Don “Donnie-Jo” Johansen - Contestant
Inducted - 2011
Don began his rodeo career in the Boys Steer Riding with the FCA and was named Rookie of the Year for that association in 1973.
Don turned pro and claimed the 1978 Canadian Bull Riding Championship. Don qualified for CFR 9 times in the Bull Riding and was the CPRA Cowboy of the Year in 1986.
Don continues to put on steer and bull riding schools for the champions of tomorrow and gives his time as chute boss for Grande Prairie, Ponoka, Strathmore and the CFR.
Don and his wife Nancy reside in Chestermere, AB.
Ralph Murray - Builder
Inducted - 2011
Ralph has spent over three decades involved in the sport of rodeo and continues to devote his volunteer time to the CPRA in an advisory capacity.
He has been the Medicine Hat General Manager which hosts two pro rodeos each year. Under his watch the CPRA was restructured and rodeo reached a whole new level of exposure and credibility as a sport.
Ralph was a member of the CFR commission and a devoted representative of rodeo. He resides in Medicine Hat in his home with the most beautiful yard in the city.
Glen O'Neill - Contestant
Glen came to Canada from Australia and became a Canadian Citizen shortly thereafter. He had won all there was to win in the land down under, being named the Australian SB Champion in 1992, so set his sights on conquering the saddle bronc event in Canada and the US. Did he ever accomplish that!!!
Glen started off winning the 1995 Calgary Stampede $50,000, then tied the Canadian Highest Point ride record of 95, riding Airwolf at the Innisfail Rodeo. Glen continued to make his mark in rodeo taking the Canadian Saddle Championship in 2000 then the World Championship in 2002. Glen and his wife Jennifer have two beautiful children and reside on a ranch outside of Didsbury.
Ernie Marshall - Builder
Ernie was rodeo’s “funny man” for over 40 years! He started at the age of 14, traveling with Buddy Heaton and Cliff Claggats Wild West Rodeo.
Under the direction of Chuck Henson, he became a very capable bull fighter, but loved the fans of rodeo so much he devoted his skills to being a rodeo clown.
Ernie made his home in Wainwright, until his passing in 2014. He was 68 years old.
“Smokin” Joe Lucas - Contestant
Joe is a four time Canadian Tie Down Roping Champion, a 22 time qualifier to the CFR and a 9 time qualifier to NFR.
Among his other accomplishments, Joe has been a Calgary Stampede Champion, and a Pendleton Champion.
Joe has hosted many roping schools and spends a great deal of time with his kids and their rodeo endeavors. Joe and his family reside outside of Carstairs, AB.
Ted Vayro - Builder
Ted became a CRCA and RCA member in 1959 and competed in the bareback and steer wrestling events. Ted served as a Director on the CPRA Board for 16 years, and was co-owner of the Grasslands Rodeo Contracting business, raising excellent rodeo stock.
Ted contributed his time for over 20 years as the CFR Livestock superintendent, retiring in 1995 to spend more time for the development of junior rodeo competitors in BC.
Ted resided in Knutsford, BC, until his passing in April of 2018, 4 days prior to his 82nd birthday.
Charles Manson - Animal
Charles Manson, owned by Franklin Rodeo like his namesake was a miserable specimen. He wasn’t in the arena to make friends, he was there to buck! He was named Canadian Champion Bull of the Year in 1983 and 1984, and is a welcomed addition to the Animal Category in the Rodeo Hall of Fame.
Duane Bruce - Legend, Inducted 2011
Duane Bruce had a very lucrative rodeo career in the saddle bronc event. In 1963 Duane made the top 15 in the World and did Canada proud at the NFR. He claimed the first Canadian Inter-Collegiate Saddle Bronc and All Around Championships in 1970. Duane continued to rodeo in the Old Timers Association after retiring from pro competition and he came away with second place at the World Old Timers Rodeo in Vegas in 1980. Duane makes his home in Canyon, BC.
Ted Glazier - Legend, Inducted 2011
Ted’s first pro rodeo was at Hand Hills in 1939. He entered all of the roughstock events, including the Wild Horse Race and won them all. It is known as the Grand Slam of Rodeo and the record still stands today at the Hand Hills Rodeo. Ted was once known to ride at the Ponoka Stampede in his army fatigues. A little know fact shared to us by Brenda Vold, as told to her by uncle Harry (Vold). Ted retired in 1955 after a very successful rodeo career in his favourite event, the saddle bronc, and lived on his home place in Coronation until his passing.
Rocky Hubley - Legend, Inducted 2011
Rocky started his rodeo competition at age 12 and took out his Permit card in 1971, the same year he was named the CPRA High Point Permit Award and Rookie of the Year. Rocky ended up fourth in the Canadian Bull Riding standings that year, and qualified for CFR five times in the bull riding and once in the Saddle Bronc event. Rocky still ranches in Charlie Lake, BC with wife Laurie and their children