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The sixth Field of Fame is located at Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW. The monuments will be manufactured and installed at Spruce Meadows in late 2018

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Spruce Meadows honours these champions

  • David Black 1880-1972, Calgary’s first jeweller and strong community leader
  • Martha Cohen 1920-2015, community leader, activist and philanthropist
  • Haider Dhanani  1939- 1990, entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist
  • Ruth Gorman 1914-2002, lawyer, served with aboriginal, political and women’s groups
  • Bud McCaig 1929-2005, entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Ron Southern 1930-2016, co-founder of Spruce Meadows, founder of ATCO, community leader, philanthropist

The photos, details, and bios of these Champions will follow

Ronald D. Southern (1930 – 2016)

Ronald D. Southern (1930 – 2016)

Ronald Donald Southern C.C., C.B.E., A.O.E., B. Sc., LL. D was born on July 25, 1930 in Calgary, Alberta. He was a proud Canadian who loved his Alberta roots. A…

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Ruth Gorman (1914-2002)

Ruth Gorman (1914-2002)

Ruth Gorman was born in Calgary, Alberta on February  14, 1914 to Colonel Mark Bennett and Fleda Pattyson Peacock.  Ruth, like her father became a lawyer, and was one of…

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John Robert (Bud) McCaig (1929-2005)

John Robert (Bud) McCaig (1929-2005)

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, entrepreneur and philanthropist, J.R. (Bud) McCaig, died peacefully while at his vacation home in Barbados on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at the age of 75…

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Martha Cohen (1920-2015)

Martha Cohen (1920-2015)

“Martha Cohen, a warm Chinook wind who blazed bright crimson smiles across the clear Alberta Sky.” Martha Cohen was a tireless builder in Calgary’s cultural community. Born in Calgary, the…

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Haider Dhanani (1939-1990)

Haider Dhanani (1939-1990)

  Haider Dhanani lived a life of service.  With a profound dedication to bridging cultural differences and to the well-being, settlement and upward mobility of newly arrived immigrants to Canada,…

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David (Dave) E. Black (1880 -1972)

David (Dave) E. Black (1880 -1972)

David (Dave) Ernest Black was born in 1880 in Westport, Ontario, where he attended school and subsequently studied watch making. He moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1903, on board the…

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Spruce Meadows Photos

Here are some photos from the Field of Fame  unveiling at Spruce Meadows  and the celebration of future student contest winners.

Alberta & Calgary Historical Figures

These individuals that were important to Calgary & Alberta history will be  featured in the 2018 student essay contest:

  • David Black 1880-1972, Calgary’s first jeweller and strong community leader
  • Martha Cohen 1920-2015, community leader, activist and philanthropist
  • Haider Dhanani  1939- 1990, entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist
  • Ruth Gorman 1914-2002, lawyer, served with aboriginal, political and women’s groups
  • Bud McCaig 1929-2005, entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Ron Southern 1930-2016, co-founder of Spruce Meadows, founder of ATCO, community leader, philanthropist

We feature figures that were important to business history, political history, early settlement and exploration, community development, the First Nations, and to women in Calgary, as well as to the growth of Alberta as a province contributing significantly to Canada as a country.