For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life.


To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 

With so many stories of athletic excellence, 100 inductees will be part of the inaugural class, with inductees being announced one-by-one beginning in August 2019, and concluding in February 2020. 

We hope you're inspired by the stories of our inductees, as we honour a century of excellence in university sport during the 2019-20 season. If you have someone that you believe should be part of the CW Hall of Fame, please visit the NOMINATE tab, as we are currently accepting nominations for the 2020-21 class.


A dedicated group of Canada West staff, members, and outside experts are part of the CW Hall of Fame Committee. The committee is responsible for supporting the Hall of Fame in a variety of ways, including adjudicating nominations, and ultimately selecting inductees. 

  • Evan Daum / CW staff / Associate Director, Communications & Marketing (chair)

  • Rocky Olfert / CW staff / Managing Director

  • Basil Hughton / CW staff / Associate Director, Sport

  • Jeff Gamache / CW member / Director of Athletics, Trinity Western

  • Dave Crook / CW member / Athletic Director, Winnipeg

  • Dan Kinvig / CW member / Communications Coordinator, Fraser Valley

  • Nicole Betker / Expert advisor / Former Sports Info Director, Saskatchewan

  • Kim Gordon / Expert advisor / Former Managing Director, Canada West

  • Don Wells / Expert advisor / Former Manager of Communications & Marketing, UBC

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