Powell River Sports Hall of Fame
The Powell River Sports Hall of Fame celebrates and honors the athletic achievements of current and former Powell River residents that have made a lasting impact on the local, national and international sporting scene. Soon to be situated in the upper foyer at the Powell River Recreation Complex, the Powell River Sports Hall of Fame will showcase the accomplishments of individuals, teams, pioneers or builders and provide a glimpse into their legacies and the impact they have had on our community.
In early 2018, a Sports Hall of Fame committee was appointed to help guide the process of establishing a home that could recognize the accomplishments of local athletes. Current members include City Councillors Jim Palm and CaroleAnne Leishman, Powell River Regional District Chair Patrick Brabazon, Larry Louie, from the Tla’amin Nation; plus Lisanne English, Rick Hopper, Ray Dube, Roger Pagani, Paul Liknes, Tod English, David Brindle, and Tony Rice. There is also City of Powell River staff support from Ray Boogaards and Nyla Ross.
Induction into the Powell River Sports Hall of Fame will take place each year. The Sports Hall of Fame Committee is soliciting nominations from the public which will help determine the intake of the Sports Hall of Fame members. People nominating inductees will have until September 28, 2018 to complete their nomination forms.
The Powell River Sports Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for the 2019 class of inductees. Eligibility is open to individual athletes, teams, and builders (e.g. officials, coaches, executives) who live or are from the Powell River area and have made significant contributions to sport in Powell River and elsewhere.