Brad Wildeman - Agriculture.
Mr. Wildeman was born and raised in Esk, Saskatchewan, just 5 miles from the Pound-Maker site. His first job was building the original feedlot pens in 1970, while still in high school. Over the ensuing years, Brad has worked in all aspects of the company including feed milling, feeding, yard maintenance, pen riding, and health crew. Brad assumed the position of Feedyard Foreman in 1984, and the General Manager position in September of 1985.
Over this time period, the Company has grown from a 7500 head feedlot, to it's present capacity of 28,500 head capacity, and the 14 million litre ethanol plant; employing 50 full and part-time employees with sales of over $50 million annually.
Brad is involved in several industry associations, including Past President of both the Canadian Cattlemen's Association and Canada Beef, Past Chair of Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, as well as being a member and co-chair of several international trade advisory committees.
He has been awarded several commendations for his contribution to agriculture both provincially and federally. Brad is married to Cheri, they have three children; Taylor, Reagan and Brock. He continues to live on the Pound-Maker site.
Brad attended school in Lanigan, graduating from Lanigan Central High School in 1972.
Glenn Hall - Athletics.
Glenn Hall signed with NHLs’ Detroit Red Wings in 1949, playing on their farm teams in Indianapolis and Edmonton until 1955. In 1957 he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks where he spent the next 10 seasons before heading to the St. Louis Blues where he played until his retirement in 1971.
Glenn won the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year in 1956. In 6 seasons, he led the NHL in shutouts.
Despite his teams’ loss in the 1968 Stanley Cup, Hall won the Conn Smythe Trophy for outstanding player in post-season play letting only 11 of 151 shots passed him in the four-game series.
Hall holds the record for the most First Team All-Star selections and for playing the most consecutive complete games (502), an NHL record for goaltenders that is unlikely to ever be broken.
Glenn Hall ended his career with 407 wins, 84 shutouts, a career GAA of 2.49 and was voted to eleven All-Star Teams. He is regarded as the first NHL goalies to master the butterfly style of goaltending and is thought of by many as one of the best goalies to ever play the game.
Three time Stanley Cup winner, Hall won his first Cup in 1952 as backup goaltender for the Detroit Red Wings, his second as the goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1961 and his third as goaltender coach for the Calgary Flames in 1989.
Hall was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.
Glenn Hall attended Humboldt Collegiate Institute, where he graduated in 1949.
Doreen Wolff - Athletics.
Ms. Wolff (nee Dredge) competed in high jump in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England.
In 1947 she was spotted by Joe Griffiths at a high school track meet where she was jumping 4 feet, 10 ½ inches in sock feet. He put spikes on her and two weeks later she set a new junior world record jumping 5 feet, 1 ½ inches.
At an Olympic qualifying meet in Winnipeg in 1948, she tied the Canadian record jumping 5 feet, 3 inches, a few weeks later, she won the Olympic trials event in Montreal. She was the youngest member of the Canadian Olympic team that year, turning 17 on the boat ride over to London.
In Olympic competition, she tied for fourth place, jumping 5 feet 2 ¼ inches.
She returned to Kelvington and graduated from Grade 12 in 1949.
Doreen was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
Leonard Lee - Entrepreneur.
Leonard G. Lee was born in 1938 and raised near the hamlet of Algrove, SK where he grew up in a log cabin with no electricity or running water.
Lee is an entrepreneur and the founder of:
Lee Valley Tools - (1978) a Canadian woodworking and gardening tool mail-order business which has grown into a multimillion-dollar enterprise
Veritas Tools - (1985) “a leader in woodworking tool product research, development and manufacturing.”
Algrove Publishing (1991), and;
Canica Designs - (1995) a company which creates and sells a line of high-tech medical/surgical tools.
Leonard Lee has a Diploma in Civil Engineering from Royal Roads Military College and holds a Bachelor of Economics from Queen's University. In 2002, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and in 2007, was granted an honorary degree from the Royal Military College of Canada. In 2011 Lee was granted an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa.
Lee was a civil servant in the Department of Industry where he was an Assistant Trade Commissioner in Chicago and the Trade Commissioner for Lima, Peru. Leonard Lee was a member of the Canadian Foreign Service.
Leonard Lee attended Archerwill School where he graduated from in 1956.
Adeline Halvorson - Fine Arts.
Adeline Halvorson knew at an early age that she wanted to be an artist. In her rural upbringing, animals, especially horses, played a very important role. Her entire working life has been dedicated to her art career. Through experimentation, endless reading and hours of practice, she continually hones her techniques in acrylic or oil.
Adeline is an award winning artist, winning awards such as Best in Show – Calgary Stampede Western Art Show; Art of the West Show – Kamloops; Equine Artist of Distinction - North American Horseman's Association; Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition; American Academy of Equine Art Equifestival - Lexington, Kentucky. Adeline has sold her work at: Di Tommaso Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona; Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta; Gallery Americana, Carmel, California; Canadian Wildlife Federation Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario; and Rocky Mountain Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
Halvorson was chosen to do the 2014 Stampede poster, (see right) an honour bestowed on only nine artists to date. The original painting sold at auction for $125,000.
Adeline Halvorson's work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, and she has published over 60 limited-edition prints of her work.
She designed the 1998 Silver Dollar for the Royal Canadian Mint, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the founding of the North West Mounted Police and was chosen to design and paint the Official Canadian Olympic Equestrian Poster for Los Angeles '84
Adeline went to school in Wadena, and graduated at the top of her 1975 graduating class of Wadena Composite High School.