|Location||Red Deer, Alberta, Canada|
|Type||Sports Hall of Fame|
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame is a hall of fame and museum in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, dedicated to the preservation and history of sports within the province. It was created in 1957 by the Alberta Amateur Athletic Union (AAAU).The museum was eventually taken over by Sport Alberta in 1973 when the AAAU ceased operations. It has been maintained by the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Society since 1997. The first permanent display for the Hall of Fame was established in Edmonton in 1962. The museum relocated between Edmonton and Calgary on numerous occasions until settling in Red Deer in 1999.
Induction was originally limited to amateur athletes. In 1979, eligibility was also extended to professional athletes.In the Hall's early years, winners of major international competitions were automatic qualifiers for entry. However, that practice was ended by 1981 as part of a general tightening of induction criteria for such halls of fame across Canada. At that time, the maximum number of inductions was limited to seven athletes or teams per year. Inductees are divided into several categories such as athletes, teams, builders, and pioneers. The provincial sports media members were also given the Bell Memorial Award
The first inductees, in 1958, were boxers Charles Cheesman, Wilf Greaves and Hugh Sloan, and track athlete George Sutherland.
|2007||Don Barry||Canadian football player for the Edmonton Eskimos, three-time Grey Cup champion|
|2013||Earl W. Bascom||American-Canadian cowboy, rodeo performer, and actor known as the "Father of Modern Rodeo"|
|1980||Johnny Bright||Canadian Football League player and member of several football halls of fame|
|1980||Michelle Calkins||Synchronized swimmer and gold medalist at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships|
|2000||Ed Chynoweth||President of the Canadian Hockey League and Western Hockey League|
|1998||Peter Connellan||University of Calgary Dinos football coach, Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductee|
|2005||Andy Clovechok||Canadian ice hockey player for the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Flyers, others, inducted into at least five halls of fame|
|1983||Margaret Crosland||Two-time winner of the Canadian Figure Skating Championships|
|2008||Melody Davidson||Head coach of Olympic gold medal winning Canada women's national ice hockey team|
|1995||Willie deWit||Canadian former Olympic boxer who now is a Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta sitting in Calgary|
|2005||Red Dutton||Professional ice hockey player and coach, President of the National Hockey League|
|2000||Robert Easton||Canadian Paralympic wheelchair racer, and member of three halls of fame in Canada|
|1995||Dave Fennell||Voted Canadian Football League Top 50 player of the modern era by The Sports Network|
|1986||Bill Gadsby||Professional ice hockey player, Hockey Hall of Fame inductee|
|2004||Bryan Hall||Radio broadcaster for the Edmonton Eskimos|
|1988||Sharon Hambrook||Synchronized swimmer and gold medalist at the 1982 World Aquatics Championships|
|1989||W. G. Hardy||President of the International Ice Hockey Federation and Member of the Order of Canada|
|1980||Stu Hart||Professional wrestler, mult-sport athlete, patriarch of the Hart wrestling family|
|2002||Terry Jones||Journalist, Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award recipient, Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Canadian Curling Hall of Fame|
|2008||Yoshio Katsuta||Japanese-Canadian judoka and first president of the Alberta Black Belt Association|
|1990||Reg Kesler||Although he competed in 5 rodeo events, he was best known as a rodeo stock contractor|
|1983||Ray Kingsmith||Canadian curler and politician who was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1986 and 1994|
|1980||Pete Knight||Canadian and World Champion rodeo bronc rider|
|2013||Ray Knight||Knight created the Raymond Stampede, oldest rodeo in Canada; known as the first stock contractor|
|2009||Jennifer Krempien||Canada women's national wheelchair basketball team player and Paralympic gold medalist|
|1990||Joe Kryczka||President of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association|
|1980||Kelly Kryczka||Synchronized swimmer and gold medalist at the 1979 Pan American Games and the 1982 World Aquatics Championships|
|2015||Bruce MacGregor||Retired National Hockey League and World Hockey Association player, and assistant general manager of the Edmonton Oilers|
|1996||Ron MacLean||Canadian sportscaster for CBC Television and Rogers Media, host of Hockey Night in Canada|
|1993||Lanny McDonald||Professional ice hockey player, Hockey Hall of Fame inductee|
|2015||Joey Moss||Long-time locker room attendant with Down syndrome for the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Eskimos due to Wayne Gretsky's influence.|
|1970||Howard Palmer||1941 Macdonald Brier champion curler|
|1968||Art Potter||President of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association and the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association|
|1980||Billy Rose||Canadian curler, skip of The Brier champion team in 1946 representing Alberta|
|2007||Byron Seaman||One of the original six owners of the Calgary Flames|
|1988||John Short||Edmonton-based sports journalist and broadcaster|
|1980||Betty Stanhope-Cole||Canadian Golf Hall of Fame inductee|
|1984||Robert Steadward||President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and International Olympic Committee|
|1958||George Sutherland||Athlete at the British Empire Games in track and field events|
|2008||Karl Tilleman||Canadian two-time Olympian basketball player and attorney|
|1987||Phil Tollestrup||Canadian basketball player who played in the Olympics and is a member of several halls of fame|
|1980||Helen Vanderburg||Gold medalist in synchronised swimming at the FINA World Aquatics Championships|
|2010||Mike Vernon||Professional ice hockey goaltender|
|1994||Marty Wood||Three-time World Champion saddle bronc rider, inducted into five halls of fame|
|2011||1950 Edmonton Mercurys||Gold medalists at the 1950 Ice Hockey World Championships. Team members: Jimmy Graham (coach), Harry Allen, Marsh Darling, Bob David, John Davies, Billie Dawe, Wilbert Delainey, Donald Gauf, Jimmy Kilburn, Leo Lucchini, Jack Manson, Doug MacAuley, Ab Newsome, Allan Purvis, Don Stanley, Bob Watt, Pete Wright, Hassie Young|
|1974||1951 Lethbridge Maple Leafs||Gold medalists at the 1951 Ice Hockey World Championships. Team members: Dick Gray (coach), Ken Branch, Bill Chandler, Dinny Flanagan, Bill Flick, Mallie Hughes, Bert Knibbs, Jim Malacko, Robert McGregor, Don McLean, Nap Milroy, Hector Negrello, Stan Obodiac, Walter Rimstad, Mickey Roth, Lou Siray, Carl Sorokoski, Jack Sumner, Don Vogan, Tom Wood|
|1968||1952 Edmonton Mercurys||Gold medalists in ice hockey at the 1952 Winter Olympics. Team members: Louis Holmes (coach), George Abel, John Davies, Billie Dawe, Robert Dickson, Donald Gauf, William Gibson, Ralph Hansch, Robert Meyers, David Miller, Eric Paterson, Thomas Pollock, Allan Purvis, Gordon Robertson, Louis Secco, Francis Sullivan, Bob Watt|
|2011||1963 Edmonton Oil Kings||Champions of the 1963 Memorial Cup. Team members: Russ Brayshaw (coach), Ron Anderson, Butch Barber, Tom Bend, Roger Bourbonnais, Jim Brown, Rich Bulloch, Jim Chase, Vince Downey, Jim Eagle, Ron Falkenberg, Harold Fleming, Doug Fox, Russ Kirk, S. Knox, Bert Marshall, Max Mestinsek, Butch Paul, Gregg Pilling, Pat Quinn, Dave Rochefort, Glen Sather, Reg Tashuk|
|2011||1966 Edmonton Oil Kings||Champions of the 1966 Memorial Cup. Team members: Ray Kinasewich (coach), Ron Anderson, Garnet Bailey, Doug Barrie, Brian Bennett, Ron Caley, Craig Cameron, Bob Falkenberg, Brian Hague, Al Hamilton, Jim Harrison, Galen Head, Ted Hodgsen, Kerry Ketter, Jim Knox, Ross Lonsberry, Don McLeod, Jim Mitchell, Harold Myers, Eugene Peacosh, Ross Perkins, Murray Pierce, Dave Rochefort, Ted Rogers, Jim Schraefel, Red Simpson, Ron Walters|
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