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Gordon Doan - Contestant
Inducted - 2010

Gordon Doan

Gordon Doan competed alongside his brothers Melvin and Urban Doan. Gordon was well known as a great bareback rider although he competed in al the roughstock events.

Gordon picked up his first Canadian Bareback Championship in 1945 and a second one in 1946. In 1946, Gordon placed fourth overall in the Saddle Bronc, and fourth in the Steer Riding, so it was no surprise when he was named the 1946 Canadian All Around Champion.

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Phil Doan - Contestant
Inducted - 2010

Phil Doan

Phil Doan, another great member of the talented Doan family, carried on the family tradition of success in the rodeo arena.

The Bareback rider and Steer Wrestler who occasionally competed in the Bull Riding served as the Bareback Director for the CRCA (before it became the CPRA) from 1964 to 1967, then again in 1969. He stepped in as the All Round Director in 1970 to 1973.

 Phil was named the Cowboy of the Year in 1971 by his peers and won the Canadian Steer Wrestling Championship in 1973 and the Canadian All Around Championship in 1974. 

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Clayton “Low Tone” Hines - Contestant
Inducted - 2010

Clayton Hines

Clayton Hines was a familiar face at the Canadian Finals Rodeo from 1980 to the early 1990’s. “Low Tone”, as he is known to his peers by, secured the Canadian Saddle Bronc title in 1981, in a tie breaking ride with Mel Hyland.

Clayton was a true cowboy in every sense of the word, and his dedication to his fans was well known, as he always took time to sign autographs for the younger rodeo buffs. Clayton won his second Canadian Saddle Bronc Championship in 1985.

Clayton resides in Rocky Rapids, Alberta which is just outside of Drayton Valley.

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Edith Malesh - Builder
Inducted - 2010

Edith Malesh

Edith Malesh was named the CPRA Committee Person of the Year in 1991 for all her hard work as a Director of the Assiniboia, SK, South Country Roundup. Edith had already served the rodeo committee in Assiniboia for 18 years before taking the title of Committee Person of the Year.

She also served as Secretary for the Alberta/Saskatchewan Southern Rodeo Circuit, and started the Saskatchewan Pro Rodeo Circuit after the Alberta circuit split into its own.

Edith was the Saskatchewan representative on the CPRA Board from 1988 to 1995. 

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Everett Vold - Contestant
Inducted - 2010

Everett Vold

Everett Vold was a great Bareback rider but an even better Steer Decorator as he captured the 1949 Canadian Steer Decorating Championship.

Although Everett never won a championship in the Bareback event he was a strong contender, appearing in the top three of the Canadian standings no less than five times between 1946 and 1950. 

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Wyatt Earp Skoal - Animal
Inducted - 2010

Wyatt Earp Skoal

Wyatt Earp is owned by the Northcott Rodeo, and was ranch raised near Caroline Alberta. Wyatt Earp was one of the most formidable broncs a cowboy could draw.

During his career, the bald faced bay stud made five consecutive appearances at CFR. The 1600 lb. stallion won a number of awards, including the Canadian Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year in 1997 and 1998. He was named Saddle Bronc Horse of the Calgary Stampede twice and was voted both Saddle Bronc Horse of the CFR and NFR in 1996 and 1997.

Wyatt Earp stood at stud on the Northcott Ranch, until he passed away.

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Floyd Peters - Contestant
Inducted - 2010

Floyd Peters

Floyd Peters was a tie-down roper and steer decorator and wrestler from Cardston, Alberta. He won the Canadian Steer Decorating Championship in 1945, and three consecutive Canadian Tie-Down Roping Championships from 1945 to 1947.

Floyd is only one of two cowboys to date, to win a Canadian championship in both timed events, the other cowboy being the 1993 Hall of Fame Inductee Kenny McLean. 

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Brian Whitlow - Legend, Inducted 2010

Brian Whitlow

“Red”, as he is known to his peers was an exceptional bull rider during his rodeo career – which really started later than most cowboys begin entering rodeos. Brian attended University of Calgary and while there joined the rodeo club and 2-1/2 years into his studies he decided to quit and after touring Europe for 6 months, began his rodeo career at age 23. Brian entered the steer wrestling event as well but really shone in the bull riding. He made several runs at the Canadian Championship but unfortunately his age caught up with him before he captured a championship. Brian and his wife Joy ranch outside of Cremona and have three children that all made the rodeo circuit their way of life and the grandchildren that follow will always have a great RODEO LEGEND to look up to.

Darwin Lund - Legend, Inducted 2010

Darwin Lund

DC as he is known to his peers and friends, has been part of rodeo his entire life. His mentor was his father and Darwin never let the family name down. He won money in all major events but the steer wrestling was his favorite and most lucrative. DC was named 1965 Southern Alberta Steer Wrestling Champion as well as All around Champion in 1974. He finished in the top five of Canada in 1972, 73 & 75 in Steer Wrestling and served as CPRA Director for that event in 1974 & 75. Darwin has many talents as a cowboy, artist and writer as well as being a Veterinarian and has worked many years to make people aware of how well rodeo stock is treated. Definitely a Legend of Rodeo, Darwin and wife Patty reside outside of Taber, and still can be seen at many rodeos today.

Allan Currier - Legend, Inducted 2010

Allan Currier

There is no greater rodeo Legend that this cowboy! Allan had a rope in his hand for as long as he could remember. He would rope anything that moved whether it was the dog, a coyote or his wife and kids. On his ranch he spent a great deal of time roping calves so when his best buddies hit the rodeo trail, it was only natural for Allan to follow. His rodeo career spanned 26 years and when he started in the Wild Cow Milking event he showed why he was the best around as he won the Canadian Championship an astounding eight times, his first in 1970 and his last in 1987. A true Rodeo Legend Allen is still attending the rodeos as he and Dorothy are retired but still living on the ranch at Czar, Alberta – a ranch that celebrated their 100th Anniversary in 2010. Sadly Allan passed away at the age of 90 on November 1, 2018.