wingrove, a member of the Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee for the City of Coquitlam, brought forward the concept of developing a Sports Hall of Fame for the City. A working group, made up of six interested volunteers (Lois McNary, Les Wingrove, Barry Ayers, Cydney Smythies, Keith Chong, and Barry Parish) who were members of the Recreation, Sport & Culture committee was formed. This group spent over a year developing criteria, working on the concepts and presented the initial ideas to City Council. With their approval, in 2008 the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF) society was formed and a Board of Directors elected. The staff at Coquitlam Leisure and Park Services was tasked with finding a location that would house the CSHOF.

The location recommend by the Coquitlam Leisure and Park Service staff was the entrance to the new Sport Centre being built at Poirier. This 1000 square foot facility would house both the Hall of Fame inductees and the yearly "Wall of Fame" award winners. The original plan called for some interactive games, and other areas to showcase sport in Coquitlam. Since its opening in the fall of 2010, the CSHOF Board of Directors has continued to build on its early successes through the addition of new and exciting displays and display cases.

Original Committee Members
Lois McNary, Les Wingrove, Barry Ayers, Cydney Smythies, Keith Chong, and Barry Parish were members of the Recreation, Sport & Culture committee who spent a year working on concepts for a Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.







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