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Allan Ferchuk

Multisport Builder- Inducted 2023

Allan Ferchuk has devoted over 50 years of his life to sport in Alberta, with a focus on its positive outcomes on community and post-secondary education development. He utilizes his sport science knowledge (Master of Science, Univ. of Saskatchewan) at the community and provincial level to design and implement programs for emerging athletes and community wellness. Allan’s academic focus on the growth and development of children was applied to the first Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada coaching manuals in the 1970’s. He authored hockey coaching manuals and led workshops for Hockey Albert and Hockey Canada for minor hockey coaches up to international coaching symposiums for including the 1988 Olympic Games.

Ferchuk has coached hockey, both men and women and multiple levels winning national men’s gold in 1977, ’79 and ‘80. Allan was instrumental in the introduction of women’s hockey and soccer into the Alberta Colleges. Ferchuk coached youth sport in hockey, football and all levels of Minor Baseball in Red Deer from house league all the way to Midget AAA. He was responsible for authoring and piloting the first Alberta Sport Development Center. There are countless Alberta Athletes who have been influenced by the time and dedication Allan has given to sports across this province.

He has served multiple voluntary leadership roles including President of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (6 years president) and chaired the Research Committee of Hockey Canada. He has volunteered his time to many community efforts mostly recently as director on the Board of 2019 Canada Winter Games and Chairperson of the Prime Games legacy, Central Sport.

Allan has been twice inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame, received the 2007 Hockey Alberta Centennial Award, was the CCAA Athletic Director of the year in 2005, the NCAA International Athletic Director of the year in 2000, and was a three-time ACAC Coach of the Year. Received additional recognition as the 2009 Alberta Centennial Award recipient for sport development and City of Red Deer Lifetime Sport Achievement award in 2008.