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A   Place Where Legends  Live On

The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and Museum was established in Thunder Bay in 1978 with a mandate to preserve and honour our region's rich and proud sports heritage.

Since that time, 184 athletes, 95 builders, and 51 teams from all across northwestern Ontario have been honoured for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to a wide variety of sports. As well, thousands of historically significant artifacts have been preserved and displayed in a museum setting for citizens and visitors to take pride in and learn from.

Through the generous support of the City of Thunder Bay, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, and our many "Fans in the Stands", the Sports Hall of Fame is located in a great facility in which to showcase and preserve our region's rich sports heritage. Originally built in 1916 to serve as a Lands Registry Office, this architecturally pleasing building is located beside City Hall and is part of the attractive heritage district.

Thank you to our Funding Partners:


Featured News and Events

2022 Fame 600 Club Draw a Success

Sept 29, 2022

2022 Fame 600 Club Draw a Success

The Class of 2022 Honoured at 39th Induction Ceremonies

Sept 17, 2022

The Class of 2022 Honoured at 39th Induction Ceremonies

Trivia Game Online

Aug 25, 2022

Trivia Game Online

Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament

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We would like to thank everyone for their support of our RBC 2022 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament. Our sold out event helped raise over $23,000 for the Sports Hall of Fame!   Learn more about this great event. 

Show Your Support! 

As a non-profit organization, the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame must raise the funds needed to operate our regional sports museum and hall of fame. A big part of this challenge is met through our Annual Membership and Fundraising activities. 

● Purchase a MEMBERSHIP

● Make a tax-deductible DONATION or MONTHLY PLEDGE

● Take part in our yearly fundraising activities like our Fame 600 Club Draw, Golf tournament and others.


There are many ways you can help out and get involved. You can become a member, make donations, become a sponsor, become a volunteer, donate artifacts, and submit nominations.

Social   Media

Interact with the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame by following our Social Media feeds.  You can find links to all of our social media accounts in the footer of each web page.  

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