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A. Perky McCullough

Multisport Builder - Inducted 2004

No matter what the sport or what needs to be done, Perky McCullough is always leading the way. Her commitment to sport as an athlete, volunteer, coach, committee member, director, and fundraiser is unparalleled. She is a consummate volunteer whose contagious energy gets people of all ages involved with any event. Perky is a champion for the developing athlete ensuring that athletes have an opportunity to excel in their sport.

Some of the many sports that Perky has had an impact on are softball, hockey, golf, and curling. She was instrumental in the formation of the sport of softball in the Peace Country area in the 1960s and 1970s and helped to establish a junior golf program in Grande Prairie. She served three terms as President of the Alberta Ladies Curling Association and was instrumental in uniting the Provincial Men's and Women's curling organizations and forming the Alberta Curling Federation. Perky was also heavily involved in Grande Prairie's very successful hosting of the 1995 Canada Winter Games as the Director of Special Projects. Currently, Perky is the fundraising co-chair for the 2004 Royal Bank Hockey Cup.

Perky's involvement in sports has spanned many years. A few of the many highlights are: forming the first umpire's association in Grande Prairie, Director of the Alberta Sport Council, Chairman of the 1986 Alberta Senior Games, Team Alberta Mission Staff for the 1987 Canada Winter Games and the 1990 Arctic Winter Games, Chair of the Alberta Special Olympics Games in 1989, and Board member of the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

For her contributions, Perky has been awarded the City of Grande Prairie Volunteer of the Year Award in 1979 and 1983. Perky McCullough also received The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award for tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance and better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.

After Induction

2005 - Centennial Ambassador

2005 - Alberta Centennial Salute for Sport and Recreation Award - Celebrating 100 individuals

Date  The Grande Prairie Regional College, College Classic Golf Tournament trophy was named the McCullough Cup in honour of her countless hours of volunteerism.

2012 - The Perky McCullough International Excellence Scholarship was established June 1, to honour Perky and is designed to support local athletes with the best potential for international success.

Perky continued to volunteer with events after her induction:

2006 - Ford Women's World Curling Championships held in Grande Prairie

2010 - Arctic Winter Games - Director of special projects

Born:  June 12, 1935 at Peace River hospital.  Grew up at Juda.

Passed away: February 11, 2012