Tagged Hall of Fame

Ken Read and the ‘Crazy Canucks’ Alpine Skiers

By Taylor McKee, January 8 2015 — With five World-Cup wins and a membership in the famed ‘Crazy Canucks’ fraternity, Ken Read remains one of Canada’s most beloved winter athletes. Read first joined the Canadian Alpine team in 1973. In 1975 in Val d’Isere, France, at 20 years old, he became the first North American…

Roger Jackson’s impact on U of C

By Taylor McKee, October 23 2014 — Roger Jackson’s impact on the landscape of sport in Canada and the University of Calgary is vast and multi-faceted. As an athlete, Jackson won gold in coxless pairs rowing at the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, despite only training with his partner, George Hungerford, for a…

Brian Timmis’ legacy of ironman football

By Taylor McKee, September 4, 2014 — The last name Timmis is revered in football circles in Ontario and it’s becoming more and more familiar around the University of Calgary. Brian Timmis — great grandfather of Dinos star running back Mercer Timmis — earned a reputation as one of the toughest players in his era,…

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