Sports Hall Newsletter Now Available

To keep everyone updated on the Sports Hall’s activities and events, we have launched a newsletter, which will be posted on the web site and emailed out to those who wish to receive it. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list for the newsletter, please contact us at

You can navigate to the newsletter by clicking on the “Newsletter” tab on the web site’s menu.



Preparations Begin for Parade of Champions

The annual Parade of Champions, which is conducted by the County of Norfolk and the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition, recognizes teams and individuals who have won provincial, national, or international sporting competitions. This year’s Parade of Champions will take place on Tuesday, October 3 at the Norfolk County Fair.

The Parade of Champions recognizes individuals from Norfolk County who have won provincial, national, or international championships between October 2022 and present, as well as those who have been honoured with awards, such as Coach of the Year, from a provincial, national, or international sports organization.

While the Sports Hall has been keeping a running tally of championship achievements listed by local media, we want to ensure we don’t miss anyone. If you know of a team or individual who qualifies for inclusion and hasn’t yet been contacted regarding this event, please get in touch with the Sports Hall at


Fundraising Golf Tournament Scheduled for June 9, 2023

Registration is now open for the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition’s fundraising golf tournament.

The event is slated for Friday, June 9, 2023 at Springview Farm Golf Course, with tee times beginning at 9 a.m.

Golfers can register as a team of four, with three divisions (Ladies’, Men’s, and Mixed) to choose from. Mixed teams must have 2 men and 2 women. Entry fee is $100 per golfer, and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and lunch.

The tournament will be played in a scramble format, with prizes awarded in each division.

The golf tournament is one of the main fundraising avenues for the Sports Hall, which hosts Induction Dinners every two years, as well as supporting other events like October’s Parade of Champions.

To register, contact Sandy Smith, Secretary,

The Sports Hall’s displays are available for viewing at the pool viewing area in the Simcoe Recreation Centre.



New Price, New Sales Locations for Sports Hall Book

Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition: The First Twenty-Five Years is now available for $20 a copy, and can be purchased at the Simcoe Recreation Centre Customer Service Desk, at Firefly & Fox books in Simcoe, or at Nifty Gifty in Waterford.

The book, written by local historian and Sports Hall inductee George Pond, is a full-color softcover printed on quality paper. In addition to offering a history of the Sports Hall itself, the book includes photos and profiles of all individuals inducted to the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition between 1996 and 2018, as well as photos of the 11 teams inducted into the Hall.

Lists of Reunion of Champions teams and Parade of Champions teams and individuals honored between 2003 up to 2018 are included, as are highlights of various events such as the Red Kelly Homecoming and 2009 Olympic Torch Relay.


Sports Hall Trivia Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to David Baldock, whose name was drawn from among the correct entries to the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition’s trivia contest held November 1 to December 31, 2022.

For his winning entry, David receives a $25 gift certificate for David’s Restaurant.

Thank you to all entrants, and to David’s Restaurant for donating the contest prize.


Eat Pizza, Support the Sports Hall

You can support the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition just by eating pizza!

The Barrel Restaurant in Simcoe will be donating $2 to the Sports Hall for every pizza delivered or picked up from The Barrel November 7 to November 13, 2022. Thanks to the Barrel Restaurant for this generous offer!


Wanted: Championship Teams and Individuals

Each year, Norfolk County and the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition partner to recognize individuals and teams who have won provincial, national, or international sports championships. If you meet this qualification, or know an individual or a team that does, please contact Lisa Girard at, so we can include them in the next Parade of Champions event in October, 2022.  Due to COVID-19 we were unable to hold Parade of Champions events in 2020 and 2021, so this event will include individuals and teams who earned championships since our last recognition event in October 2019.


Golf Tournament Cancelled

Due to low registration, the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition Board made the difficult decision to cancel the golf tournament scheduled for August, 2022, with the intention of trying again next year.

We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may have caused interested golfers and sponsors, and look forward to hosting a successful event in 2023.


Registration Now Open for 2022 Golf Tournament

Registration is now open for the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition’s 2022 golf tournament. Details as follows:

When: Saturday, August 13th, 2022

Where: Springview Golf Course.

Cost: $90 per golfer, including 18 holes of golf, cart, and lunch.

Other details:

  • Tee Times begin at 9 a.m.
  • Register as a team of 4 golfers
  • 3 Divisions available: Ladies’, Men’s, Mixed (2 men, 2 women)
  • A scramble format will be played
  • Prizes will be awarded for each division

To register contact: Sandy Smith, NCSHR Secretary, 519-718-1217