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INDUCTEE 2008 - SPECIAL  AWARD - FRANK LOCKHART


 


Outstanding Coach and Volunteer
 


Frank Lockhart came to Wetaskiwin in 1962 as a Physical Education teacher at the Wetaskiwin Composite High School. He taught and coached football, basketball, track and field, badminton and wrestling. He spent eight years working and training High School students to become better athletes. Following his High School sojourn he moved into the Elementary School system as an administrator where he continued to teach Physical Education.

From 1970 to the present Frank has spent much of his spare time coaching young people within the community or being involved with organizations that cater to young athletes. Frank was an assistant Minor Hockey coach from 1973 Ė 1977. He coached T-Ball from 1972 to 1975. During the summers from 1969 to 1972 he was the Sports Director for the Penhold Summer camps.

Between coaching stints Frank also found time to be a member of the Wetaskiwin Curling Club and the Wetaskiwin Golf Club. He served on the golf course executive, has represented the Menís Senior Interclub on the North Central Alberta Interclub Golf Association. Frank also served three years as treasurer for the Colonelís Hockey Club.

In 1993 Frank was a Summer Games Assistant. During North Am Winter Events he assisted with all the events, was chairman of Cross Country Skiing results in the Wetaskiwin Special Olympics and was chairman of Registration and Results for the Alberta Summer Seniorís Games.

From 1970 to the present Frank has
spent much of his spare time coaching
young people within the community

Frank has not only been involved directly with athletes he has given of his time in other ways. From 1962 to 1972 he served as #42 Air Cadet Squadron Officer. He has spent 15 years as a Fish and Game member and he has also spent 26 years as Chairman and Director of Ducks Unlimited.

When Frank retired from teaching the Wetaskiwin Legion asked him to come on board to manage the Legion with the idea of getting their financial matters computerized as well as point them in a positive financial direction. Frank was able to accomplish this task which was very important to the youth of this community. The Legion has been a great supporter of many sports teams within this jurisdiction.

Frank has never been one to make a lot of noise about what he has done. It is obvious from the above that when there was a void that needed to be filled Frank stepped up in usual quiet manner and took care of things.

Wetaskiwin Sports Hall of Fame thanks you Frank for all that you have done for both the young people and the not so young.

 


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However, sometimes the best stories and personal insights are gleaned at the induction dinner from the introductory comments or acceptance speech of the inductee or their representative.

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Read the opening comments made by Bill Milnthorpe when introducing Frank Lockhart.
 

 





 
 

 

 

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