In 1983 Squash Canada initiated an awards program with the introduction of the Distinguished Service Awards to recognize Canada’s greatest builders, coaches, officials and players. In 2010, these awards were redefined as the Wall of Fame to visually showcase the honoured recipients in a more prestigious fashion through a virtual Hall of Fame on the Squash Canada website. In 2022 the Squash Canada Board of Directors formalized a Canadian Squash Hall of Fame, and appointed a Canadian Squash Hall of Fame Commission to independently manage the nomination and induction process in accordance with a set of Guiding Principles. (Previously celebrated Award winners and Wall of Fame individuals were enshrined into the new Canadian Squash Hall of Fame).
Celebrating success is a hallmark of any successful organization. A Hall of Fame not only celebrates success, but also acts as a living chronicle of the sport’s history. As people change within organizations, its successes are not lost. A Hall of Fame is a legacy for future generations of squash players to learn from the past and in shaping the sport of tomorrow. Hence, the Canadian Squash Hall of Fame was founded to permanently preserve the recognition of the outstanding achievements of its athletes and the tremendous contributions of its coaches, officials and builders in a first-class visual environment.
Although players, coaches, officials, builders and entities are all eligible for consideration all individuals or entities inducted into the Canadian Squash Hall of Fame will be recognized solely as an “Inductee”, and not for any specific category.