How are Honoured Members chosen?
The people of Manitoba are the only ones with the power to choose Honoured Members. The people inducted into the Hall of Fame are individuals whose names have been submitted by nomination to an independent Selection Committee. Anyone, except Hall of Fame staff and board members, can submit a nomination for induction. The selection committee considers nominations from the current year as well as unsuccessful nominations from three years prior, to honour six or seven new individuals as well as a team inductee each year. A Veteran Selection Committee will also review nominees whose careers were completed over 40 years ago and make their recommendations to the independent Selection Committee if they find deserving individuals and teams being overlooked by their younger counterparts in the process.
Who is eligible for nomination?
Individuals or builders (e.g. official, coach, administrator) must be Manitoba-born - or must be residing in Manitoba at the time of their contribution to Manitoba sports. Manitoba teams that have won national or international championship events are also eligible for nomination. Nomination deadline each year is April 1st.