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Jack Daines can take a lot of credit for building rodeo in Canada

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  • On the heels of the City of Red Deer‘s bid for the 2018 Canadian Finals Rodeo, it seems fitting to feature one of rodeo’s greatest builders, Innisfail’s Jack Daines. We invite you to watch the video produced for Jack’s induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. For years we have heard Jack’s voice all over the radio promoting the Innisfail Auction Mart and the sport of Rodeo.

    Jack Daines’ love for rodeo events began at an early age when he competed in boys steer riding. He won the Canadian Novice Saddle Bronc title in 1956 and 1957. He began his announcing career during the same rodeos that he was competing in. Since then, Jack has announced at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, the Calgary Stampede, and at rodeos in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the United States.
    Jack Daines lives and breathes rodeo and he has made outstanding contributions to the sport for more than 50 years. In 1961, Jack was at the top of his bronc riding career when he built the Daines Ranch Rodeo grounds with the help of his teenage brothers. Each year, rain or shine, there is always a rodeo at the Daines Ranch. He introduced the children’s mutton busting event at their rodeo and the event has now become a part of rodeos all around the world.

    Jack also started the Innisfail Professional Rodeo and the Innisfail Bucking Horse Sale. He was instrumental in developing the Alberta Professional Rodeo circuit and secured sponsorships and awards for Alberta cowboys. Jack continues to spend endless hours on behalf of rodeo as an advisor, promoter, announcer and producer.

    Jack was named the 1990 Committee Man of the Year by the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005. He was honoured as one of the 125 Greatest Citizens of Alberta by the Calgary Herald in 2008. Jack was inducted into in the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2000 and his son Duane followed in 2004. Father and son are together again, as Jack joins Duane as an honoured member in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

    Since Induction:

    Jack Daines announced his retirement in June 2014 from planning and organizing the annual Innisfail Professional Rodeo. The event has been held for close to 6 decades!

    Awards & Honours

    1990 – Committee Man of the Year by the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association

    2000 – Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame

    2005 – Alberta Centennial Medal

    2008 – 125 Greatest Citizens of Alberta by the Calgary Herald.

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    Jamie Sale and David Pelletier’s rise to the top of figure skating royalty and won the hearts of millions in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake.

    Lawrence Lemieux: Danger and Sportsmanship on the High Seas.

    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 discover famous Alberta sports celebrities. Plan your birthday party, special events or corporate reception in a unique environment.

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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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    How Betty Carveth Dunn became a part of baseball history. She was in the original League of Her Own.

    Jamie Sale and David Pelletier’s rise to the top of figure skating royalty and won the hearts of millions in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake.

    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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    ‘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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