Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame nominees named

Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame nominees named

2019 group of inductees include Special Olympics Wetaskiwin Warlords Slow Pitch team

This year an outstanding group will be inducted into the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame.

The 2019 Inductees include: Blaine Kjorlien in the Athlete-Builder Category for his athletic achievements in the sports of wrestling and football and his coaching contributions in those sports at Wetaskiwin Composite High School; Jack Manson in the Athlete category for his outstanding amateur hockey career as a member of the 1947-48 Allan Cup Champion Edmonton Flyers and the 1950 World Champion Edmonton Mercurys; Bill Mojelski as a Builder for his Wetaskiwin community volunteer efforts in coaching, refereeing and executive roles and for documenting some of Wetaskiwin’s sporting history; and the Special Olympics Wetaskiwin Warlords Slow Pitch team, provincial champions in 1998 and Team Alberta at the 1998 Women’s Canada Cup International Softball Championships in the Special Olympics Friendship Division.

This will be the 14th Induction Ceremony in the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame’s history. The Sports Hall of Fame was established in 2006 and to date has inducted 85 athletes, builders and teams. If you actually counted all of the members of teams it would be over 300 individuals.

The Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame is helping to preserve Wetaskiwin’s sporting history for future generations.

Plaques of those who have been inducted since 2006 are proudly displayed in the Wetaskiwin Arena. Information and pictures of each of the previous inductees can be found on the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame website on the internet at www.wetaskiwnsportsfame.com.

The 2019 Induction Dinner will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Best Western Wayside Inn Banquet Room in Wetaskiwin.

Invitations are open to everyone and banquet tickets are available for purchase at ATB Financial in Wetaskiwin. The deadline for purchasing tickets will be April 20, 2019.