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- (1984) JACK WADE
- (1990) CLARK LUND
- (2000) JACK DAlNES




JACK WADE

JACK WADE

Jack Wade - Contestant
Inducted - November 10, 1984

Jack Wade was born June 6, 1910 at Wakefield, England and came to Halkirk, Alberta where he lived until 1936, with three sisters and six brothers.

He started his rodeo career in 1925 at Battle River, Alberta, riding mane hold mounts. He claims he made more money there in two days than ranch work paid in two months.

For ten years he farmed and took in most summer rodeos in Alberta. In 1932 he trailed a chuckwagon and some bucking horses to Calgary. One horse, Typhoon, won the Calgary's best bucking horse money. Jack drove chuckwagon for a time in the Calgary Stampede, until 1936, when he entered his first rodeo in the U.S.

Jack went to Sidney, Australia in 1938, winning the Steer Wrestling, returned in 1939, only to have a horse fall and Jack broke his foot.

Some of Jack's accomplishments were All Around Cowboy 1936 in Dauphin, Manitoba and winning the Pendleton Round Up. He also won:

World Bronc Riding - 1939
Calgary North American All Around - 1940
Calgary Steer Decorating - 1940
Calgary Steer Riding - 1940
Calgary 2nd Bareback Riding - 1940
Calgary 1st Bareback Riding - 1942
Iowa State Fair All Around - 1941

He married Jeffie Gray of Hardy, Arkansas on June 2, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas. From 1947 to 1953 he judged in Calgary as well as St. Paul, Minnesota, Omaha, Spokane, Ponoka and Stettler, to mention a few. Having quit the rodeo run in the early 1950's and finding little work in Canada, they moved to California. Here Jack drove an Auto Transport for 17 years. Still living in Modesto, California, Jack has retired due to health problems.





CLARK LUND

CLARK LUND

Clark Lund - Contestant
Inducted - July 9, 1990

To become one of Canada's leading professional cowboys was a natural outgrowth of Clark Lund's boyhood life. Born in Raymond, Alberta on August 24, 1905, he, with his five brothers and five sisters, was brought up on a farm south east of the town. Clark's father, Deloss Lund, was a lover of good animals, and his farm was always stocked with well bred horses that needed breaking and training.

In his early teens, Clark started riding steers at many of the local shows in southern Alberta. From there he went on to the Bronc and Steer or Bull Riding events and the timed events. He first competed at the Calgary Stampede in 1927 and from then on he followed the rodeo circuit throughout Canada and the United States.

In the spring of 1934 Clark and several other Canadian cowboys were selected to compete in the Tex Austin World Championship Rodeo at White City Stadium in London, England. Four years later, in 1938, a team of top Canadians including Clark, Frank McDonald, Jack Wade and Herman Linder were chosen to compete at the Royal Easter Shows in Sydney, Australia. In 1939, Clark's last year of contesting, he won both the Canadian and North American titles at the Calgary Stampede. To win these championships in Calgary he finished second in the Saddle Bronc, second in the Bareback, third in Steer Riding plus placing in the Steer Decorating.

After Ray Knight retired from the rodeo scene, Clark took over as the arena director of the Raymond Stampede, and held this position for about 25 years. He promoted and directed rodeos in many towns in Southern Alberta, including Taber, Brooks, Bassano, Gem, Rosemary, Shady Nook and Writing-On-Stone. Besides promoting rodeos, Clark's career included judging, flag judge and stock contractor.

Clark has been honored many times by the rodeo world. In 1983 the Raymond Stampede honored him as one of the living great pioneers of their town. In 1975 the Calgary Stampede honored him as a "Pioneer of Rodeo". Clark moved to Rosemary in 1944 where he raised and trained purebred Arabian Horses until he passed away in 1983.





JACK  DAlNES

JACK DAlNES

Jack Daines - Builder
Inducted - September 16, 2000

Jack's introduction to rodeo was listening to tales of bronc rider Jack Wade's adventures throughout the U.S. He was attracted to the colourful lifestyle, and at the age of 12, Jack braided his own rope and hitch-hiked to Olds to enter the rodeo. Some cowboys helped Jack get his "dad's" signature of consent and he entered the boys steer riding. They also showed him how to hold onto the rope, and Jack still has the trophy he won that day in 1949.

Jack's father was a horse trader as well as an auctioneer, so Jack got plenty of practice riding green horses, and by 1953 had progressed to saddle bronc and bull riding events. In 1956 and 1957 he won the Canadian novice bronc riding title.

Although Jack started auctioneering at the Innisfail Auction Market in 1959, and became very busy in the business, his love of rodeo prevailed. With the retirement of announcer Archie Macdonald, Jack decided to try his hand at the mic, and for a time, Jack both announced and competed at several rodeos. Demands of announcing and managing the auction market became heavy, and Jack retired from active rodeo competition in the early 1970s.

Jack's plans for rodeo grounds, on some ranch land owned by the family, north of Innisfail began in 1961. This became the site of the Little Britches Rodeo which ran for 25 consecutive years, and later became home of Innisfail’s first professional rodeo which is still held each year in June. Jack also helped organize the first Silver Buckle Rodeo in Red Deer, and introduced sheep riding as a feature event for future cowboys and cowgirls. The Daines Ranch Rodeo, Jack and his family have now produced for four decades was voted by contestants to be the best of the larger professional rodeos in Canada each year from the award's inception in 1996.

Serving on the board of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association for four years, Jack was also instrumental in development the Alberta Professional Championship Rodeo Circuit. He continues to spend endless hours on behalf of rodeo as an advisor, promoter, announcer and producer. His efforts have previously been recognized when he was presented the Jimmy Brown Memorial Award in 1978, and Committee Man of the Year honors in 1990.



 

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