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Committees

The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame is a community organization that relies on a network of committed volunteers on a daily basis in order to accomplish its mission of honouring, celebrating, preserving and sharing the outstanding contributions of those who have brought recognition to Aurora through sport.

Learn more about the dedicated volunteers behind the operations of the Hall by reading on below.

Board of Governors

MEMBERS

Alan Dean
Honoured Member
Steven Kimmerer
Sport Aurora
Kristen Dajia
Education
Bob McRoberts
Aurora Historical Society
Michael Roy
Sport Aurora
David Thom
President
Robin McDougall
Town of Aurora
Javed Khan
Vice-President
Ron Weese
Past President
Tom Mrakas
Town of Aurora

Cornerstone Committee

“The Cornerstone Committee’s mandate is to engage the ‘Community’ with the purpose of creating a sustainable financial model for the present and future. As such, the  Cornerstone Committee represents the “Brand” to the philanthropic, sport, political and business communities and the community-at-large.”

MEMBERS

Dave Thom
Chair
Javed S. Khan
Member
Andrew Jackson
Member
Vern Cunningham
Member
Marilee Harris
Member

Executive Committee

MEMBERS

Dave Thom
President
Don Ball
Treasurer
Javed S. Khan
Vice-President
Al Downey
Ex-Officio

Nominations Committee

“The  Nomination Committee’s mandate is to ensure, on a continuing basis, that the Induction Committee (IC) has suitable nominations from which to select inductees to the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame.”

MEMBERS

Javed S. Khan
Chair

Induction Celebration Committee

“The  Induction Celebration Committee’s mandate is to oversee the ASHOF’s annual Induction Celebration activities so as to properly honour each year’s Inductees and rousingly entertain event guests.”

MEMBERS

Heather Di Santo
Chair
Carol Bartlett
Cortney Cassidy

Collection & Exhibition Committee

“The  Collection & Exhibition Committee’s mandate is to manage and showcase the artefacts and stories of the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF)’s Honoured Members and of Aurora’s Sport Heritage.”

MEMBERS

Bob McRoberts
Chair
Michelle Johnson
Member
Shawna White
Member

Education Committee

The Education Committee shall inspire students of all ages to be physically literate through educational activities corresponding to the inductees of the Aurora Sport Hall of fame. At the same time, the committee will keep abreast of new initiatives and best practice from all Boards of Education serving Aurora.

MEMBERS

Kristen Dajia
Chair
Bob McRoberts
Member
Karen Merk
Member

Induction Committee

The Induction Committee shall establish the criteria and categories for inductees into the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame. At the same time, the Committee will support and provide oversight to the Selection Panel.

MEMBERS

Stephen Forsey
Chair
Kate Collins
Member
Gerry Miller
Member
Al Downey
Member
Alex Ansell
Member
John Cudmore
Member
Michael Roy
Member

Marketing & Communications Committee

The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame Communications Committee is responsible for all marketing promotion, advertising and external communication activities for the ASHOF as well as delivering the Strategic Plan to designated audiences. As such, the Committee is responsible for the planning, development and distribution of promotional campaigns to the ASHOF Stakeholders and Public.

MEMBERS

Javed S. Khan
Chair
Maeve Mastracci
Social Media Manager
Joshua Smith
Content Manager
John Stevenson
Creative
Chan Khamp
Video Production
Heather Di Santo
Event Manager
Cortney Cassidy
Event Manager
Alan Dean
Honoured Member Representative
Karen Merk
Induction Liason
Andrew Zuliami
Digital Media

Beliefs

Proper caretaking of sport history is an honour bestowed upon the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame by those it recognizes, its donors and supporters.