Boxing Builder - Inducted 2005
Bill Page is a founding member of the Medicine Hat Boxing and Fitness Club. He started this club in 1976 and it became one of the largest and most successful boxing clubs in Alberta. During the late ’70s, there were up to 112 kids registered in the club during the season. There were 54 competitive boxers during the same year. Since 1976, Bill has been instrumental in developing amateur boxing coaches, athletes, and officials. Medicine Hat held the Canadian National Amateur Boxing Championships in 1982 and 1985. Bill was a prominent figure in these events occurring.
In 1990, Bill Page started the Badlands Boxing Club in Patricia, Alberta while continuing his involvement in the Medicine Hat Club. In 1994, he started a Women’s Boxing program in Medicine Hat. Most of the women took the program for self-defense but a few of the women have gone on to compete.
Bill was President of the Alberta Amateur Boxing Association in 1983 and served on the board for nine years becoming a life member in 1990. He was a member of the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association executive for six years.
Bill has developed, through his commitment to the grassroots level, a legacy in the boxing community, which has led to unprecedented growth in the past ten years. Bill’s honesty, enthusiasm, work ethic, and desire to help have created an environment for youth to develop a level of respect for the people around them and for themselves. Sportsmanship and fairness are two of the many qualities that Bill Page is known for and shares with all the youth he works with. Bill continues to be involved in all aspects of the club, focusing mostly on coaching. Bill is a proven leader for the hundreds of kids he has helped and guided over the years.
Bill was named Boxing Alberta's Coach of the Year in 2005. While boxing was his main interest, Bill was also interested in rodeo. He made ropes for bull riders and calf ropers, many which were used for years by Canadian champions. He also liked to stay fit and competed in running events, often winning his division.
2005 - Boxing Alberta Coach of the Year.
Bill Page passed away January 2, 2016 at the age of 73.
Born April 14, 1942.