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, 181 athletes, 93 builders, and 50 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.


Featured News and Events

Online Art Auction A Success!

Apr. 25, 2022

Online Art Auction A Success!

2022 Membership Drive!

Mar. 23, 2022

2022 Membership Drive!

Fame 600 Club Tickets Now Available

Mar. 23, 2022

Fame 600 Club Tickets Now Available

Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament


We would like to thank everyone who participated in or sponsored the 2021 Annual Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament. We had such a great time getting to see you all in person and at a safe distance! We look forward to seeing you this year on Monday, July 25th, 2022.  Learn more about our golf tournament. 

Become a Member! 

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 2022 MEMBERSHIP

● Make a tax-deductible DONATION or MONTHLY PLEDGE

● Try your luck with a FAME 600 CLUB LOTTERY TICKET$50 gets you 50 chances to win

       - $12,000 in total cash and merchandise prizes-Cash prizes ranging from $50 to $1,000 

       -Merchandise prizes include rounds of golf, $500 in Gift Certificates, and many more

       -Grand prize of 2 tickets to a 2022-23 Minnesota Vikings game + $1,000 cash-Only 600 tickets available


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.