TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (CMHF) announced today that nominations are now being accepted as part of the process to identify next class of inductees. And while nominations will be accepted throughout the calendar year, going forward, those submitted prior to the end of the day on Monday, July 31 will be eligible for consideration for the Class of 2023.
Since 1993, the CMHF has honoured and recognized the achievements of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to Canadian motorsport as drivers, owners, team members, motorsport builders, as well as those who have distinguished themselves in the Media category, as related to motorsport.
“The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame relies solely on members of the public to submit nominations on behalf of the individuals and entities that will be considered for induction,” said CMHF Chair Peter Lockhart.
“If you’re engaged in Canadian motorsports – in any capacity – it’s very likely that you have an opinion about someone whose accomplishments and contributions should be recognized by becoming an inducted member of the CMHF. This is your opportunity to nominate that individual or organization.”
Inductees must be retired from competition for at least three years, or, if still active, have been involved in motorsport for at least 21 years. Information about the nomination process, submission requirements and an online submission form are online at www.CMHF.ca.
New for this year, additional web pages have been added to the CMHF.ca website – under the “Nominations” tab on the main menu bar at the top of the page – to educate and assist nominators about the process. This includes guidance and samples related to the information that members of the Selection Committee are looking for when they review and score the submissions.
“In order to clarify the nomination process, a committee made up of CMHF board members worked diligently to put together the information and tools nominators will need to best represent the individual or entity they’re nominating,” continued Lockhart. “We thank these board members for their efforts and we’re confident it will make the nomination process more efficient and transparent, going forward.”
The received nominations are vetted for completeness and forwarded to the Independent Selection Committee members. At this point, the Independent Selection Committee will receive and review the complete nomination submissions, evaluate them, and submit grade point scores to the Independent Selection Committee Chair and the General Manager. The composite scores are then presented to the Board, in confidence and without names. The Board then determines a grade point cut-off to determine the new class of inductees.
Subsequently, the names of the successful nominees will be revealed to the Board, in confidence. The Chair of the Board will then personally contact each of the successful nominees and their nominators – prior to the public release of the names of the new members to be inducted. The successful candidates will be honoured in an induction ceremony, tentatively scheduled for February of next year.
Since inducting its first members in 1993, the CMHF has honoured 275 men, women and organizations, who were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to Canadian motorsport.
ABOUT THE CMHF: The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (CMHF) exists to honour and recognize the efforts, achievements and contributions that Canadians have made in the realm of Canadian Motorsports. The CMHF was officially opened in 1993 and began inducting honourable members in that year. The Hall of Fame now has inducted 275 individuals and organizations, who have been recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to Canadian motorsports. These men, women and organizations have earned the privilege to be a part of the Hall. Categories for induction include: Competitors, Motorsport Builders, Team Members, Significant Contributors and the Media. The CMHF hosts an annual induction ceremony that has become a popular and important event to the Canadian motorsport industry. The Canadian Motorsport Heritage Foundation operates as a not-for-profit charitable institution. For info, visit CMHF.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.