James Wheatley, Q.C.
Multisport Builder - Inducted 2000
Jim Wheatley has greatly enriched the Alberta sports scene as a volunteer, sports administrator, and mentor to athletes. Jim Wheatley co-chaired the Western Canadian Figure Skating Championships and served as Director of the 1994 Canadian Figure Skating Championships as well as the 1996 World Figure Skating Championships. He was a member of the steering committee which founded the Edmonton Sport Council and served as Director of KidSport Alberta and the National Ice Theatre. He volunteered in numerous sports such as swimming, figure skating, hockey, squash, football, and golf. Jim Wheatley focused his energies on swimming as the co-chair of the 1998 & 1999 World Cup Swimming Committee, Committee Chairman for the 2001 World Championship in Athletics, and the co-chair of the 1999 World Swimming Championships Bid Committee.
James was one of 100 individual Albertans to receive the Centennial Salute for Sport and Recreation award for "outstanding contributions to the overall development of sport and recreation in Alberta during the past century." In 2013, he was the recipient of the U of A Alumni Honour Award - a prestigious award "recognizing the significant contributions he made over a number of years in his local community and beyond".
2005 - Alberta Centennial Salute for Sport and Recreation Award/medal.
2013 - U of A Alumni Honour Award.