G. Sydney Halter

Class of 1966

G. Sydney Halter was active in amateur sports in Winnipeg, and in 1934 assisted in reorganizing the Winnipeg Rugby Football Club. He was the treasurer in 1935 when Winnipeg became the first Western team to win the Grey Cup.

G. Sydney Halter participated in the evolution of Canadian professional football. In 1958 he was selected the first commissioner of the Canadian Football League, and under his direction the league matured and prospered.

G. Sydney Halter is a member of the Canadian Amateur Sports Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports, the Manitoba Sports Halls of Fame, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. He received the Order of Canada in 1977.


Executive, Winnipeg Football Club
1934 - 1953
President, Amateur Athletic Union of Canada
1938 - 1946
Commissioner, Western Interprovincial Football Union
1953 - 1957
Registrar, Canadian Football Council
1956, 1957
Commissioner, CFL
1958 - 1966


  • Grey Cup Participation as an Executive
    1935, 1937 - 1939, 1941, 1945 - 1947, 1950, 1953
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams as an Executive
    1935, 1939, 1941