Help the Hall Choose the Top 50 Moments of Ottawa’s Sporting Heritage

Posted: March 06, 2017

From Stanley Cups to Grey Cups to stellar individual world championships, throughout this century-and-a-half of being the nation’s capital, Ottawans have witnessed a vast array of memorable sporting moments. Bravo Ottawa!

It may have taken 100 years, but in 1967 Ottawa began recognizing this excellence in its sporting heritage through the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame. So with its 50th Anniversary upon us, the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame is asking the public to help identify the Top 50 Moments of Ottawa’s Sporting Heritage, from the city’s capital start in 1867-until-today.

Whether you were watching on television, listening on radio, attending a game, or reading about it, many of us in Ottawa can visualize a local sporting moment we instantly remember. Some of these moments were more publicly recognized than others, some may have been life-changing, while others simply were memorable for their excellence and some may have altered the Ottawa sporting landscape. These moments may have occurred over a period of time, while others happened in a matter of seconds. And some of these moments just might have, to some of us, reached iconic status in the city.

A few obvious examples might include: Barbara Ann Scott’s Olympic Gold Medal in 1948, Tony Gabriel’s last-minute game-winning touchdown grab in the 1976 Grey Cup or any number of Ottawa Senators moments, both from the old and the new renditions of the team.

So, please, come share your memories of sporting excellence in Ottawa, help the Hall to identify the Top 50 Moments in Ottawa’s Sporting Heritage!

Here’s how:
– Go to the Top Moments page: click here
– Submit your moment in the Top Moments submission form with a description and picture

The Hall hopes to generate a few hundred moments to consider and will post those moments submitted on the Hall’s web site. Stay tuned because at the Hall’s 2017 Induction Dinner we will announce the: Top 50 Moments in Ottawa’s Sporting Heritage.

As an added incentive, one lucky contributor- chosen in a random draw- will receive two complimentary tickets to the 2017 Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and a chance to rub shoulders with some of the most outstanding athletes who call Ottawa home.

What are the rules? Well, there aren’t many really and a select panel will determine the final selections. Let’s say that the submissions have to have an Ottawa flavour, whether that be of an individual or team from Ottawa, representing Ottawa or merely referencing Ottawa for some good reason. We’ll adapt and consider all, but of course to be in the Top 50 the moment should really put Ottawa in a very positive light.

Come help the Hall choose the Top 50 Moments in Ottawa’s Sporting Heritage!