Calgary’s paratriathlon ace, Stefan Daniel, recently broadened his athletic horizons, entering his first half-ironman and placing an impressive 12th in the men’s professional division in Santa Cruz, Calif. “It was more to do something different … and it was a good time to do it.”
Calgary Booster Club
For the spirit of sport since 1952
Hosted at Winsport, we are rolling out the red carpet to celebrate athletic and leadership excellence.
Sunday, June 26 @ 2pm
The Calgary Booster Club recognizes and supports achievement and leadership in sport.
Sportsperson of the Year
Every year the Calgary Booster Club celebrates an individual whose achievements have made a significant impact on local sport.
This is the Sportsperson of the Year, the club’s flagship honour, which has been handed out since 1954.
For outfielder Alejandro Cazorla Granados, the Okotoks Dawgs’ championship run capped a remarkable turnaround on the field and off of it. “From where I was six months earlier to that moment? It was the complete polar (opposite). It meant the world — and not just because we won at the end. A very special year.”
Sarah Orban, in her 20s, decided to embrace track cycling. Now racing on the international stage, the Calgarian has her eyes on the 2024 Olympics in Paris. “It’s been quite the journey. At this point, I feel like I’ve been a cyclist forever.”
One of golf’s biggest hitters, Irene Crowchild reflects on a journey filled with adversity and recovery and, ultimately, success. “Starting this whole long-drive stuff, I never thought I’d be here,” says the two-time Canadian women’s champion, who is entered in the upcoming world showcase in Japan.
Calgary kid — on the rise for his entire draft year with the USHL Sioux City Musketeers — jumps up the charts, surprises the pundits, gets picked 40th overall by Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings. “I was pretty shocked,” says Dylan James. “I didn’t expect to go that high, but I’ll take it, obviously.”
Justine Bouchard — thanks to a terrific career at UCalgary, in addition to international success — becomes the first female wrestler inducted into the Dinos Hall of Fame. “Honestly, I just feel so blessed that I’ve had the career I had,” says the Wetaskiwin native.
Sport Legacy Fund
For decades the Calgary Booster Club has supported and recognized programs that showcase the best of Calgary’s athletes and sports leaders.
A brand new fund is now upon us, the Calgary Booster Club Sport Legacy Fund, created to provide stable future grants, scholarships and recognition programs to support our very best prospects.
This new fund was created in conjunction with Parks Foundation Calgary and will provide tax receipts for donors and ensures that Calgary’s sport legacies will thrive for decades to come.