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
Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the RBC 2023 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament.
Monday, July 24th, 2023 at the Fort William Golf & Country Club
Enjoy an afternoon of 9 holes of golf at one of Thunder Bay’s historic and premier courses, followed by a meal, silent auction, and socializing all in support of our regional sports heritage.
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
● 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.
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.