Hall of Fame
About the Hall of Fame
The Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame recognizes and honours the individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the sport in Canada. The Hall of Fame was created in 2017, as part of Orienteering Canada’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
The Hall of Fame includes the following categories:
- Order of Orienteering Canada (Lifetime Achievement)
- Athlete Leadership
- Coaching Leadership
- Officials Leadership
- Administrator Award of Distinction
Order of Orienteering Canada (Lifetime Achievement)
This category recognizes and brings attention to those who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to building the sport of orienteering in Canada. Individuals in this category have dedicated years of leadership service at international, national, provincial/territorial and/or the club level. Their vision, leadership and effort has made a distinct, valuable, positive and long lasting impact on Canadian orienteering. This lifetime achievement award shall be given to individuals who have contributed to the sports heritage of Canadian orienteering for a period of not less than fifteen (15) years, although such a period of service need not necessarily be consecutive. The Order of Orienteering Canada is the highest award in Canadian orienteering.
The category applies to athletes who have achieved outstanding and long term success in Canada, or as a Canadian competing abroad and who demonstrate exemplary values, both on and off the field of play. Athletes are evaluated on their personal sport achievements and also on their contributions and the impact they have made to orienteering in their community.
Individuals in this category have made an outstanding contribution over a period of years as an orienteering coach and/or as a developer or instructor of Orienteering Canada’s coaching programs.
Individuals in this category have made an exemplary contribution over a period of years as an official (course setter, controller and/or event director). Individuals may have also made a significant contribution as a developer or instructor of Orienteering Canada’s officials development programs and/or other technical aspects of the sport (such as: rules, event guidelines, LTAD development, etc). Outstanding Canadian mappers may also be included in this category.
Administrator Award of Distinction
Individuals in this category have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the sport with their orienteering club or provincial/territorial orienteering association or at the national level. They have made a significant contribution to developing orienteering as a Board member, program developer, innovative promoter of orienteering, etc. They have been a difference maker.
Thank you to the Selection Committee Members
- 2020 Hall of Fame Selection Committee: Kitty Jones, Barbara Scheck, Jim Blanchard
- 2017 Hall of Fame Selection Committee: Pam James, Marg Ellis, Mike Waddington, Marion Owen, Tracy Bradley and Anne Teutsch