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Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

‘Egg’cellent Way to Celebrate Easter with your Family!

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  • Join us at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum on Wednesday March 28 for our Easter Family Egg Hunts! Children of all ages will have fun in our museum wide hunt for goodies. Enjoy full museum access including playing our interactives and exploring our newest exhibit titled ‘The Games We Play’. This year we have 2 separate egg hunts to suit your schedule! The first hunt will take place in the morning from 10:00 am – 12:00pm the hunt begins at 10:20am and the afternoon hunt from 6:00pm – 8:00pm the hunt will begin at 6:20pm! Admission to these wonderful activities are only $10 per family of maximum 6 people!

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    World Rodeo Champion Blaine Pederson’s Rise to the top

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  • Todayville is proud to partner with the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame to showcase our province’s rich sports history.  We hope you enjoy this fascinating story of Blaine Pederson.

    Biography

    Blaine Pederson started his rodeo career at a very young age. In 1982, Blaine won the Rookie of the Year award and also his first Canadian Steer Wrestling title. Blaine Pederson also competed in Calf Roping and Team Roping but it was in Steer Wrestling that he excelled. As a steer wrestler, Blaine competed at the Canadian Finals Rodeo 15 times and the National Finals Rodeo five times. Blaine won four Canadian Steer Wrestling Championships, two Canadian High Point Championships, the Calgary Stampede $50,000 Title in 1988 and 1991, and twice was the NFR Steer Wrestling Average Winner. The highlight of his career came in 1994 when he captured the World Championship Steer Wrestling Title.

    Known for his outstanding ability, sportsmanship, personality, and contributions to the betterment of rodeo, in 1988, Blaine Pederson was awarded the Calgary Stampede’s Guy Weadick Award. In 1988, he was awarded the prestigious C.P.R.A. Cowboy of the Year Award. Blaine Pederson continues to give back to the sport of rodeo as a role model through coaching and teaching young steer wrestlers in their pursuit of excellence.

    The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum provides a family friendly interactive experience. Be surprised at what you will discover inside. Have fun, laugh, play together and learn about famous Alberta sports celebrities.

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    Lawrence Lemieux: Danger and Sportsmanship on the High Seas.

    Jack Daines Can Take a lot of credit for building rodeo in Canada.

    The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum provides a family friendly interactive experience. It is located on the QE2 just west of Red Deer.  Be surprised at what you will discover inside. Have fun, laugh, play together and discover famous Alberta sports celebrities. Plan your birthday party, special events or corporate reception in a unique environment.

    Visit the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.


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    Red Deer’s Dianne Finstad to enter the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2018, with Theoren Fleury and Cindy Klassen

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  • Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Announces the 2018 Inductees

    This year 12 Albertan’s have been selected for this prestigious honour.  Athletes, Builders, a Team, and three award winners in the categories of Pioneer, Achievement and Bell Memorial Award make up the 2018 list of Inductees.  Athletes include winners of Olympic Medals and World Championships, builders, and pioneers who have dedicated endless hours to build sport and sport legacies to where they are today.

    These Albertan’s have contributed to the continuous growth of their sport and are truly deserving of this honour that will be awarded to them at the Induction Banquet on June 1st in Red Deer, AB.

    2018 Inductees

    Doug Barkley – Athlete/Builder, Hockey

    Keely Brown – Athlete, Ringette

    Leighann Doan Reimer – Athlete, Basketball

    Theoren Fleury – Athlete, Hockey

    Cindy Klassen – Athlete, Speed Skating

    Phil Allen* – Builder, Basketball

    Dave King – Builder, Hockey

    Dr. Lorne Sawula – Builder, Volleyball

    Calgary Colts 1989 & 1990 – Team, Football

    Stuart Erskine – Achievement Award, Mountaineer

    Dianne Finstad – Bell Memorial Award

    Robert ‘Bob’ Davies – Pioneer Award, Basketball

    *Inducted posthumously

    Todayville asked Red Deer’s Dianne Finstad how it feels to be inducted…


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