These Sporting Greats will
on April 7, 2018.
Rod Ronteyne was a
prolific scorer and in his career he won five league scoring titles, was
named MVP four times and voted onto All-Star Teams and as Most Popular
Player a number of times. His most outstanding personal achievement was
scoring fifty goals in thirty-nine games with the Red Deer Rustlers in
1958-59. Teams that Rod played on won twenty-two League and Conference
Championships, two Provincial Championships, two Interprovincial Series
and a Western Canada Championship. Rod played hockey for more than
At the age of twelve
(1972) Jerry started outriding for his father's chuckwagon racing team.
His career as a driver began in 1984 when he garnered top rookie driver
award and began a championship career that spanned an additional thirty
years on the racing circuit. Among his myriad championship wins,
Jerry won a total of nineteen WPCA show wins, three North American
Championships is co-holder of a Calgary Stampede track record that can
never be beaten, and has a reputation for being the best caregiver of
horses on the circuit.
For the sixty years Al has lived in Alder Flats, he has been the
unheralded volunteer, fund-raiser and go-to guy to get things done in
his community. In that time he's been instrumental in
building and maintaining recreational facilities, organizing activities,
fundraising, and being an active participant in several activities.
He has left his mark in curling, hockey, rodeos, annual pack horse
races, the Centennial Park, and Legion to name just a few of his
contributions over the years. What he started by helping his dad
in 1957 with the building of a community hall expanded and continues to
this day even though he is an octogenarian.
High School 2006 Sabres Football Team
The Wetaskiwin Composite
High School Sabres football program dates back to 1953. Over the
decades there have been some powerful and successful teams. From 1954 to
1958 the Sabres had a run of five consecutive league championships and
from 1975 to 2006, the Sabres teams won 10 league championships. To
date, the 2006 WCHS Sabres Football team is the most successful WCHS
football team. This football team not only won the league championship
but became the first and only WCHS football team to win the Provincial