First Name: A. Garnet
Last Name: Brown
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1980
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Garnet Brown entered the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame as a builder but also has a distinguished career as an athlete; performing with expertise in baseball and basketball. He was responsible for the establishment of the first ministry of sport and recreation in Canada.

In 1971, as an MLA at Province House, he developed Sport Nova Scotia, the provincial sport governing body. All other provinces followed Nova Scotia’s example and established a sport ministry.

Brown passed away on January 7th, 2010.


• Established 1st ministry of sport and recreation
• Strong provincial sport governing body