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Sherrold Moore

Multisport Builder - Inducted 2003

Sherrold Moore began volunteering to help create a better experience for his daughter.

Sherrold transferred his job skills into the sporting world and became a leader in sports in the province of Alberta.

Sherrold began in the sport of swimming as an administrator and official. As a member of the Federation International de Natation (FINA), he officiated at Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and World Championships.

Through his vision and leadership with the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, the 1984 Olympics saw swimming as one of Alberta's and Canada's most successful sports.

In 1984 Sherrold Moore became the first chairman of the Alberta Sport Council. He held this position for eight years, continuing on for an additional two years with the newly formed Alberta, Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Sherrold continued his commitment to sport by serving a six-year term with the Calgary Olympic Development Association Board of Directors.

Sherrold's commitment to the quality of life for Albertans extends well beyond the sporting arena, as he is involved in many other organizations committed to the betterment of the arts, health, politics, and the environment and conservation.

After Induction

John ‘Sherrold’ Moore was a strong believer in giving back to the community and he will be greatly missed for his philanthropic work.  At the time of his death in 2018, he had served on the Board of the Calgary Health Trust for the past 20 years and as Chair of the Rockyview Development Council.  Throughout the years, he also served as Chair of the Glenbow Museum, Swim Canada, Alberta Sport Council, the Nature Conservancy, and Alberta Theatre Projects.  For more than 10 years, he served on the Board of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.  In his honour, in 2006 they established the Sherrold Moore Award for Volunteerism.  It is bestowed on those “whose character embodies the true essence of community, volunteerism and humble dedication that is Sherrold Moore.”

Sherrold was a supporter of the performing arts, visual arts, and was a long-time season supporter of the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Stampeders.

Sherrold worked his entire career with the oil company Amoco Canada.  He retired as it’s senior vice-president in 1994.  During his career, he served on Premier Ralph Klien’s Round Table on the Environment, and helped make Amoco a leader in corporate philanthropy.  He was honoured by his peers with the APEGGA Special Award.


2005 - Sherrold was one of one-hundred Albertans to receive the Alberta Centennial Salute for Sport and Recreation Award.

2006 - Calgary Chamber of Commerce created the Sherrold Moore Award for Volunteerism 

Born:  July 1, 1929 Winnipeg, Manitoba; moved to Alberta at the age of 10.

Passed away April 3, 2018 at the age of 88.