The mission of the Haliburton Highlands Sports Hall of Fame is to recognize and honour the individuals, teams and builders of the Haliburton Highlands whose endeavours in any field of sports have brought distinction and honour to themselves and the community.
recognize and honour the achievements of the individuals and teams of the Haliburton Highlands who have attained prominence and distinction in any field of sports and those who have made a major contribution to the development and advancement of sports in the Haliburton Highlands.
establish and maintain an appropriate property to enshrine the accomplishments of individuals, teams and builders through the display of artifacts, memorabilia, pictures and plaques in the Haliburton Highlands Sports Hall of Fame.
display within the Haliburton Highlands Sports Hall of Fame items recognizing the history of sports in Haliburton Highlands.
hold events to recognize and honour the inductees to the Haliburton Highlands Sports Hall of Fame
Raise funds to support the activities of the Haliburton Highlands Sports Hall of Fame.
Cricket match in late 1800’s beside
Haliburton village Town Hall
History of the
Haliburton Highlands Sports Hall of Fame
The Haliburton Highlands Sports Hall of Fame (HHSHoF) began as the dream of a group of individuals. In June 0f 2018 Scott LaRue organized a general public meeting with 30 or so in attendance to advance the idea of a Haliburton Highlands Sports Hall of Fame. There was significant interest and a committee was formed from a number of the attendees to further explore the idea. In the fall of 2019 this group became part of the Haliburton County Community Co-operative and began researching and planning for the creation of a physical space to house the Hall of Fame, create a process for nominations and inductees, research and plan for the creation of a virtual, on-line Hall of Fame, attract founding sponsors, and plan for the first induction ceremony.
Due to the limitations put in place due to COVID-19 in March of 2020, the plans for the first induction ceremony were pushed forward to the fall of 2021. The HHSHoF Management Committee continued to meet via Zoom and continued with its planning.
The HHSHoF has received approval from the Municipality of Dysart et al to create the first home for the Sports Hall of Fame on the stage in the Community Hall in the A.J. LaRue Community Centre. The Municipality of Dysart et al has agreed to provide this space at no charge and to assist with renovations through a cash and in-kind contribution.
The HHSHoF does not see this space in the long-term as a permanent home, but as a public space in a well-used public building it will serve as a good beginning. The display units are being designed so that they can, in due time be moved to another location. It is being designed in such a way so that the stage area can be used as a stage on the rare occasion that a community group wants to run an event that uses the stage.
Canadian Junior Champion,
World Junior Bronze Champion
This fall the Haliburton Highlands Hall of Fame will celebrate the induction of our first 15 members – athletes, teams and builders – men and women in a variety of sports from throughout the past 100 years.