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March 2022 Newsletter

Find out what's happening with CASH members in the newest edition of the Communique.


March 25, 2022

Truth & Reconciliation Webinar with BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Alex Nelson

Hosted by Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame CEO Bruce Rainnie
February 24
11 AM PST – 1 PM PST

Register to attend:

CASH is honoured to be presenting a special webinar for our members with Alex Nelson. The webinar will be hosted by Olympic broadcaster and current Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame CEO Bruce Rainnie. Alex is known as the Elder of Indigenous Sport in BC and he has graciously agreed to speak to us about his experiences in the Residential School system, the importance of sport in his life and how we as sports halls of fame can address the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ Calls to Action. As Alex Nelson says himself, sport has always been his “artery of life,” a lifelong passion.

In the session we’ll begin by watching a video about Alex’s time in the Residential School system that’s just shy of an hour long, followed by a discussion and Q&A session. We understand two hours is a big commitment from your day so if you only have an hour, the video we’ll be watching is linked here so you can watch when its convenient, feel free to join the meeting at 12 PM PST for the discussion only. (

Alex Nelson
In Nelson’s home village of Kingcome (north of Alert Bay), the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw people built a soccer field and from an early age he always had a ball at his feet. Soccer was his saving grace surviving seven years in the Alert Bay residential school system and later helped him overcome other life challenges. Discovering the power of sport as a vehicle for freedom and healing for Indigenous peoples, he worked to share it whenever possible. It began coaching youth, women’s, and men’s soccer teams, something he continues to do over forty years later.
In 1989, Nelson helped found the Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC, Canada’s first provincial Aboriginal sport body, and served as the organization’s executive director until 2009. He also helped found the Aboriginal Sport Circle, Canada’s national body for Aboriginal sport and physical activity, and served on the Native Participation Committee for the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria.
Nelson was the first chairperson and three-time president for the North American Indigenous Games helping develop NAIG’s constitution and by-laws. He led the bid process that successfully won Victoria the right to host the 1997 NAIG and then mobilized the Games’ organization, involving over 12,000 participants on a slim $2.5 million budget and short two-year time frame. Those Games are still considered perhaps the best ever held.
After decades working tirelessly elevating Indigenous sport across North America, today Nelson is revered as an inspirational leader and elder. He was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

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February 14, 2022

September 2021 Newsletter

Find out what's happening with CASH members in the newest edition of the Communique.


September 20, 2021

Recording of 2021 AGM
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June 10, 2021

April 2021 Newsletter

Learn more about the volunteers that keep our organizations going in this special Volunteer edition of Communique.


April 29, 2021

January 2021 CASH Newsletter

January 2021 CASH Newsletter
Find out what's happening with CASH members in the newest edition of the Communique.


January 29, 2021

2020 Survey Results Released

Hi CASH Members:

Attached are the results from our recent survey. This year has been difficult for all of our organizations. The results of the survey are intended to help our CASH executive with future direction and show the members that our organizations may be different is some ways, but very similar in many other ways.

We had 21 responses from 20 different institutions.

Here are a few basic observations:

1. Most of our institutions are closed but many are still open which was a pleasant surprise!

2. Fundraising and revenue generation have been an area that has hit our organizations hard this past year.

3. Our membership is very diverse in regards to staffing, volunteers and operating budgets.

4. Overall members seem to be happy to be part of CASH.

There is a lot of other great information found in the survey results so please take the time to review. During these difficult times it’s nice to know that we have such a great support system in place and we believe CASH and its members can be very important to all of us as we navigate through 2021.

Let’s leave the year that sports stopped in the past and focus on the future of Sport Heritage in 2021!

Yours in Sport Heritage,

Shane Mailman
President - CASH
Director – Programs and Operations
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame


January 28, 2021

January 2020 CASH Newsletter

Find out what's happening with CASH members in the newest edition of the Communique.


January 31, 2020

January 2019 CASH Newsletter

Find out what is happening with CASH members in the newest edition of the Communique.


January 1, 2019

June 2018 CASH Newsletter

Check out the newest edition of the CASH COMMUNIQUE


June 1, 2018

January 2018 CASH Newsletter

The newest edition of the CASH Newsletter is here which includes great stories about our CASH members and news about plans for our 2019 Conference.


January 24, 2018

Archived News

June 2017 CASH Newsletter

The highlight of the year so far was the 2017 CASH conference held in Vancouver, BC, April 19 - 21, 2017 hosted by the BC Sports Hall of Fame. What an amazing program of topics and activities. The program was full and fast paced and you left with a sense of excitement to try new ideas. Thanks to Allison Mailer and her BCSHF crew for organizing and thanks for the day at the Richmond Olympic Experience. Read more in the newsletter.


June 1, 2017

January 2017 CASH Newsletter

Happy New Year everyone. Get ready for the 2017 CASH conference to be held in Vancouver BC, April 19 - 21, 2017 at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. We will also be spending a day at the Richmond Olympic Experience which opened just over a year ago. It is a great opportunity to bring together Sports Halls of Fame across Canada. The BC group has lined up a very informative and practical program. More information will be coming out soon.


January 14, 2017

June 2016 CASH Newsletter

Hi everyone, it is hard to believe that it has been a year since our last CASH conference in Halifax. What an incredible conference and what a great city. A huge Thank You to the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame for hosting. Thank you to Janice Smith, CASH Past President who led us through the complete revision of our Constitution and By-laws and took CASH to a much higher level of awareness in the museum community.


June 11, 2016

Long time CASH Member Remembered

On November 23, 2014, Bob Ferguson, noted sports writer, author, and Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame member, passed away at the age of 83.


November 25, 2014

2014 CASH Newsletter November 2014

This is now our second edition of the CASH Communique since the new Executive was elected in 2013. As discussed at the last AGM, we will continue to produce one newsletter a year.


November 11, 2014

International Sports Heritage Association

International Sports Heritage Association 44th annual conference


September 3, 2014

Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (ASHoF) was established in November 2013 by Sport Aurora and with the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. ASHoF was proud to open its exhibition space in June 2014 at the Town Hall in Aurora.


June 1, 2014