The purpose of the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame is to honour the history of sport in the City of Brampton and in particular those individuals who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of sport.
The Sports Hall of Fame collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and promotes all objects, images and histories which are determined to be significant to the development of sport in the City of Brampton.
Community involvement and support has always been and will continue to remain vital to the ongoing success of this valuable community resource. The Brampton community has faithfully displayed its strong support of the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame and other worthwhile community projects in general. The continued support of the community is both important and appreciated.
The Brampton Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1979 by a group of dedicated sport enthusiasts, in conjunction with the Brampton Recreation Department.
Everett Coates, Mush Thompson, Jim McCurry and Kevin McCauley, who with the assistance of "Lefty" Reid, Curator of the Canadian National Exhibition Sports Hall of Fame, helped create both the Hall of Fame and its operating constitution. The construction of the Hall was further assisted through a generous donation by E. Herbert Armstrong.
In the fall of 1999, the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame was re-located to the new state-of-the-art Brampton Centre for Sports and Entertainment, (since renamed to "The Powerade Centre") located one kilometre south of Steeles Avenue on Kennedy Road. The Hall is located in the west concourse walkway within the 5,000 seat arena complex, adjacent to the "Kennedy Road Entrance".
The re-location of the Hall to the Powerade Centre has had a positive and profound effect on both the visibility and stature of the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame. Being situated in a world class facility, it is now being seen annually by tens of thousands of visitors who attend the many spectacular attractions that the Powerade Centre has to offer.