Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

To honour and inspire

The Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the athletes, coaches, and builders whose accomplishments have made them a part of history in the Central Okanagan. Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland, and Lake Country have produced some exciting competitions and outstanding athletes. The Inductees inspire us to strive for excellence in sports – and in whatever our calling might be.

Hours

Monday, Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday Closed

Location

470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7

(250) 763-2417

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ADMISSION

Admission is by donation.

Suggested donation $5 per person/$15 per family

The Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame is located inside the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Learn more about Kelowna Museum’s flagship museum and visit us today!

Hall of Fame Inductees

Since 2008, the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame has been inducting Athletes, Builders, and Pioneers. Click here to find out more about these inductees, and learn more by visiting the display at the Okanagan Heritage Museum.

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2008

1958 Kelowna Packers

2009

Joanne Ritchie

Rick Folk Curling Team

Jack Brow

Athans Family

2010

Jay Christensen

Don Arnold

Teddy Bears Basketball Team

Mervyn Andrews

Henry Tostenson

2011

Lawrence Nagy

Eric Tasker

Joan Campbell

Dan Bertoia and Aundrea Bertoia

2012

Alex Recsky

Dr. Barry Urness

1988 Okanagan Sun Junior Football Team

Glenn Ennis

Erminia Russo

2013

Blair Chapman

Wayne North

Brock Aynsley

Julie Sutton Jr. Women’s Curling Team

2014

Gillian Thomson

Glen Mervyn

Mike & Brenda Van Tighem

2004 Kelowna Rockets Hockey Team

2015

Christie Van Hees

Sarah Charles

Rod Belinski

Wayne Hicks

John & Jennifer Hindle

2016

2007 Kelly Scott Curling Team

Blair Horn

Ron Rubadeau

Conny Stamhuis

Bob Giordano

2017

Conrad Leinemann

Chris Taneda

Garrett Hickling

Malindi Elmore

Kelowna Buckaroos Organisation

2018

Allan Simpson

Chad Folk

Tracey Melesko

Rob Dirk

Hugh Wong

Heather Mandoli Alschuler

2019

Kelsey Serwa

Robyn Buna

Tanya Jones

Duncan McNaughton

Daphne Richard

Roger LaFontaine

2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we took a time-out from inducting folks in 2020.

The Induction Process

The Sports Legacy Committee accepts nominations from the community in the categories of Athlete, Team, and Builder. Applications are screened and juried by the Selection Committee, who consider levels of participation, accomplishment, and contributions in each of the nomination categories.

Every year, successful inductees are recognized at an inspiring induction gala. If you know someone whom you would like to nominate for induction into the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, please download the Criteria and Nomination forms. Mail them in, or drop them off at:

Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Nominations Committee
c/o Okanagan Heritage Museum
470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6S7