ABOUT
NOT YOUR TYPICAL MUSEUM

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame provides a family friendly, interactive experience. You will be surprised by what you discover inside! Have fun, laugh, play and discover Alberta sports heroes together. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame is an interactive, hands-on celebration of Alberta's sporting history. Our over 7,000 square feet of exhibit space includes a multisport area with virtual baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer, a 200 meter wheelchair challenge, a Treadwall climbing wall, the Orest Korbutt Theatre, Hall of Fame Gallery, and much more. Our museum has over 16,000 artifacts of Alberta sports history in the collection and showcases many of these items in a number of displays. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame also offers an education program, group activities, and a unique environment to rent for your birthday party, special event, corporate reception or meetings.

We are located along Highway QE2, north of 32 Street in Red Deer, Alberta. Contact us for more information about our museum.

Our Vision

To be leaders in the province and country in protecting and sharing Alberta's sport history.

Core Business

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame has the following six core businesses:

  1. To maintain and operate the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum;

  2. To honour Albertans who have distinguished themselves in sport;

  3. To market the facility and its programs;

  4. To acquire and preserve Alberta's sport history;

  5. To present Alberta's sport history to Albertans and visitors;

  6. To use Alberta's sport history to encourage young Albertans to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

Our Mission

To preserve and celebrate Alberta's rich sports history for all to enjoy.

Core Values

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame is guided by the following values in its operation:

  • Dedication - responsive to our customers, passionate in our advocacy, principled in our approach, and responsible in our actions

  • Creative - pursuing new creative ideas that have the potential to change the world

  • Inspiring - intellectually stimulating and challenging to influence one into action

  • Integrity - acting with honesty, honouring our commitments and being accountable for our actions

  • Excellence - always doing what we say we will and striving for excellence and quality in everything we do

  • Respect - giving due respect to self and others and maintain the environment of teamwork and growth

History Highlights

1957


The Alberta Amateur Sports Hall of Fame was founded by the Alberta Branch of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada (A.A.U.C.)




1958


The first inductees into the Alberta Amateur Sports Hall of Fame.




1964


Molson’s Edmonton House was the first location to displays photos of inductees.




1972


Dissolution of the A.A.U. of C. meant that the Alberta Amateur Sports Hall of Fame would now be administered by Sport Alberta, through its Board of Directors.




1979


Under the stimulus of the forthcoming 75th Anniversary of the Province, program objectives were broadened by Sport Alberta to begin to honour all outstanding Alberta Athletes, amateur or professional, and to begin to collect memorabilia which reflected the whole of Alberta's sporting heritage.




1980


Celebrating Alberta's 75th Anniversary, the newly named “Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum” inducted forty-six athletes and builders, including professional athletes for the first time. ASHFM started collecting artefacts for its permanent collection.




1981


A contest was held and a logo was chosen from over 120 submissions. The design shows the athlete supported by the Alberta Mountains, reaching for the flame of triumph. The two halves of the design symbolize the two aspects of the ASHFM - Hall of Fame and Sport Museum.

Informal conversations were first held with the Premier regarding a permanent home for the Hall of Fame. The Program mandate was altered to regulate the number of inductees honoured each year to a maximum of seven.




1983


The 25th Anniversary of the Hall of Fame was celebrated with 300 people in attendance at the Induction Banquet.




1986


First exhibit was created in the Petro Canada Centre in Calgary. The Alpine Building (Calgary) and the Percy Page Centre (Edmonton) also displayed artifacts.




1987


The ASHFM became a Standing Committee of the Alberta Sport Council on February 1, newly formed Alberta Sports.




1992


The Alberta Sport Council announced that Red Deer would become the new and permanent home for the ASHFM once funds were raised to build, equip, and endow it.




1994


An act of legislation resulted in a merger of the Alberta Sport Council with the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation. The ASHFM remained as a program of the Foundation.

The ASHFM relocated from Calgary to the Red Deer Provincial Building on October 1.




1997


The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum was incorporated as a charitable society February 26, 1997. Governed by a Board of Directors, the Hall of Fame and Museum Society continued to fundraise to build a new and permanent home in Red Deer.




1998


May 22, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum officially broke ground towards building a permanent home in Red Deer.




1999


July, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum moves to its new permanent location by Heritage Ranch in Red Deer.




2000


After a tender process was held, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum officially opened May 26. Founder Willard Brooks, Edmonton Grad Margaret (MacBurney) Vasheresse, and Chairman Orest Korbutt cut the ceremonial ribbon at the QE2 highway location. Almost 1000 people attended the Induction Banquet.




2005


The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum underwent a large expansion project to add on a new collections facility in the back of the building and create two new galleries Ice & Snow – The Spirit of Winter; and the Hockey Alberta Hall of Fame.




2007


The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Produced a video titled Celebrating 50 Years of ASHFM. Installed new flooring in the Lobby. Putting green & Treadwall Climbing interactive installed.




2008


First Nations "Lasting Traditions" sport exhibit launch.




2009


Newly renovated Ice and Snow Gallery.




2011


Great Moments of Sport History Theatre underwent renovations to create the "Great Moments in Alberta Sports” Mural on the walls. Thank you to the Edmonton Knights of Columbus Hockey Association for their donations.




2012


Honoured Members Gallery underwent renovations to create a new modernized gallery to honour our Hall of Fame members. Chairman Orest Korbett steps down and the theatre is renamed the "Orest Korbett Theatre: Great Moments in Alberta Sports" The 20th Anniversary Golf Tournament was greeted with sunny skies and enthusiastic golfers at the Innisfail Golf Club.




2013


Launched the Alberta Sports History Library website as a comprehensive resource for the history of sports in Alberta. Created the Resource Library as a place for the public to do research on sports in Alberta.




2015


Updated sponsor wall in the Lobby, including new TV and speakers to greet guests at the start of their visit.




2017


ASHFM celebrates its 60th Anniversary & its 25th Anniversary Golf Tournament. ASHFM collections will undergo major renovations to add a second story mezzanine and new compact rolling shelving within existing space.





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