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Play Hard, Fight Hard at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

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THE HALFTIME REPORT
News from the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Time is Running Out to see the Play Hard, Fight Hard Exhibit

The Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military exhibit has been on loan to us since November. It was created through a partnership between The Military Museums in Calgary and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military explores the relationship between sports and military service. This is a bilingual pop-up travelling exhibit, representing fourteen sports played by military teams and athletes from the 1880s to the present day. It features sections on the Soldier On program, origins of the Paralympic Games, Invictus Games, and 20 videos containing oral histories and Second World War newsreel footage.

This exhibit highlights Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Members Paul Rowe, Doc Seaman, Alex Decoteau, and Dr. Robert Steadward.

It is currently set up in our Hall of Fame Gallery. See it before it leaves this spring.

Exhibit Highlight: Dr. Willie Littlechild

We have on display this traditional ceremonial Chiefs outfit that was worn by Chief Dan Minde of the Ermineskin Tribe of the Maskwacis Cree Nation. It is on loan to us by his grandson, Honoured Member Dr. Willie Littlechild.

The medal was won by Willie at the World Indigenous Games in Brazil in 2015. It is made of wood from the Amazon Rainforest and contains a drop of water at the centre from the purest water source in the world.

Dr. Willie Littlechild was inducted in 2009 as a Multisport Builder. You can learn more about him by following the link to his profile.

Honoured Member Profile

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 Honoured Member Highlight – Doug Hansen

Luge Athlete/Builder – Inducted in 1991

Doug Hansen began his luge career in Europe in 1970 as there were no luge tracks in North America.  He was a member of the Canadian National Luge Team competing at the 1971 World Championships and the 1972 and 1976 Winter Olympics.  The doubles start was revolutionized by his invention of the “doubles start strap.”

Honoured Member Profile

Provincial Sport Organization: Alberta Luge Association

The Alberta Luge Association (“ALA”)  has operated as a non-profit provincial sports association promoting the development of Luge training and competition in the province of Alberta. Their mission is to ensure the successful growth of the sport in Alberta through developing athletes, coaches, and volunteers at the recreational and elite levels.

Artifact in Focus!

Luge Championship Plaque.

Grey slate plaque with a black engraved logo that reads “29th Luge World Championships.”

Your Donation Helps

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame needs your support to continue the ongoing preservation of Alberta’s sports history and the development of museum exhibits. We are grateful and appreciative of the generosity of our supporters and friends. We would be happy to assist you in choosing how your personal legacy will be fulfilled and the many options available. Here is some information on donating shares to ASHFM and the benefits to you as a donor.

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The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame provides a family-friendly, interactive experience. You will be surprised by what you discover inside! Have fun, laugh, play and discover Alberta sports heroes together. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame is an interactive, hands-on celebration of Alberta's sporting history. Our over 7,000 square feet of exhibit space includes a multisport area with virtual baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer; an adaptive sports area, including a 200 meter wheelchair challenge; a Treadwall climbing wall; the Orest Korbutt Theatre; the Hall of Fame Gallery; an art gallery displaying works by provincial artists, and much more. Our venue boasts a collection of over 17,000 artefacts of Alberta sports history and showcases many of these items in a number of displays. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame also offers an education program, group activities, and a unique environment to rent for your birthday party, special event, corporate reception or meetings.

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More boots on the ground to fight rural crime

Rural crime continues to be a top concern among residents and businesses in rural Alberta, which is why Alberta’s government remains committed to addressing it through enhanced surveillance and other crime reduction initiatives. Alberta’s government invested $4.3 million for the Alberta Sheriffs to put more boots on the ground. This investment supported the establishment of two plainclothes teams – one in northern Alberta and one in southern Alberta – to support police in carrying out surveillance on criminal targets in rural areas.

Both teams are now fully staffed and operational, ready to fight crime in rural areas across Alberta. These rural surveillance teams will work to prevent crime, monitor agricultural theft and work in collaboration with local law enforcement to share intelligence and resources to keep Albertans and their property safe and secure.

“Criminals and organized crime are not welcome in Alberta. Full stop. The addition of two new surveillance teams will further support our law enforcement partners in stamping out criminal activity in Alberta’s rural areas. This is about supporting local investigations to address local crime in our smaller communities. Together, both teams will form another key component of Alberta’s efforts to combat crime and ensure Albertans feel safe at home and in their communities, regardless of where they live.”

Mike Ellis, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services

The Alberta Sheriffs have an existing surveillance unit that is part of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) and focused mainly on serious and organized crime investigations. The new surveillance teams will fill a gap by helping rural RCMP detachments with local investigations.

“Through their specialized knowledge, training and experience, Alberta’s new surveillance teams are providing another important mechanism in the fight against crime in Alberta’s rural communities. Working in close collaboration with the RCMP and other policing agencies, their efforts will play a key role in gathering evidence and information that will help disrupt crime throughout the province.”

Mike Letourneau, superintendent, Alberta Sheriffs

“This announcement by the Alberta government and Minister Ellis is a positive step forward for the residents of Alberta, especially in rural areas. Targeting known criminals is a very effective way to reduce the level of crime taking place and will greatly assist the RCMP who have a vast area to police.”

Lance Colby, mayor, Town of Carstairs

“We are happy to hear about increased resources being allocated to assist our communities. Addressing rural crime is one of the top priorities of the Alberta RCMP, and our partners at the Alberta Sheriffs already play a vital role in keeping Albertans safe. The creation of these new surveillance teams will help augment our ongoing crime reduction strategies in Alberta communities, and we look forward to working with them going forward.”

Trevor Daroux, assistant commissioner, criminal operations officer, Alberta RCMP

The new surveillance teams are part of a suite of measures to expand the role of the Alberta Sheriffs and make Alberta communities safer. Other actions include the expansion of the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit – which uses legal sanctions and court orders to target problem properties where illegal activities are taking place – and the expansion of the RAPID Response initiative with funding for the Sheriff Highway Patrol to train and equip members to assist the RCMP with emergencies and high-priority calls.

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