The City of Edmonton’s Salute to Excellence program recognizes outstanding individuals and teams that have been instrumental to the success of our city. The Salute to Excellence Council is seeking nominations for the City of Edmonton Hall of Fame in the areas of Arts & Culture, Community Service, and Sports. Hall of Fame inductees are those who have helped make Edmonton the vibrant, caring and progressive city that it is today. By sharing their talent, passion, commitment and resources, these outstanding Edmontonians have enhanced the quality of life in our community. Their excellence deserves to be saluted. We cannot do it without your help.
By nominating your champion, you can help the City of Edmonton acknowledge the overall impact he or she has had on our community!
Arts and Culture Hall of Fame
Edmonton’s Arts and Cultural Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to honour outstanding individuals and groups whose work in arts and culture has brought recognition to Edmonton.
These outstanding individuals and groups, through their artistic or multicultural achievements, have brought honour and distinction to the city and have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton.
Artist: Outstanding individuals who, through a substantial body of work in an artistic discipline or in a multicultural sphere, have brought credit to Edmonton. Such extraordinary individuals would normally have developed a national or international reputation.
Artist/Builder: Noteworthy artists or individuals from cultural groups/organizations who have given prolonged (generaaly 10 years or more) and exceptional service to artistic and multicultural activities in Edmonton.
Builder: A noteworthy individual who has given prolonged and exceptional service over a period of at least 10 years to artistic and multicultural activities in Edmonton.
Community Service Hall of Fame
The Community Service Hall of Fame was established in 2004 and honours outstanding individuals who have made a significant and/or lifetime contribution to the community, which enhances the quality of life in Edmonton, and shall be understood to include health, recreation, community, educational and social services.
Community Leader: Outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership or service to an organization(s) which has brought credit to Edmonton for activities which may be local, national, or international, but which are recognized at a national or international level.
Community Builder: Notable individuals who have founded and led the service or organization for which they are to be recognized or worked to establish and develop the service or organization over a lengthy period of years. Such people may have provided leadership and service to more than one organization.
Sports Hall of Fame
Edmonton’s Sports Hall of Fame had its beginnings in 1961 with the induction of 6 esteemed builders and athletes. Edmonton athletes have represented the city credibly in competition, with exemplary sportsmanship and skill. Our builders of sport have given our city a strong foundation in which our athletes develop their skills and abilities.
Athlete: Outstanding athletes who have represented Edmonton commendably by attaining exceptional results and whose example of exemplary sportsmanship have brought credit to the sport and high regard for the individual.
Builder: Individuals who have given prolonged (generally 10 years or more) and meritorious service to sports activities in Edmonton.
Athletes/Builders: Individuals, whose careers combined wholly, or in part, the qualities referred in the 2 previous categories.
Teams: Edmonton-based teams or members of the team, that have represented Canada, the Province of Alberta, and/or the City of Edmonton, with exceptional results and whose example of good sportsmanship have brought credit to the sport and high regard for the team.
Deadline for nominations is February 16, 2018. Information about the nomination process is available at https://www.edmonton.ca/halloffame.
Simply complete the nomination form, a bio for the nominee, a nomination letter, and provide two additional letters of support. Your nomination will emphatically communicate your appreciation for everything your nominee has done.
In return, your nominee could potentially be added to the list of Edmonton’s most outstanding citizens, who, through their service, have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton!