Our Mission

Educating all Canadians on the value, history, and culture of sport in Canada.

Our Story


Through the inspiring stories and memorabilia of prominent sport champions, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s Beyond the Win Education Programs share the critical choices that Athletes and Builders make, and the adversity they face, on their journeys to becoming a Hall of Famer. Most importantly, these programs inspire youth to become their own great-to-good stories by learning how their sport heroes go “beyond the win” to help build Canada through the transformative power of sport.

2008

   Canada's Sports Hall of Fame began running educational programs in Toronto, Ontario.

2011

  The museum moved to Calgary, Alberta and continued to facilitate in-person education programs onsite.

2019

  Driven by a passion to share Hall of Famer stories, the in-school Hall of Famers on Tour program was launched in May 2019.

2020-21

  In order to reach across Canada, we embraced virtual programming and developed a lineup of curriculum-aligned asynchronous and synchronous education programs and resources.

2022

  As we add more stories to our repertoire, Beyond the Win Education Programs continue to reach thousands of students across Canada virtually and in-person.
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Our team

Meet our Education Team

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Katelyn (She/Her) - Manager, Education & Programming

Katelyn achieved a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria in 2009 and a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto in 2016. Despite running the Education Department at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame for many years, Katelyn still can’t hit a golf ball. When she’s not working with Hall of Famers and teaching youth life lessons through sport, she strives to improve her swing so that her tee-rrific volunteers stop poking fun.
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Natalie (She/Her) - Museum Educator

Natalie has been working in the museum industry for almost a decade and has a Masters of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She has a love and enthusiasm for bringing stories to life and talking about the important role of sport to youth. In her spare time, you can find Natalie at the gym or sharing a spooky story or two.
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Gemma (She/Her) - Museum Educator

Gemma has been a Museum Educator at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame since December 2021. Gemma’s passion for working with youth brought her across the world to teach English in Japan. Drawing on this experience, she ignites the imagination of youth through delivering our programs. When she is not in the studio she enjoys exploring new worlds through video games. 
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Matt (He/Him) - Museum Volunteer

Matt has been a physical education teacher in Calgary for thirty-three years and after retirement came to volunteer at Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame. For seven years in their education department, he enthusiastically taught, shared, and promoted the ideals of excellence in sport, and the importance of Canada’s sport history. It is a perfect volunteer position where he can continue to work with students and meet his sports heroes; (Mike Weir, Lanny, Marnie McBean…). He does leave time for golf and travel.

Mike (He/Him) - Museum Volunteer

Mike is a retired elementary school teacher, who has participated in volunteer education activities at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame for the past 5 years. Mike was an elementary school teacher for 30 years in Calgary and Mike retired from teaching in the summer of 2017. Mike especially enjoys sharing with students the interesting facts and stories about our many sports artefacts that we have at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. When Mike is not volunteering, he enjoys playing piano. Mike is an avid golfer who enjoys playing golf with his family and friends. 

Linda (She/Her) - Museum Volunteer

Linda is a former teacher and administration both in Toronto and Calgary. She joined the volunteer staff of Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame in its second year of existence at the Calgary location and is entering her tenth year as an education volunteer for CSHoF. Her 16 years as an educator, ranging from Early Childhood right on through Junior High School, has led her to continue working with youth and youth-centred organizations for the last 23 years as a volunteer. Matching her passion for learning is her passion for travel and sport. Sport and outdoor pursuits have led to far off hiking treks, long distance running, golfing and ski trips. Family, friends and fun are at the heart of everything she does.

Zack (He/Him) - Multimedia Developer

Zack studied film and video production at SAIT Polytechnic, where he worked on several films including a feature that was screened at the Calgary International Film Festival. Zack joined Canada’ Sports Hall of Fame in 2020 and since then has overseen the studio, operating the hardware and software used to deliver virtual education programs. When he’s not in the dark little corner of the studio he calls an office, Zack is out taking pictures and watching movies (probably Ocean’s Eleven for the 20th time).
Interested in joining the team?

Full-time and contract positions, internships and
volunteer opportunities.

Museum Education Officer (Permanent)