HONOURED MEMBERS
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An Athlete is inducted on his/her contributions to sport at the international and national levels. An Athlete must be retired from national championships or higher level competitions. They are inducted based  on their personal achievements, awards, or accomplishments but also on their contributions and the impact they made to his/her sport in their community, in Alberta, and in Canada.

A Builder, is someone who directs athletes in a leadership capacity. A Builder is a coach, trainer, manager, official, administrator, volunteers, or facility/program developer but is NOT a professional promoter, sponsor, or fundraiser. A Builder will be evaluated on their personal achievements, awards, or accomplishments but also on their contributions and the impact they made to his/her sport in their community, in Alberta, and in Canada.

Any Alberta-based team, consisting of two or more athletes, that has been victorious at a National or International level is eligible to be inducted.  Team members recognized as Honoured Members include athletes, coaches, managers, and trainers. Teams are evaluated on its overall achievements, awards, or accomplishments, as well as on the contributions and the impact it made to sport in its community, in Alberta, and in Canada.

This award was established in 1983 (formerly called the Special Award). An Achievement Award will be considered for an extraordinary achievement. This honours male and female athletes, sport administration, volunteers, sport developers, officials, coaches, managers, and trainers. They are evaluated on their personal achievements, awards, or accomplishments but also on their contributions and the impact they made to his/her sport in their community, in Alberta, and in Canada.

This award was established in 1973 by the Bell Family in honour of Chester Bell, son of the late Max Bell, a former publisher of the Albertan. It is presented to the sportswriter or broadcaster who has made a significant contribution to amateur sports in Alberta through his/her work in the media industry. They are evaluated on their personal achievements, awards, or accomplishments but also on their contributions and the impact they made to amateur sport in their community, in Alberta, and in Canada.

This award was established in 2000 and honours female and male athletes, builders, or teams, that made an impact on the athletes or sport in Alberta 50 years prior to the current year. They are evaluated on their personal achievements, awards, or accomplishments, but also their contributions and the impact they made to his/her sport in their community, in Alberta, and in Canada.

Nomination Information

For more information on how to nominate a deserving Albertan please visit our Nomination Page