Sports Wall of Fame

2019 Nomination Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019

About The Sports Wall of Fame

The Sports Wall of Fame's objective is to honour and perpetuate the names and deeds of those individuals whose athletic abilities have brought fame to themselves and their community and of those individuals whose interest in and work for sport has resulted in a climate which benefited athletes and athletics. There are three categories: Athlete, Team and Builder.

The Sports Wall of Fame Sponsor Award is presented to a corporation or group in recognition of a minimum of five years significant contribution to sports in the City of Niagara Falls.  For further information about the Sports Wall of Fame please contact Recreation and Culture at 905-356-7521 ext. 3332 or by email.  You can also visit the Virtual Sports Wall of Fame

2019 Nomination Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019

Please see the link below for the nomination form or pick one up at the MacBain Community Centre. If you have any questions, please contact staff liaison Lori Albanese.

Forms are also available at:

  • MyCity Customer Service Centre (MacBain Community Centre, 7150 Montrose Road)
  • Gale Centre (5152 Thorold Stone Road)

30th Annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Held Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls, ON  L2E 0A2.

2018 Sports Wall of Fame Inductees

Pre 1990 Era

Ernest (Ernie) Reinhart & Emil (Sonny) BadovinacBuilderSlo-Pitch

1991 - Present Era

Ron GallenBuilderBoxing
Gary MacDonaldBuilderRugby
Chris MacKenzieBuilderHockey
Laura MacKenzieAthleteHockey
Saint Michael Catholic High School Senior Boys Soccer Team, 2008TeamSoccer

2018 Sports Wall of Fame Sponsor Award Recipients

  • Doc Magilligan's Restaurant & Irish Pub 
  • The Niagara Falls Review

30th Anniversary Sponsor Award Recipients

  • Lococo's Fruits & Vegetables
  • Portage Bakery
  • Tim Hortons

Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

  • Sunday, January 27th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls, ON  L2E 0A2

Sports Wall of Fame Open House

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls, ON  L2E 0A2

Sports Wall of Fame Committee

Executive Committee

  • Mayor Jim Diodati, Honourary Chair
  • Paisley Janvary-Pool, Chair
  • Paul Campigotto, Era Chair Pre 1990
  • Gord Singleton, Era Chair 1991 - Present

Era Committees

Pre 19901991 - Present
Jim AtackGord Singleton - Chair
Paul Campigotto - ChairEmily Allan
Bill Irvine Gary MacDonald
Shirley FisherMike Strange
Brian Mulligan Mick Wolfe
Don Jackson 

Lifetime Member: Bob Barnes, Caroline Gibbs, Cline Stephenson

View the Sports Wall of Fame

The Sports Wall of Fame can be found at the Gale Centre Arena in the foyer and the Builder plaques are located in the Sam Long Room, of the Gale Centre. View the event on-line on the City website, on YourTV on Channel 10 and in high definition on Channel 700. Thank you to YourTV for coverage of the event. YourTV air dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 9:30 am 
  • Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Pleaes check the Your TV listings for additional event airing dates.


The City of Niagara Falls and the Sports Wall of Fame Committee would like to thank the following people and businesses for their generous support:

  • 105.1 The River
  • Archie Hood
  • Break-A-Way Concessions
  • Casey Hyde
  • Cataract Collision
  • Condotta Merrett Insurance
  • Dobbie's Florists Ltd.
  • Good Life Fitness
  • Inn the Pines
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Lococo's Fruits and Vegetables
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • Niagara Battery & Tire Ltd.
  • Niagara Falls Professional Firefighters Association
  • Niagara Falls Review
  • Niagara This Week
  • Portage Bakery
  • Roman Cheese 
  • Royal Linen
  • Ruth's Optical Inc.
  • Sarah Nicholson
  • SNAP’d Niagara Falls
  • Studio 55 Digital
  • The Jacket Cellar
  • Tim Hortons (Montrose & Thorold Stone Road)
  • Value Muffler & Brake
  • YourTV