Looking for possible Richmond Sports Wall of Fame nominees: nomination committee requested to be started up

Richmond has yet to committ to a physical location for a Sports Wall of Fame, but discusions are ongoing in terms of selecting who would be nominated to be inducted. 

report to the Richmond General Purpose Committee on the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame seeks an endorsement of a policy to guide the process of selecting nominees and requests a nominating committee be started up. 

The Richmond Olympic Oval may possibly be the location of a Sports Wall of Fame. (Flickr)

The Richmond Olympic Oval may possibly be the location of a Sports Wall of Fame. (Flickr)

Richmond’s General Purpose Committee endorsed the idea of a Richmond Sports Wall of Fame back in Oct. 2012. The Sports Wall of Fame is meant to celebrate the history of sports in Richmond and to provide a place for the community to recognize the achievements of past athletes, teams, and builders of sport in Richmond. Its location as of now is to be at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The expected completion date for the project is summer 2015. The cost of it all has not yet been specified.

“At the moment, we don’t have a physical location to honour Richmond’s sporting history,” said Serena Lusk, the senior manager of Recreation and Sports Services. “So this will be an opportunity to have a place where people can go and see the multitude of sports successes in terms of people and achievements from the city that people can go physically visit.”

The report still has to go to city council on Oct. 14 now that it has been passed unopposed by the committee.

PS: This was originally pitched in October 2014.

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Erin Boe is a journalism student at Langara College in Vancouver, B.C.
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