Announcing 2017 Inductees
On February 27, 2017, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced their 2017 Inductees via three simultaneous Press Conferences in Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge. These Press Conferences were attended by the Inductees of that area, as well as Honoured Member Alumni. Albertans contributed to the continuous growth of their sport and are truly deserving of this honour. Our Inductees are true ambassadors of Alberta and have helped put Alberta on the sports map of Canada and the World.
We invite you to the annual Induction Banquet on May 26, 2017 in Red Deer, Alberta. More than 600 people from across the provinces and United States attend this gala event to honour Alberta’s great athletes, sport builders, pioneers, and media personnel. This event not only acknowledges these great Albertans but it also recognizes the importance of sport in our lives and communities.
Celebrate our 2017 Inductees and mingle with Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Alumni. It’s an experience you will never forget!
Rick Duff – Boxing Athlete, Lethbridge
Keltie Duggan – Swimming Athlete, Edmonton
Doug Jones – Baseball Builder, Oyen
John Kucera – Alpine Skiing Athlete, Calgary
Hans Maciej – Tennis Builder, Calgary
Herbert McLachlin – Basketball Builder, Edmonton
Marilyn Palmer O’Connor – Golf Athlete, Calgary
Ryan Smyth – Hockey Athlete, Edmonton
Sharon Trenaman – Squash Builder, Calgary
1984/85 NAIT Ooks – Hockey Team, Edmonton
Jeff Hansen – Bell Memorial Award – Sports Writer, St Albert Gazette
Betty Carveth Dunn – Pioneer Award – Baseball Athlete, Edmonton
Servus Free Family Nights
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced a new partnership with Servus Credit Union that provides Free Admission for everyone to our family friendly facility on the First Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm. This initiative has been a lot of fun and we’ve had themes ranging from Collections Tours to Judo demonstrations. We’re super excited to see this partnership continue to grow and the community to benefit from these opportunities to experience new sports related activities. Each month has different themes with opportunities to watch and participate in sport demonstrations. Some of our themes that have already passed include Sledge Hockey, Christmas Crafts, Behind Closed Doors collections tours, and Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.
The theme for the previous Free Family Night, on March 5, 2017, was Indiginous Games, particularly activities from the Dene and Arctic Winter Game. Over 100 people joined in the demonstrations to jump and hop across the lobby; all the while, learning about how these games and sport developed through Indigenous culture.
Our next Free Family Night is April 5th, where we will be exploring the world of Unplugged Family Fun! Hula hoop your way through the lobby, score a goal on the tabletop hockey, then venture into the museum to check out the amazing interactive games. This month is all about Backyard, Basement, and Driveway games for all ages.
Upcoming Free Family Night themes include: Water Safety, Bike Rodeo, Rodeo Games, & Back to School
Wow! What’s a busy day for the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. On Feb 21, 2017, the ASHFM held a special Family Day Fun event. Kids’ were free and we served hot chocolate and cookies while making a special Family Day craft. There was lots of laughter throughout the museum as families took part in the interactive games and activities. The overall attendance was 527 people, excluding the amazing Volunteers who made this day possible.