Multisport Builder - Inducted 2010
Don Moore spent many years as an athlete, coach, referee, fundraiser, administrator, and supporter of sport in Red Deer from 1956-1987. He was a volunteer coach for many sports including hockey, football, swimming, and skiing.
Don has been involved extensively with many provincial and national organizations and committees. He served eight years on the Alberta Sport Council with terms of Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Technical Development Committee.
In addition to being instrumental in establishing Red Deer’s sports facilities and golf courses, Don was one of the leaders in the concept, design, and construction of the Waskasoo Park system. This left a legacy of walking and bike trails, a dog training area, RV campgrounds, and heritage sites that include an equestrian centre, wildlife, and habitat sanctuary. He was also a leading advocate and facilitator in establishing the Dawe Centre, and was directly involved in the process to secure a permanent site and home for the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
His leadership helped make Red Deer a premier location for sport and recreation in Alberta. Don was a builder of sport at the grass-root level; he was a huge proponent of volunteerism in an effort to make participation in sports and recreation accessible to all youth; a mentor to many of those he coached, and an inspiration and role model to the youth of this province.
Don worked for the City of Red Deer from 1956 to 1987 as assistant superintendent then later as superintendent of recreation and as Red Deer’s first director of community services.
2005 - Don was one of one-hundred Albertans to receive the Alberta Centennial Salute for Sport and Recreation Award.
2008 - G.H. Dawe Memorial Award of Excellence (at Red Deer College’s 44th convocation)
2021 - Celebrated his 70th anniversary with his wife Gloria