Boxing, Baseball Builder - Inducted 1978
Ronald Hayter has been actively involved in baseball since the 1950s. When he was elected President of the Alberta Amateur Baseball Association, he restructured the association and saw the team registration rise from 184 to 600 teams. Ronald Hayter received the prestigious Vanier Award as an Outstanding Young Canadian in 1974. He served as a member of the Edmonton Boxing and Wrestling Commission and as the President of the Canadian Professional Boxing Federation during his career.
1974 – Ronald was a founding Director of the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.
1979 – Founded the Edmonton International Baseball Foundation (EIBF)
1988 – Technical member for baseball at the Seoul Olympic Games and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
1989 – Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame inductee
1990 – IBAF President's Award (International Baseball Federation)
1994 – Nicaragua Sports Hall of Fame inductee
1996 – Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame inductee
2004 – Queen’s Jubilee Medal for community service
2004 – Sports Wall of Fame - Hudson Bay Composite High School
2005 – Hall of Fame, Hudson Bay, SK
2005 – Alberta Centennial Salute for Sports and Recreation Award – 100 Albertans.
2005 – World Masters Games baseball gold medal (played with the Aussie Aces Grey team).
2006 – Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee
2008 – Special Service Award - Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association
Ron is the longest serving city councillor in Edmonton’s history, serving 33 years in total from 1971-1995, and then from 2001-2010. He was a driving force behind the development of Edmonton’s new and improved sports facilities and was chairman of the committee responsible for the development of Telus Field, a baseball park. Ron was the second Albertan to be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. He represented Canada with the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) for 18 years, sitting on legal and technical commissions. He was named a life member of Baseball Alberta and of the Canadian Professional Boxing Federation.
Interesting fact: Ron developed the first Canadian rulebook to organizing the inaugural national championships.
Birthdate - July 30, 1936
Birthplace - Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
Passed Away – April 21, 2018 – St. Albert, AB