M. L. “Maury” Van Vliet
Multisport Builder - Inducted 1980
Maury Van Vliet has spent his life working in the field of physical education, sport, and recreation. He was the first Dean of Physical Education to be appointed in the Commonwealth and was the instigator of the first PhD. program in Physical Education at the University of Alberta. His leadership role has been unmatched as he fulfilled presidencies and chairman's roles at local, provincial, national, and international levels. He was President of the XI Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton in 1978.
In 1997 Maury Van Vliet was named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. He received the 2005 Alberta Centennial Salute for Sport and Recreation award/medal - one of 100 individuals honoured by the province for their outstanding contributions to the overall development of sport and recreation in Alberta during the past century.
List of Awards and Honours
1978 - Officer of the Order of Canada
1993 - University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame
1997 - Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
2005 - Alberta Centennial Salute for Sport and Recreation Award
1973 - University of Western Ontario
1978 - University of Windsor
1979 - University of Alberta
1980 - Queen's University
1982 - University of Victoria
Born: August 3, 1913 - Bellingham, Washington, raised in California, moved to Edmonton in 1945.
Died: April 4, 2001 - age 87