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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.

Induction Celebration Dinner 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
Volunteer
Carol Bartlett
Volunteer
Cortney Cassidy
Chair & Event Manager
Javed S. Khan
President
David Thom
Past President
Melony McTeague
Communications
Alan Dean
Honoured Member Representative
Karen Merk
New Inductee Coordination

Board of Governors

MEMBERS

Alan Dean
Honoured Member
Kristen Dajia
Education
Bob McRoberts
Aurora Historical Society
Michael Roy
Sport Aurora
David Thom
Past President
Robin McDougall
Town of Aurora
Javed S. Khan
President
Tom Mrakas
Town of Aurora
Stephen Forsey
Member

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

Javed S. Khan
Member
Mike Smith
Chair
David Thom
Member

Executive Committee

MEMBERS

Javed S. Khan
President
Dave Thom
Past President
Brian Roberts
Treasurer
Al Downey
Ex-Officio
Kristen Dajia
Education
Lisa MacDonald
Executive Assistant

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
Member
Irene Skanderis
Chair

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
Collections & Exhibitions Coordinator
Shawna White
Curator

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
John Cudmore
Member
Greg Smith
Member
Al Downey
Member
Alex Ansell
Member
Rachel Gillard
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

Trevor Stephens
Director of Social Media
Javed S. Khan
Chair
John Stephenson
Creative
Chan Khamp
Video Production
Heather Di Santo
Event Manager
Cortney Cassidy
Event Manager

Beliefs

Appropriate display of sport memorabilia evokes a strong personal attachment to the past.