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2017 Inductees
Justine Bouchard
Charlene Cole Brown
Charles Hebert
George Hunerfauth
1977/79 Fastball


 


 
INDUCTEES 2017


 


Congratulations to our 2017 Induc
tees!

These sporting greats inspired us and captured our hearts. This year, they take their rightful place in the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame. 

Justine Bouchard - Athlete

Charlene (Cole) Brown - Athlete

Charles (Chuck) Hebert - Builder

George Hunerfauth - Builder

1977 Wetaskiwin Legion Bantam Fastball Team
1979 Wetaskiwin Sport Shop Midget Fastball Team

 

 

 


2017 Inductees

The full story of the sporting achievements for these inductees will be posted on the day of the induction ceremonies, March 25th.

 

 

ATHLETE

 

Justine Bouchard

An all-round exceptional athlete, Justine Bouchard has distinguished herself in the sport of wrestling. In her seventeen year amateur wrestling career that started in Wetaskiwin when she was 12, Justine has amassed an amazing record.  Besides twenty-six provincial gold medals, Justine has won sixteen National Titles.  She has won those championships at every level starting with the Under 16 age group and progressing to the Senior Level as well as at the Canadian University Championships (CIS).

 

Full Story

 

 

 
ATHLETE

 

Charlene (Cole) Brown

Charlene Brown, 1996 Alberta Female Adult Fast Pitch Player of the Year, grew up in the Falun area when Falun was known as the “Fastball Capital of Alberta” so it was almost a given that she should become involved in the sport.  Charlene started playing when she was six and as she progressed through the age groups she took part in sixteen provincial championships, becoming one of the best female pitchers in Alberta, and competing  at the National Championships six times.

Full Story

 

 

 
BUILDER

 

Charles (Chuck) Hebert

Chuck Hebert moved to Wetaskiwin in 1996 to teach high school Physical Education at Wetaskiwin Composite High School and to act as the school’s Athletic Director.  During Chuck's nineteen-year tenure at WCHS students/teams have won over twenty Provincial Championships.  Chuck himself was coach or assistant coach in five different sports and won fourteen Provincial Championships and twenty-five zone championships.  Chuck also founded the Wetaskiwin Minor Basketball Association.

Full Story

 

 

 
BUILDER

 

George Hunerfauth

George Hunerfauth immigrated to Canada from Switzerland when he was a young man.  After traveling across Canada he discovered a welcoming community in Wetaskiwin and settled here.  In 1967 he had a vision for a unique community enterprise - the Wetaskiwin North-Am International Snowmobile Race.  His vision became a reality in 1968 and within a few years of its inauguration the race attracted 20,00 spectators, was covered by national media and drew competitors from across Canada and the United States.

Full Story

 

 

 
TEAM

 

1977 Wetaskiwin Legion Bantam Fastball Team
1979 Wetaskiwin Sport Shop Midget Fastball Team

The 1977 Wetaskiwin Legion Bantam and the Wetaskiwin Sport Shop Midget Fastball Teams are being inducted into the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame for winning two Provincial Titles and two Western Canadian titles.  To date they are the only teams that have been inducted that were able to win both the Provincial and the Western Canadian Championships and incredibly they were able to accomplish the feat twice!   Although not all of the men being inducted played on both teams a core group were members of both teams.  When the boys were younger, some of them were also together on teams that won the provincial title in 1973 as Mites and again in 1975 as Peewees.

Full Story/Names of Players


1977 Wetaskiwin Legion Bantam Fastball Team

Full Story/Names of Players


1979 Wetaskiwin Sport Shop Midget Fastball Team

Full Story/Names of Players

 

 


If know of a person or team whose achievements should be recognized
please consider submitting a nomination to the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame. Read about criteria and the nomination process or get the nomination form by following this link.
 

 






 

 

 

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