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Alberta Sport History Project (ASHP)

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Alberta Sport History Project


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 In 2008, a province-wide sport history committee was established with representatives from Alberta’s tertiary institutions and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum staff and Board. Under the leadership of the Managing Director, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, the Committee has considered ways to preserve and celebrate Alberta’s rich sport history and to protect and share this sport history with students, the public and researchers.

There are three ongoing projects supported by grants from the Alberta Heritage Resources Foundation. These projects include the production of an Alberta Sport History Bibliography, oral histories of athletes in the Lethbridge area and the writing of a history of swimming in Alberta.
On this beta test site are resources on the topics of:
ALBERTA SPORT (province-wide sport histories or multi-sport histories),
COMMUNITY SPORT (Arranged by name of the community)
EQUINE SPORTS (Includes polo, horse racing, show jumping, dressage, eventing and other equestrian sports),
RODEO (Includes chuckwagon racing)

New citations and resources are added frequently. Other topics are also being researched and will be added in the ensuing months.
This site is the first step towards a more comprehensive website for the Alberta Sport History Project. 

Note that a keyword search may be utilized on this site. The search box is located below the blue tab bar at the top of this and all pages within the Alberta Sport History pages. This search box will find all occurrences of keywords in any parts of these subject pages.