Hall of Fame

About Us

Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum Inc.

Mission Statement:  Our objective is to remember and recognize those who have brought honour and distinction to lacrosse in Manitoba as players, builders and teams.

History

During the early months of 2010, Len Morrow, Harry Nightingale and Butch Wozniak, after several phone conversations, met at Len’s apartment to discuss the
formation of a Provincial Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Morrow’s experience with the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame was invaluable in fast tracking the Lacrosse Hall’s beginning. The three men had the experience of the Hockey Hall’s method of operation to use as a model. Nightingale’s experience on the Selection Committee of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Inc. and that organization’s Executive Director, Rick Brownlee being available for advice was also a benefit in starting the Lacrosse Hall. The then Executive Director of the Manitoba Lacrosse Association, Laralie Higginson, added major assistance in the formative months. The Manitoba Lacrosse Alumni donated $1000 as start up money for the Hallof Fame to use.

Several lacrosse people were approached to form the initial Board of Directors and the following met for the inaugural meeting on April 15, 2010 at Sport Manitoba: Len Morrow, Harry Nightingale, Butch Wozniak, Tom Parker, Gord Pottinger, Abe Pierson, and Ed (Brocki) Miedzybrocki. John Schillinger, working in Leaf Rapids, offered to serve as the Treasurer.

The following appointments were made at that meeting: Harry Nightingale – President; Butch Wozniak – First Vice President; Len Morrow – Second Vice President in charge of fund raising; John Schillinger – Treasurer, Legal – Ed Brocki; Historian – Gord Pottinger with the assistance of Abe Pierson. At a later meeting, Tom Parker was appointed as Chairman of the Selection Committee. After doing crucial legal work towards the incorporation of the Hall and forming the By-laws for the association, Ed Brocki passed away in the Fall of 2010. In June, Laralie Higginson offered to be our recording secretary with no voting rights due to her duties with the Manitoba Lacrosse Association. She later left that position with the association and the board decided that she be granted voting privileges. The Directors unanimously agreed that Doug Krochak and Larry Ziffle be added to the board and they joined for the March 17, 2011 meeting.

Coming in to Winnipeg from Leaf Rapids, Schillinger met with Nightingale to set up an account at the Assiniboine Credit Union. Using the legal information provided by Brocki, Nightingale was able to complete the paperwork for the incorporation and as of January 5th, 2011 it became official. After more paper work was done and sent to the Federal Government, the Manitoba Hall of Fame & Museum Inc., as of March 17, 2011, was registered as a Charity and receipts for income tax purposes could be issued.

Nomination

Inductees can be nominated for the Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame by completing the MB Lacrosse Hall of Fame Nomination Form and Testimonials Form.

Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Categories & Criteria

PLAYER AWARD

Purpose: To recognize the achievements of outstanding Manitoba lacrosse players.

Eligibility Requirements: The candidate must:

  1. have been 17 years of age or older and compiled an outstanding record over the required minimum of 8 or more years.
  2. have developed his/her skills in the Manitoba minor lacrosse system and/or resided in the province during the period for which outstanding performance is claimed.
  3. have represented the game of lacrosse with distinction in competition and brought credit to the sport.

BUILDER AWARD

Purpose: To recognize the contribution, leadership and abilities of those individuals who participate in the development and organization of the upon of lacrosse in Manitoba.

Eligibility Requirements: The candidate must:

  1. have been active in one or more capacities serving lacrosse, such as: coach, manager, executive/administrator, referee.
  2. have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership to the sport of lacrosse in Manitoba extending over the required minimum of 10 or more years.
  3. have represented the game of lacrosse with distinction in competition and brought credit to the sport.

PLAYER / BUILDER AWARD

Purpose: To recognize those individuals whose achievements as outstanding players, AND their contribution and leadership in the development of lacrosse as builders, would stand alone in either of the above categories — yet deserve recognition for their career in the sport as a whole.

Eligibility Requirements: The candidate must:

  1. meet the combined requirements listed above in the Player and Builder categories.

Note: Should the individual’s performance be deemed to fall short in either one of the categories, the nominee may be reclassified in that category where his/her qualifications meet the criteria.

TEAM AWARD

Purpose: To recognize outstanding accomplishments of Manitoba lacrosse teams.

Eligibility Requirements: The candidate must I. have represented the game of lacrosse with great distinction in competition. either in or out of Manitoba, and have brought great credit to the sport.

CRITERIA DESCRIPTORS / RATIONALE

YEARS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE – Rating based on total years of consistently high performance, achievements and recognition at the local, provincial, regional, national and/or international level of competition. Refer to criteria below for Player, Builder and Team categories. Assessment as follows:

PLAYER (minimum eligibility 8 years): #1 = 8 yrs; #2 = 9-10 yrs; #3 = 11-12 yrs; #4 = 13-14 yrs; #5 = 15+ yrs.

BUILDER (minimum eligibility 6 years): #1 10 yrs; #2 11-12 yrs; #3 13-14 yrs; #4 15-16 yrs; #5 = 17+ yrs.

TEAM would be recognized that has won a national title (#5) or international championship (#5) in one or more years. or for its prominence/domination of the sport locally, provincially or regionally over a number of years (# I – #4).

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE

PLAYER:

  • Must have been 17 years of age or older and attained a consistently high level of performance over the required number of years (minimum 8 yrs.) with notable personal and team achievements at the local, provincial, regional, national and/or international level.
  • Must have either (a) resided in Manitoba during that period, or (b) developed his/her lacrosse skills in the Manitoba minor system.
  • Individual’s performance helped bring recognition to lacrosse and served to enhance the status of the sport.

BUILDER:

  • Includes: coaches. managers, executives/administrator, referees.
  • Individual has attained a consistently high level of performance and achievements at the local, provincial, regional, national and/or international level over the required number of years (minimum 10 yrs.).
  • Individual’s work and contribution to the game of lacrosse has been outstanding, Demonstrating leadership and serving to enhance the development and status of the sport.

PLAYER / BUILDER:

Nominee must meet the criteria/combined requirements for both a Player AND a Builder.

Note: Should evaluation of the individual’s performance fall short of the minimum requirement in either one of these categories during the assessment process, the nominee is to then be reclassified in that category where his/her qualifications meet the criteria (i.e., either Player OR Builder).

TEAM PERFORMANCE

Attained a high level of performance at the local, provincial, regional, national and/or international level. Team would be recognized for its achievement: (a) in one or more years (e.g.. won a national or international championship at any level). or (b) prominence/domination in lacrosse at the local, provincial and/or regional level over a period of several years.

Team’s success and recognition served to bring credit to and enhance the status of lacrosse.

OVERALL ACHIEVEMENTS

Overall rating of the nominee’s successes and contributions based on the combined criteria as it relates to his/her complete performance.

In general, the Player, Builder or Team must demonstrate a consistently high/superior level of performance and achievement at the local, provincial, regional, national and/or international level that serves to bring recognition to the game of lacrosse and enhances the status of the sport.

Membership

The Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum is a registered non-profit organization at the Federal and Provincial level. Our objective is to remember and recognize those who have brought honour and distinction to lacrosse in Manitoba as players, builders, player/builders and teams.

Recognizing our great national game is long overdue, and we need your support in achieving this goal. Please help by joining our membership in one of the following categories:

  • Annual Membership – $10.00 per year
  • Lifetime Membership / Patron – $100.00
  • Lifetime Membership / Bronze Patron – $500.00
  • Silver Patron – $750.00
  • Gold Patron – $1000.00

*A tax receipt is issued for all lifetime memberships.

Please assist us to achieve these goals and programs by becoming a member: Please print, fill in, and mail us a copy of this membership application form.