highlights the 2006 Inductees to the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall
of Fame, officially welcomed as members in March
For biographical information and details
on the sporting achievements of the inductees please click
a picture below or the link to the "Full Story".
Sandy's achievements have been in
several sports (basketball, golf, diving, curling) and on a variety of
levels, as an athlete and coach as well as serving in several executive
capacities. In 1964 she earned the U of A Bakewall Trophy as Most
Outstanding Female Athlete and was inducted into the
of Alberta Hall of Fame in 2006.
most dominant fast‑pitch softball pitcher in Western Canada during the
1980's, Glen Jevne's world class fastball career lasted twenty-three
years within which time he pitched two perfect games.
His stellar pitching performance in the 1987 Pan
Games in Indianapolis captured the hearts of North
played with the powerhouse Northern Lights Wheelchair Basketball Team for more than twenty years.
In that time he played in 14 NWBA Regional Championship
Tournaments and was named All‑star and MVP on
Norma trained and competed
as a member of the Amateur Athletic Club of Wetaskiwin and became a
Women's' Track and Field in Alberta between 1928 and
1931. In 1929 she became Women's Dominion of
Canada Track and Field Aggregate Champion ‑ Olympic
Association of Canada.
Val is the first hockey player
from Wetaskiwin to play in the National Hockey League when it only
had six teams. In more than 1,400 games
played in the NHL between 1959 and 1974 he is one of the
least penalized players to have ever played pro‑hockey.
Rod was the
#1 goal tender on the Denver University Pioneers Hockey Team.
Among his "brilliant performances" he made unbelievable plays in the
"greatest‑ever game played in Denver University History"
on January 10, 1959 versus a Soviet touring team.
Al received eleven recognition awards in his lifetime
for his dedication to the community. He coached teams in
Wetaskiwin over three decades and is remembered by many for his "Lieutenant Arner Coaching
among Norm's many contribution to the sporting community is the
introduction of T-Ball to Wetaskiwin and his coaching stint with the
Sabres Football Team. In six years, the Sabres posted 46 wins, 0 losses, 3 ties,
consecutive league championships. Norm had never played football but
achieved this record which, for a number of years, was a North American
Clayton started with an idea ... on a school field full
of dandelions and it grew from one team to over ten,
involving over 200 athletes. to become one of the best
fastball programs in Alberta producing thirty-nine
Provincial Championship teams in a twenty
Wetaskiwin Cubs were the first team from Wetaskiwin to win a
District of Alberta. NWT championship. They received the large
silver beer keg trophy and had their team picture placed on cigar
boxes with the title "Alberta Champions". Wetaskiwin was the best in
softball team placed
the community of Falun and the District of Bigstone on the sports map
and their athletic achievements and enthusiasm are still the talk
among the seniors in the Falun Community.