Final push for Hall of Fame nominations

The search for the class of 2015 is on and the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame is looking for last minute nominations.

The Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame is extending its nomination deadline by two weeks to try and get the best class for 2015.

The nomination deadline is now Aug. 15 at midnight, and CSHOF spokesman Barry Douglas urges Chilliwackians to get involved.

“We’ve received several good nominations so far and it’s a certainty that we will have an excellent class going into the CSHOF this fall,” he said. “But we want as many nominations as possible to make our decision as difficult as possible.”

“We know there are a lot of qualified candidates out there who have yet to be nominated.”

This year’s submissions have revealed names that weren’t on the radar, including an Olympic soccer player and Pan-Am Games wrestler.

“We’re hoping our local sports groups will  step up with even more names,” Douglas noted. “In particular, we’re looking for strong candidates in the builder category.”

Renamed the Judy Fitzsimmons Builder Category in memory of the CSHOF founder, the builder category recognizes an administrator, coach, coaching staff, referee, official, trainer or volunteer.

According to the CSHOF criteria, they must have attained a high level of excellence and brought recognition or honour to Chilliwack sport through ongoing dedication to building of athletes, teams or sport itself.

“There are people in Chilliwack who were involved in founding many of our local sports organizations,” Douglas said. “Their tireless behind-the-scenes work has helped make Chilliwack the great sports town it is, and the CSHOF would like to shine a spotlight on them.”

Nomination criteria for builders, athletes and teams is available online at, and nomination forms can also be filled out and submitted through the CSHOF website.

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