Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala 2022 – Review

Daniel Nestor

Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala 2022 was held on Wed, 25 May 2022 at the John Bassett Theatre at the Toronto Convention Centre.

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame honoured athletes and personalities with outstanding achievement in sports in Ontario, Canada.  Those celebrated this year included Bianca Andreescu, Daniel Nestor, Brad Park, Abby Hoffman, Adam van Koeverden, Tom Watt, Brian Budd, Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini, Gordon Craig, Jack Dominico, Damian Warner and the RBC Canadian Open!

This year’s gal started with a fine cocktail reception which included networking opportunities and photo opportunities with athletics and personalities.  People were catching up with each other.  There was a 50-50 draw, live & silent auction as well as plenty of entertainment.  The Master of Ceremonies for the induction ceremony, awards presentations was Scott Russell, of CBC Sports.

The Inductees and the award winners for 2022 are follows:

2022 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

  • Brian Budd: Soccer
  • Abby Hoffman: Track & Field
  • Daniel Nestor: Tennis
  • Brad Park: Hockey
  • Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini: Figure Skating
  • Adam van Koeverden: Kayak
  • Tom Watt: Hockey

The 2022 Hall of Fame Award Winners are:

  • Syl Apps Award for Ontario Athlete of the Year 2021 as chosen by members: Damian Warner
  • Syl Apps Award for Ontario Athlete of the Year 2020 as chosen by members: Bianca Andreescu
  • Sandy Hawley Community Service Award: RBC Canadian Open
  • Brian Williams Media Award: Gordon Craig
  • Prentice Family Legacy Award: Jack Dominico

The Board of Directors Are:

Mark Gravett, President

Dale Neilly, Vice President

Dan Giantsopoulos LL.M., Vice President

Kristy Balkwill

Peter Conacher

Scott Morrison

Kamleh Nicola

Ted Papadatos

Suzanne Primeau

Stephanie Vaccari

Kevin Yearwood

Andrew Weinhardt

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Gala 2022 was a great event which honoured Ontario athletes and personalities with outstanding achievement in sports in Ontario, Canada!  We wish them continued success.

Daniel Nestor
Left – Daniel Nestor
Tom Watt
Tom Watt
Suzanne Primeau Mom Liz
Director, Suzanne Primeau with her Mom Liz
Ladies of MLSE
Ladies of MLSE
Attendees of Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Gala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Gala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Gala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala
Left:Director, Suzanne Primeau with Guests
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of FameGala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala
Guests
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala
Guests at Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala

About the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame is a registered charity dedicated to honouring athletes and personalities with outstanding achievement in sports in the province of Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1994 by Bruce Prentice.  In 2016, Mark Gravett was elected to lead the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.    Mark diversified the makeup of the Board of Directors and expanded the reach and the awareness of the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame across 62 recognized provincial sports organizations and across the greater populace of Ontario.

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