Robert “Bob” Stewart
Multisport Builder - Inducted 1992
Bob Stewart's association as a multisport builder goes back to the 1950s. He has coached many teams and sports including the Stettler Imperials and the Sabres Hockey Teams from 1955 to 1976, and the Stettler Oilers Baseball Team from 1955 to 1973. He coached Provincial and Central West Schools Athletic Association championship teams in basketball, badminton, football, track and field, and volleyball. He has been the president or chairman of many clubs and organizations including the Stettler Curling Club. Bob Stewart was a key organizer and founder of the Central Western Schools Athletic Foundation, which led to the establishment of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association.
Bob Stewart was chairman of the provincial track & field and basketball committee for seven years and he chaired the Stettler Recreation Board for six years. He served as president of the high school sports athletic association and of many local sports clubs. He was honoured provincially by Alberta's football coaches, Alberta Parks & Recreation, and in 1988, he won the Air Canada Heart of Gold Award. The most rewarding part in Bob’s coaching career was the skill development of the young people: their attitudes, involvement and productivity in the many small communities in this province. Totaling up his years of coaching in amateur sports would equal 125 years. He was given the Governor General Award - Commemorative Medal and was among the 100 outstanding Albertan's to receive the 2005 Alberta Centennial Salute for Sport and Recreation Award.
Bob served on a number of local and provincial boards, including the Alberta Sports, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation – Program Committee, from 1995 – 1999, and the Red Deer College Board of Directors from October 1991 to 1997.
Bob was the Director of Sports for the 1991 Alberta Summer Games, and for the 1993 Zone 4 Games, and chairman of the 2000 Trans-Canada Relay and 2001 Men’s Provincial Curling Play-offs.
He is a member of the Edmonton Old-timer Baseball Association.
Personal hockey experience accomplishments include:
U of A Golden Bears – 1953-54-55, Western Canadian Champs 1953-54-55
Stettler Imperials – Sabres – 1955-1976
Alberta Intermediate “B” Champs – 1958
Oldtimers Hockey – 1977 to ........
Personal Baseball Experience:
Pittsburgh Pirates – Baseball Camp Rookie – Selected for Billings “D” Ball
Player-Coach – Falher Pirates – 1952-56
Edmonton St. Joes – Alberta Champs – 1963
Big Seven Major League Fort Saskatchewan Red Sox – 1964-65
Stettler Oiler – Playing Coach 1955-75, Alberta Champs 1965