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WHO WE ARE

Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization comprised of members from the community who remember, recognize, and celebrate achievements of Lethbridge and area athletes and builders.

Our Mission

BANQUET INFORMATION

CELEBRATING OUR INDUCTEES

The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 Induction Ceremony will be held on May 3, 2024 at the Canadian Western Bank Lounge in the ENMAX Centre.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here.

The LSHOF is proud to announce its Class of 2024.

Thank you to all sponsors who continue to support the LSHoF, including those who purchased advertisements in our Class of 2023 program. View the 2023 Induction Ceremony video and program here.

OUR 2023 INDUCTEES

A CELEBRATION OF SPORTS

Ashley Patzer

Athlete - Rugby

Ashley Patzer

Ashley Patzer is well decorated when it comes to rugby accolades. Debuting on the international stage in 2007 for both Women’s Rugby Sevens and Fifteens Patzer has played on the biggest stages in rugby, including taking home a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Lanny Tron

Athlete - Track and Field

Lanny Tron

Lanny Tron was a track and field star and it was no surprise when he set the Canadian Midget shot put record in 1976. Tron’s impressive talent allowed him to represent both Team Alberta and the Junior Canadian national team at competitions. He went on to compete for the Harvard University Track Team and was selected as Captain for the 1982 season.

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Mitch Ball

Builder - Baseball

Mitch Ball

Mitch Ball had a passion for baseball and his passion was exemplified on the diamond umpiring. Ball was an excellent umpire, and his talent led him to umpiring games at multiple levels including the Little League World Series and 2015 Pan Am Games. His dedication to teaching and mentoring many young umpires left a lasting impression on the baseball community.

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Brian Donaldson

Builder - Wrestling

Brian Donaldson

Brian Donaldson was the founder of the Lethbridge Amateur Wrestling Association (LAWA) and devoted his life to bringing wrestling to Lethbridge. Donaldson coached many Provincial and National champions including athletes who have gone on to wrestle for Canada on the world stage.

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1979 Lethbridge Little League

Team - Baseball

1979 Lethbridge Little League

The 1979 Little League team boasts members still synonymous with baseball in Lethbridge today and the team continued to demonstrate Lethbridge as a baseball hotbed. This team won the Canadian Senior Little League Baseball title and represented Canada at the Senior Little League World Series.

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Rufus Goodstriker

Special - Multisport

Rufus Goodstriker

Rufus Goodstriker was a charismatic individual with a passion for sports. Goodstriker was a great boxer only losing one of 34 matches. He went on to train multiple athletes for the Blood Boxing Club. He excelled at rodeo competing at many events throughout Alberta and Montana and owned and trained many winning racehorses.

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FEMALE KINSMEN OF THE YEAR

MALE KINSMEN OF THE YEAR

Female Sports Person of the Year

Jinaye Shomachuk

Female Sports Person of the Year

University of Lethbridge athlete Jinaye Shomachuk dominated the women’s weight throw taking home the gold medal at the 2023 Canada West Track and Field Championships with an 18.90m throw. She followed up that performance at the 2023 Usports Track and Field National Championships once again taking home the gold medal in weight throw.

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Male Sports Person of the Year

Ridly Greig

Male Sports Person of the Year

Born and raised in Lethbridge, Ridly Greig played on Team Canada at the 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. In 2020 Greig was drafted in the first round by the Ottawa Senators and made his debut with the National Hockey League in January 2023 netting one goal and five assists since.

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SPORT PERSONS OF THE YEAR

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Nominations

NOMINATE A DESERVING CANDIDATE

You can now submit your Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame nominations online! It’s easier than ever to nominate a deserving candidate in the athlete, builder, team or special category. We are currently accepting nominations for our Class of 2025. Learn more by visiting our new nominations page.

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