Sports Wall of Fame

About The Sports Wall of Fame

The Sports Wall of Fame's objective is to honour and perpetuate the names and deeds of Athletes and Teams whose athletic abilities have brought fame to themselves and our community, and of Builders whose interest in and work for sport has resulted in a climate which benefited athletes and athletics. We accept nominations in each of those three categories.

The Sponsor Award is presented to corporations and groups in recognition of their significant contribution to sports in the City of Niagara Falls, over a span of at least five years.

View the Sports Wall of Fame

Visit the Virtual Sports Wall of Fame!

The Sports Wall of Fame is located at the Gale Centre , with plaques on display in the foyer and in the Sam Long Room (Builders).


Online nomination form for athletes, teams, builders and sponsors.

Deadline to submit nominations is the first Friday in May (May 3, 2024).

Supporting Documents Nominations must include all three (3) of the following:

  1. A complete narrative describing the activities and achievements of Nominee (including copies of newspaper
    clippings, documentation, etc.) and tell us why you feel your nominee should be selected.
  2. All necessary proof to substantiate the information provided.
  3. (1) photo of the nominee must be received by the submission deadline. Photos should be approximately 5 x 7 inches and of clear, high quality (black and white is preferred). Additional photos and video footage may be requested later, if your nomination is accepted.

Important! Incomplete nomination forms will be returned for further information and may not be eligible for this year’s consideration. All applications must be received by the first Friday in May.

All materials should be sent uploaded to the digital nomination form or sent via email, fax, or post to the Recreation & Culture office at the MacBain Community Centre.

Hardcopy forms will also be available upon request. 

2023 Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Sunday, January 21, 2024, 2:00 pm, Gale Centre Arena

Members of the public are encouraged to watch the Induction Ceremony from the comfort of their home. 

Watch the ceremony on YourTV:


  • Friday, February 2 at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 3 at 9:00 am
  • Sunday, February 4 at 12:00 pm

2023 Inductions

  • 2002 Brock University Men’s Varsity Soccer Team - Niagara Falls Players
    • David Cuviello – Athlete - Soccer
    • Paul Delano – Athlete - Soccer
    • John Folino – Athlete - Soccer
    • Mike Folino – Athlete - Soccer
    • John Gallo – Athlete - Soccer
    • Brian King – Athlete - Soccer
    • Vince Lepiane – Athlete - Soccer
  • Donald Gignac – Athlete – Boxing
  • Andrea Vescio Sherry – Athlete - Soccer
  • Sonny Pascuzzi – Builder – Boxing
  • Vito Scaringi – Builder - Baseball and Hockey
  • Niagara Falls Collegiate and Vocational Institute 1972 Football Team

Sports Wall of Fame Committee

  • Mayor Jim Diodati, Honourary Chair
  • Paisley Janvary-Pool, Chair
  • Emily Allen
  • Bonnie Brady
  • Paul Campigotto
  • Cristina Formica
  • Dr. Bill Leskiw
  • Gary MacDonald
  • Gord Singleton
  • Caleb Smith
  • Mike Strange, Councillor
  • Mick Wolfe

Lifetime Members

  • Shirley Fisher
  • Jim Atack