Nominations open for County Sports Wall of Recognition

May 9, 2017

Nominations open for County Sports Wall of Recognition

Nominations are now being accepted for the Millennium Place Sports Wall of Recognition, which honours Strathcona County residents for outstanding contributions and achievements in sport. The sports wall program pays tribute to individual athletes and teams from Strathcona County who have excelled in their sport, while also including builders who have contributed to the development of sport through their roles as coaches, trainers, officials, managers and volunteers.

Photographs of the first inductees were unveiled at Millennium Place in 2001, and included soccer player Kevan Cameron, hockey players Judy Diduck, Gerald Diduck and Ray Whitney, and Paralympic track athlete Kristine Lucas-Hogan. Recognized sports builders also include soccer official Derek Douglas, ringette volunteer Jack Lukey, hockey volunteers Jim Frank and Bill Warwick, and two of the founders of the Tournament of Nations, Terry Walsh and Trudy Holt.

Since 2007, eight more inductees have been added to the wall including: baseball players Mark Randall and Mike Johnson, the 2003 Sherwood Park Rangers U16 Girls soccer team, Stan C. Fisher (handball builder), Dr. David Plotsky (baseball builder), Randy Ferbey’s curling team, baseball umpire Corrie Davis and Bob Edwards Sr., for his contributions to minor football.

More information or call 780-449-1139 to learn more about the program’s guidelines and team and individual nomination forms. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2017. This year’s induction ceremony will take place in the fall of 2017.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595