In May 2016, Ross Quigley formed a committee to document the history of local sports and this included preserving local sports memorabilia and honouring local sports “athletes and builders”. Since then over 500 items of memorabilia have been donated and the histories of some 80 local sports are in the process of being documented. But now they are inviting nominations for candidates for “election into the Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame”. Chair Ross Quigley said that “Election is restricted to athletes and builders of sport having a direct connection to the Cobourg and District area.” Ross defines “District” to include Hamilton, Cramahe and Alnwick/Haldimand and he defines which athletes are eligible and what the committee means by “builders”.
Initially at least, the Hall of Fame will be located in the Cobourg Community Centre. There will be further announcements on this in a few months.
- Election is restricted to athletes and builders of sport having a direct connection to the Cobourg and District area.
- Athletes must be over the age of 35 years, have been active in their sport for at least 5 years and retired for no less than 3 years.
- Builders include officials, referees, umpires, sponsors, executives, trainers, coaches, promoters and administrators. They must have been outstanding over an extended period of time.
OR – Pickup a copy at:
Sommerville Sports, 78 King St W Cobourg
Hamilton Township offices 8285 Majestic Hills Dr, Cobourg
Alnwick/Haldimand Township offices 10836 CR#2 Grafton
Cramahe Township 1 Toronto St, Colborne
Write to: Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 45, Cobourg, ON K9A 1M8.
Documentary evidence must be provided to support a nomination.
Nominations for election in 2019 will be accepted until September 30, 2018.
Ross Quigley, Mike Irwin, John Ovens, Liz Basinger, John Hayden, Peter Harrison, Gil Brocanier and Don Conway