Ontario Blind Sports Association Gord Hope Award 


About the Legend Himself

          Gord Hope was a pioneer of blind sports in Canada and is remembered as an influential individual who lived life to its fullest. He pushed himself to do his best in all of life’s challenges including his athletics, which was always evident in his results. Aside from Gord working tirelessly towards his personal bests, he was always focused on helping others succeed as well. Gord always led by example and through his resoluteness opened many doors for blind and visually impaired athletes. His legacy is the personification of sportsmanship, inclusivity, and perseverance in sport. 

The Award

The Gord Hope Award is awarded once year to one individual and is to be presented at the OBSA Hall of Fame Gala. The individual being awarded this honor will possess the following attributes:

  • Dedication to his/her chosen sport
  • Dedication to his/her training
  • Demonstrate great sportsmanship on and off the field of play
  • A positive role model to those around them
  • Perseverance through adversity brought on by a personal challenge

To submit a nomination for the Gord Hope Award, download and complete the 2017 Gord Hope nomination form below and email it to randa@blindsports.on.ca.

Click here to download the Nomination Form

Want to nominate one individual for both the Hall of Fame and Gord Hope Award? Instead of filling out two forms, just fill out one and indicate on it that you are nominating for both. 



Recipients of the Gord Hope Award


2016 - Robert Hampson

2017 - Jason Dunkerley