Nominate / Apply
The Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame is established to recognize and honour those whose achievements in, or contributions
to, Miramichi sports are deemed worthy of special recognition.
Individual athletes, builders, and teams shall be the three categories of membership in the Miramichi Sports Wall
Eligible persons shall include natives of the City of Miramichi, and/or adopted sons or daughters of the
City of Miramichi, who by personal athletic performance, as athletes, builders, or team members, have brought recognition
and honour to themselves, their teams or the community.
Athletes, to be eligible for election, must, normally,
have concluded their careers as active players for a minimum of three (3) years, or have reached their fiftieth (50th) birthday.
Exceptions to this rule are possible in the cases of athletes whose prominence, skill, achievements, and contributions are
obviously worthy of immediate recognition.
Teams are deemed eligible for election after a waiting period of three
(3) years following their noteworthy achievement or distinction. Teams may have members who are still active participants
in their sport.
Builders may be either active or inactive at the time of their nomination.
residents who are honoured members of provincial, national, or other municipal Walls of Halls of Fame will be given special
consideration for early induction to the Miramichi Wall, but the regular nomination procedure must be followed.
may be living or deceased at the time of their nomination. Individual candidates may be nominated as an athlete or as a builder
but will not be considered in both categories concurrently.
of the Board of Directors have discovered, over time, the names of many Miramichi men, women and teams that played prominent
roles in sports locally, nationally and internationally in the first half of the 20th century.
In many cases we
had access to pictures and records of these legendary builders and athletes, but it was unlikely they would ever be inducted
to our Wall of Fame. All are deceased and many had moved away to take new employment opportunities, raise families and
contribute their talents to new communities. No one was left on the river, after these many years, to nominate them.
To address the situation, the Directors established a subcommittee of the Board to research records and pictures
as far back as the late 1800s. The Pioneer Committee will present its recommendations each year to the Board until we
are satisfied that all the past legends of Miramichi sports have been duly recognized.
The first Pioneer was inducted
into the Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame in 2014.
Procedure for Nomination:
To be considered for election, candidates must be nominated on the official nominations forms. Nominations may be
made by individuals, teams, or governing bodies, and must contain complete and accurate information concerning the record
and merits of the candidate.
Nominations must have the consent of the candidate, or, if the candidate is deceased,
The nomination deadline is November 15. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered
the following year.
Forms will be available at the Lord Beaverbrook Arena and at both Credit Union branches and at http://www.beaubear.ca/
. Forms may also be printed off this web site from the Nominate/Apply
page. Nomination forms can
be mailed to: Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame, Box 353, Miramichi, NB, E1N 3A7
, or handed in to Board members.
Nominations will be considered for three consecutive years. If the nominee has not been elected, after the third year
the nominations will be declared inactive, but may be resubmitted following an additional two-year waiting period.
The Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame is a successor to the Chatham Sports Wall of Fame, authority for which was originally
vested in the Chatham Recreation and Parks Commission, and, subsequently, in the Chatham Rink Commission. The Miramichi Sports
Wall of Fame shall establish a Board of Directors of not less than seven (7) persons, to oversee the operation and administration
of the Wall, and to establish liaison with appropriate interests.
The Board of Directors, at its discretion, may
establish sub-committees to undertake administration, selection, annual awards ceremonies, and any or all necessary related
functions. Recommendations of sub-committees must be sanctioned by duly constituted meeting of the Board of Directors.
Candidates for induction shall be selected on the basis of:
1. The level and significance
of their achievements and contributions to sport(s) in Miramichi.
2. The degree of difficulty in achieving
3. Consistency and dedication to sport over a period of time.
qualities, integrity as an athlete, and dedication to the ideals of sportsmanship.
5. Devotion to the
ideals of team play (if applicable)
The number of individual candidates to be inducted in any given year shall
not exceed nine (9).
The number of teams to be inducted in any given year is limited to one (1).
1 . Individual nominees must have achieved outstanding success, or have made an outstanding
contribution as an athlete or builder, to sport(s) in the Miramichi area.
Nominations must have the consent
of the candidate, or, if the candidate is deceased, his or her family.
Teams which have achieved outstanding success or recognition may be nominated in the team category.
Nomination forms must be submitted to:
Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame
Miramichi, NB E1N 3A7
3. Nominations will be received annually no later than November
. Guidelines must be followed completely in preparing forms. Incomplete nominations will be returned.
Nominations received after the deadline will be considered the following year.
4. The induction ceremony
will be held annually on the third Friday in February at the Rodd Miramichi.
5. Accepted candidates will
be notified by December 31.
6. Please attach the following to all nominations:
a) A 5x7 or 8x10 black and white or color photograph MUST
be included with the nomination.
b) Photocopies of clippings or articles referring to the nominee.
c) A complete summary of the achievements of the person or team nominated using the
(i) For all nominees specify the level and classification of competition (i.e. Olympic, World, Commonwealth, International,
National, Maritime, Regional, Provincial, Open, Invitational,
Age class, Masters, etc.)
(ii) Describe, including dates
and relevant information, medals, trophies, MVP awards, all-star selections, records, and
special recognitions achieved by the nominee.
information to illustrate the dedication and perseverance of the nominee, including training practices, unusual
or difficult circumstances encountered, the number and quality of other competitors involved, and other pertinent points
about the difficulties encountered by the nominee in the
achievement of success.
(iv) Provide information to
illustrate the nominee's ability to attain top performance over a number of years.
(v) Provide information on the nominee's leadership skills, character, sportsmanship, and contributions to
sport and the
d) Nominations may include letters of support and copies of awards, certificates, citations, etc.
An induction ceremony shall be held annually on a date and
at a location to be announced. Every effort shall be made to ensure consistency,
continuity, and similarity in the ceremony,
from year to year. At the discretion of the Board of Directors these Rules and Regulations may be waived, amended, or
modified, as required in special or extraordinary situations or circumstances.
Revised April, 2014
The Athlete Nomination Form
The Builder Nomination Form
The Team Nomination Form