The provincial government has allocated $302,500 in funding to support the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Museum.  

The funding will be used to support the operations of the facility and the organization’s management and delivery of the annual Alberta Sport Recognition Awards.  

“We are grateful for the support we have received from the Alberta government. Their funding has played a pivotal role in sustaining the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, allowing us to preserve and celebrate the rich sporting history of our province,” Alberta Sports Hall of Fame chair Dale Henwood said. “This support not only enhances our ability to showcase the achievements of the athletes, teams, and sport champions but also reinforces the significant role sport plays in our community.”  

The hall of fame provides a space where the accomplishments of the sport community in Alberta are preserved and inspires the province’s future athletes and community leaders.   

“Red Deer proudly stands as a hub for sports excellence, and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame plays a pivotal role in preserving and promoting our province's rich athletic legacy. The City of Red Deer is grateful for the Alberta government's continued support, ensuring that this institution continues to inspire future generations by showcasing the remarkable achievements of our athletes and community leaders,” City of Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston said.   

In the past two years, an estimated 20,000 people have visited the hall of fame annually, to enjoy interactive sport-oriented games, activities, and sport memorabilia.  

"The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame has long been a cherished attraction in our community, offering Albertans inspiration and a window into the remarkable legacy of our athletes and community sport leaders,” MLA for Red Deer-North Adriana LaGrange said. “With our government's investment in this institution, Red Deer's tourism will undoubtedly grow, bringing significant benefits to our community and surrounding areas.”