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’89-’90 Calgary Colts Inducted to AB Sports Hall of Fame

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  • The story of the Calgary Colts Junior football team is based, not just on their back to back national championships, but on how they won.

    The team, made up of 17 to 22 years olds, had struggled to be competitive for many years. In 1989 they limped into the playoffs, finishing fourth in the Prairie Football Conference. But once the playoffs started, the team seemed to click. In their first game, the Colts faced the first place Regina Rams, a team they had lost to, 22 consecutive times. And despite falling behind 15- 0 early, the Colts chipped away, scoring the go ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and holding off a late drive from Regina. With a surge of confidence, the Colts went on to beat the Saskatoon Hilltops winning their first Prairie Conference Championship, then routed the much bigger Winnipeg Hawkeyes to take the west. That led to a national championship game at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium versus the favoured Burlington TIger Cats. Led by running back Steve Thompson, the Colts out- played and over-matched Burlington, winning 23-6 and claiming the first ever Canadian Bowl Trophy.

    The Colts were not satisfied with one improbable season. In 1990, they once again knocked off powerhouse teams from Saskatoon and Regina, eventually playing Windsor in the Championship game, trouncing the eastern champs 50-15. The championship teams were led by coach Keith Kendal, assembling a group of players with a “never give up” attitude that played with determination and heart, and most importantly, played together as a team.

    Todayville is proud to have produced the video profiles of this year’s Inductees.  Watch videos of the other 2018 Inductees here.

    Since it’s inception in 1957, hundreds of Albertans have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  We invite everyone to join us in this celebration of both new Inductees and returning Honoured Members, and their lasting impact on sport in our province.  If you would like more information on the Induction Banquet or to order tickets, please call (403) 341-8614.

     


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    Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Presents the 2019 Class of Inductees

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  • December 3, 2019

    The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame presents their 2019 Inductees; three athletes, three builders, one team and three Award recipients. These ten Albertans will have their legacies in sports preserved and celebrated by all of Alberta for generations to come. The Inductees will become official Honoured Members of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame at the Induction Banquet taking place May 31, 2019.

    The inductees include athletes who are Olympians and World Champions, builders who have dedicated endless hours to develop their sports, a team who knows the meaning of teamwork, and a pioneer who has partaken and watched his sport evolve throughout the decades. The celebration of these inductees is a show of appreciation and acknowledgement to the growth of the sports to which they have contributed and to those they continue to inspire.

    “Today, we recognize those who have inspired us through their accomplishments in sports in Alberta and throughout the world. The Class of 2019 Inductees have demonstrated their dedication, skills and commitment to their sports. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments at the 2019 Induction Banquet on May 31st in Red Deer.”

    – Donna Hateley, Managing Director, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

    2019 Inductees
    Kreg Llewellyn Water Skiing Athlete
    Mike Rogers Hockey Athlete
    Lyndon Rush Bobsleigh Athlete

    James Donlevy Hockey/Football Builder
    Dorothy Padget Artistic Swimming Builder
    Edward Thresher Wrestling Builder

    Randy Ferbey Curling Team
    Herman Dorin Pioneer Award, Wrestling
    George Stothart Achievement Award, Multisport A/B
    Rob Kerr Bell Memorial Award

    Click for complete bios of all inductees.

    The Induction Banquet

    The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum hosts an annual Induction banquet each year in Red Deer, Alberta. More than 600 people from across the provinces and the United States attend this gala event to honour Alberta’s great athletes, sport builders, pioneers, and media personnel.

    At this prestigious event, several extraordinary Albertans that have made an impact on sport in our province, country, and around the world are honoured. The event not only honours these great Albertans but it recognizes the importance of sport in our lives and communities.

    The next Induction Banquet will be May 31, 2019 at the Sheraton Red Deer. Since it’s inception in 1957, hundreds of Albertans have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. We invite everyone to join us in this celebration of both new Inductees and returning Honoured Members, and their lasting impact on sport in our province.

    About the Alberta Sports hall of Fame

    Since 1957, many outstanding sports people have been inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. We honour Albertans who have distinguished themselves in sport and preserve and celebrate Alberta’s rich sports history for all to enjoy.

    Click here for a large selection of stories from the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in including video profiles of all of the 2018 Inductees. 

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    Deck the Hall (of Fame) – Free admission for supporting your community this Christmas

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  • From the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

    Deck the Halls – 31 Days of Giving

    November 21 – December 21, 2018

    This year at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum we will be giving back to our community.

    From November 21 to December 21, we have partnered with The Mustard Seed and the Red Deer Food Bank for 31 Days of Giving.

    During this time, bring a donation for either charity and receive free youth admission to the museum. During their visit, guests are encouraged to design either a snowflake or a pair of mittens to Deck the Hall.

    On December 21, all decorations made will be given to The Mustard Seed to decorate for the Holidays.

    *Please Note: This promotion is not applicable for group bookings.


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