Connect with us
[the_ad id="89560"]

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

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

Published

on


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.

If you enjoyed this story, be sure to check out the stories of some other inductees:

Kyle Shewfelt- A look back on Canada’s most successful gymnast

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.

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.

Read more from Todayville.

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The story of Canada’s most-decorated curler Kevin Martin

Published

on

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 Canada’s most successful curler, Kevin Martin.  This video was originally produced for and showcased at Kevin’s induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

Biography
Kevin Martin is the most decorated curler in Canadian history. His record as a skip started in 1985 as the Junior Men’s Alberta Champion. Kevin is a three-time Olympian and double medalist, having won the gold medal in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and a silver medal in 2002. Curling was a demonstration sport when he went to his first Olympics in 1992.

Nicknamed “the Old Bear” for his longevity in curling, Kevin is a 12-time provincial champion. He won four Canadian Brier Championship titles during his career in 1991, 1997, 2008 and 2009. He won the World Curling Championship in 2008. Kevin received the top ranking by the Canadian Curling Association from 2004 to 2008 and from 2009 to 2011.

Kevin was instrumental in the creation and development of the Grand Slam series for world-class curlers. He won a record number of 18 Grand Slam Championships and was the first curler to win each event and achieve the “career Grand Slam.”

Originally, the Grand Slam competition started as a Major event – the Player’s Championship. During the 2015 season, there were five events. Through the Grand Slam series, Kevin helped bring more competition, sponsorship and prize money to curling. The awareness and popularity of curling also grew from a recreational sport for a few, to a spectator sport with thousands of people attending the events and millions watching on TV.

Kevin thrived in other forms of competition and activities. He set the benchmark as a Skins Game money winner. He also created and organized the Kevin Martin Summer Curling Academy camp for junior curlers. Since 1991, he has owned and operated his own business, Kevin’s Rocks-n-Racquets.

After retiring as a competitor in 2014, Kevin joined Sportsnet as a colour analyst for their curling broadcasts. Kevin Martin was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in August 2014.

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.

Click on any of the links below to see more of these stories.

Read more stories from Todayville. 

Kyle Shewfelt- A look back on Canada’s most successful gymnast

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.

Continue Reading

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Alberta’s rich sports history- figure skating’s Jamie Sale and David Pelletier

Published

on

Todayville is proud to partner with the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame to showcase our rich sports history. We hope you enjoy this fascinating story of Jamie Sale and David Pelletier’s rise to the top of the figure skating world. This video was originally produced and showcased at their induction ceremony in 2004.

Red Deer, Alberta’s Jamie Sale and Sayabec, Quebec’s David Pelletier both started skating at a very young age. Jamie made her pairs Olympic debut at the 1994 Lillehammer Games at the age of 16 and later that year decided to pursue a singles career. She placed fifth as a solo at the 1995 Canadian Nationals in Halifax. David was an avid hockey player at the age of 15 when he made the choice to focus on figure skating. On March 10, 1998, Jamie and David brought together their talents and love for the sport and officially became a pairs team.

The pair was faced with many challenges when injuries struck both Jamie and David. Taking into account the time lost to injuries, the pair had been skating together for only a year when they came back to win the 1999 Skate America. They went on to win it again in 2000 and 2001. In 2000, Jamie and David won the first of their three Canadian Championships, and became the first pairs team ever to receive five perfect “6.0” scores. They won the World Championships in 2001, Skate Canada in 2000 and 2001, Four Continents Championships in 2000 and 2001, Hallmark Challenge Skaters Championships in 2002, Sears Open Figure Skating Championships in 2002, Grand Prix Final in 2001 and 2002, Ice Wars Championships in 2003 and the 2003 World Team Challenge.

The culmination of a lifelong dream came for Jamie and David came in February 2002, when they won a Gold medal at the Salt Lake City Olympics. They won the hearts of millions of fans around the world for the incredible grace and dignity they had demonstrated both on and off the ice.

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.

Kyle Shewfelt- A look back on Canada’s most successful gymnast

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.

Read more stories from Todayville. 

Continue Reading

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

february, 2018

wed14feb - 4aprfeb 146:00 pmapr 4TRIPLE T -Act/Dance/SingYouth 6 Create Your Own Play!6:00 pm - (april 4) 7:45 pm

thu15feb - 5aprfeb 155:30 pmapr 5Art of Friendship5:30 pm - (april 5) 7:30 pm

wed21feb - 25All DayThe 2018 Red Deer Gem & Mineral Show(All Day)

thu22feb7:00 pm- 10:00 pmPaint Night7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

fri23feb - 25All Day2018 Central Alberta Film Festival(All Day)

sat24feb11:00 am- 2:00 pmInternational Mother Language Day Event11:00 am - 2:00 pm

sun25feb8:30 am- 3:00 pmRBC Training Ground QualifierCOULD IT BE YOU?8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Trending

X