Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame
First founded in 1984, the sports council of Lethbridge wanted a way to recognize and honour the amazing athletes of this city and their amazing accomplishment and contribution. Thus, the Lethbridge Sports hall of fame was born.
For years, the displays were showcased at the Galt museum and archives for 6-8 weeks, but this never served the true purpose of a “hall” of fame, and so the search for a permanent placement for the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame began.
The City’s Public Art Program worked with the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame committee to realize this new, permanent home. The project was funded by the City through the ATB Centre Phase 1 Construction Budget and the Public Art Program. Collin Zipp was selected as the artist to design and construct the site.
The permanent site is located on two levels of the ATB Centre between the ice rinks and the YMCA. The lower level is where banners are displayed for the current hall of fame class and current Kinsmen Sports Persons of the year. Located opposite of the banners is a touchscreen database of members.
The upper level has display cases which currently contain items from past major sporting events Lethbridge hosted, memorabilia related to the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame and images of early sport in Lethbridge. Additionally, on the upper level there will be a video display of all inductees and members.