The Board of Directors of the Nepean Sports Wall Fame (NSWF) is excited to announce it will induct eight remarkable Nepean sports figures in a ceremony set for Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
The event will be a virtual celebration presented by Mattamy Homes and hosted by CTV Morning Live’s Rosey Edeh. The Wall of Fame, launched in 1985, is located in the lobby of the Nepean Sportsplex on Woodroffe Ave.
“Our 2021 inductees will represent Nepean’s finest in the categories of athlete, coach, builder and our first-ever media member, and we can’t wait to unveil them,” said board chair Gavin Leishman. “Two years ago, we hosted close to 300 people at the Sportsplex for the 2019 induction ceremony, and this year due to Covid restrictions, we’re inviting everyone to save the date and watch the event unfold online for the first time on YouTube.
The ceremony will be live-streamed, and the link for viewing will be posted on the NSWF homepage closer to the event, at nswf.ca.
The Nepean Sports Wall of Fame currently consists of 74 athletes representing 27 different sports. Collectively, Wall of Fame members lay claim to 31 national records and have won 185 national titles and 230 medals in international competition.
New this year, broadcaster Rosey Edeh, a three-time track and field Olympian, Commonwealth Games medallist and co-host of CTV Morning Live Ottawa, will anchor the virtual induction ceremony as emcee.
“I’m a big believer in the value of local sport, from the playground to the podium, and so I’m delighted to be involved in the ceremony this year,” said Edeh. “I’m looking forward to telling the inspirational stories of these outstanding community role models of Nepean.”
Mattamy Homes is proudly the presenting sponsor of the induction ceremony, helping the organization cover the costs of the virtual production, plaques, and the exceptional, wall-sized installation at the Sportsplex. The event would not be possible without their generous investment, as well as support from additional local businesses, city councillors and community members.
Current sponsors and supporters can be viewed at: https://www.nswf.ca/sponsors.html.
“Community support, especially now, is crucial to permitting the organization to continue celebrating Nepean’s sports achievements and capturing and sharing our rich sports heritage,” said Kevin O’Shea of Mattamy Homes. “Mattamy Homes has a legacy of supporting community-minded groups like this and we’re very proud to lend our support to this exciting local event and we can’t wait to view the online ceremony next month. Our congratulations to all on the Nepean Sports Wall of Fame inductees, both present and future.”
The Nepean Sports Wall of Fame is seeking donations and sponsorships for this year’s virtual induction ceremony and future events. Please visit nswf.ca for information.