2019 Inductees

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Dixon Ward Jr.

Former National Hockey League player Dixon Ward Jr. was born in Edmonton in 1968 and grew up in Leduc, playing with Leduc Minor Hockey from 1974 to 1985. He played for the Red Deer Rustlers from 1986 to 1988, scoring 131 points in 51 games. In 1988, he was drafted in the seventh round, 128th overall, by the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL Entry Draft.

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Harry Sanders

Born and raised in Calgary, Harry Sanders was already an avid rugby player when he moved to Leduc in 1979. Seeing potential for the sport in the community, he established a local men's rugby team. He recruited players, registered with the Edmonton Rugby Union and scheduled training facilities. The first LA Crude rugby team, captained by Harry, played its inaugural season in 1980.

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Lindsey Mix

Growing up in Leduc, Lindsey Mix (Bergevin) was involved in plenty of activities, from softball and soccer to dance and competitive gymnastics. She won several provincial gold medals in gymnastics before she joined the track team at the Leduc Composite High School in 2005-06. This was her first introduction to track and field, and she won the provincial triple jump that year.

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Liz McBlain

Born in Indonesia in 1948, Liz McBlain taught at Leduc's Willow Park School from 1986 to 2015. Over the course of her career as a teacher, coach and athlete, she inspired many students in the community to believe in themselves and work hard both personally and athletically. 

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