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Lauralyn (Lyn) Radford

Multisport Builder- Inducted 2023

Red Deer native, Lauralyn (Lyn) Radford, has made a name for herself in the sporting community. She has dedicated her life to bringing world-class sporting events to her community and rallying those around her into action to make these events a success.  Radford has done more than simply volunteer her time; she has become a true leader and made a lasting impact on the lives of those around her.

 Some of the events she is responsible for include the 1998 Alberta Winter Games, the 2004 & 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 2006 Alberta Summer Games, the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Celebration, the 2013 inaugural Tour of Alberta Cycling race, and the 2019 Canada Winter Games.  Lyn’s efforts go beyond event planning as shown in her work raising the capital needed to open a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility in 1999 and the 2013 updates to the curling center in Red Deer.

Radford has served on numerous local, provincial, and national sports organizations’ boards. She was a founding director of the Central Alberta Sport Development Alliance which became the model for seven Alberta Sport Development Centers.  Her efforts have been recognized through multiple awards and accolades such as the Alberta Centennial Medal for volunteerism, The Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Citizen of the Year, the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Volunteer of the Year Award, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.