A Timeline of Tradition

1963-64

Red Deer College established by Order-in-Council and housed at Lindsay Thurber Composite High School. Margaret Parsons, Harold Dawe, Lil Scott and Bob Jewell are key to its inception. 

Wayne Lalor head of physical education.

First meeting to discuss formation of the Western Inter-College Conference (WICC). Camrose, Lethbridge, Mount Royal, NAIT and SAIT at meeting.

1964-65

Red Deer Junior College begins first Kings and Queens athletic teams. WICC begins competition in basketball. hockey, volleyball, cross-country running, curling and badminton were exhibition sports.

Wayne Lalor is first Athletic Director and coached men’s and women’s basketball. Men’s first game vs. RCAF, Nov. 3, a 52-32 loss. Women’s first game vs. Red Deer women’s team, a 36-25 loss. Volleyball and curling played intramural and badminton club formed.

1965-66

RDJC admitted into WICC. Hockey, wrestling, golf and volleyball added to basketball as competitive sports.

Wayne Lalor coached men’s and women’s basketball, was adviser to athletic board and advised Bob Bennett with badminton tournament and ran all intramurals.

RDJC basketball women wins WICC title. Jim Proudfoot coach of cross-country team, winning the women’s title and finishing third in men. Women’s volleyball competes in WICC on Feb. 26.

1966-67

Wayne Lalor named ACAC vice-chairman (athletics). Holds position for three years.

First year for ACAC canoeing, RDC wins WAR canoe. First year women’s cross-country running, RDC first.

1967-68

RDJC officially opened new campus. College wins men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s canoeing, men’s and women’s volleyball tied for first in league, losing in the final. Wrestling team, coached by Ross J Marra, first. WICC Winter Sports Weekend, bowling first in mixed.

First year for men’s and women’s canoeing, RDC first in both.

Don Moore coach of hockey Kings.

Gil Farthing named ACAC vice-chairman (fine arts). Holds position for two years.

1968-69

WICC changes name to Alberta College Athletic Conference.

1969-70

RDJC changed to Red Deer College (RDC).

RDC wins their first of 15 ACAC Supremacy Awards. Win next nine years in a row. Also 1982-83 to 1986-987 and in 1988-89.

1970-71

ACAC enters into affiliation with three other Western provinces to form 4-West Conference. First 4-West championships held in men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball and men’s hockey.

Cor Ouwerkerk takes over as men’s and women’s volleyball coach.

Wayne Lalor named ACAC president for the first of two years.

1972-73

Badminton and curling added to 4-West championships. Nancy Murphy wins her second badminton women’s single title (first 1970-71).

1973-74

Al Ferchuk replaced Val Schneider as hockey Kings head coach.

1975-76

Al Ferchuk named secretary of ACAC for the first of two years.

1976-77

Kings hockey first in ACAC, first in CCAA.

Wayne Lalor vice-president of ACAC for the first of two years.

1978-79

Laurel Goodacre replaces Wayne Lalor as Athletic Director. Alberta College Athletic Conference officially changes name to Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.

1979-80

ACAC elects to permanently abandon the 4-West Conference to send champions directly to the CCAA championships. Kings hockey first in ACAC and CCAA.

RDC hosts men’s and women’s CCAA volleyball championship and men’s hockey championship, winning men’s hockey.

First year ACAC cross-country skiing, RDC wins women’s title.

Cor Ouwerkerk named ACAC secretary for the first of four years.

1980-81

Gord Inglis head coach of Kings volleyball.

First of five years, Laurel Goodacre CCAA treasurer

1982-83

Cor Ouwerkerk takes over some Director and Athletic duties.

Kings hockey tours Finland and Russia over Christmas break.

Pat Rawlusyk named basketball Queens head coach.

Kings soccer exhibition sport.

1983-84

Kings soccer in ACAC.

Queens volleyball becomes first team outside of Quebec to win national title, beating Quebec champion in final in Quebec.

First year of two, Gord Inglis CCAA men’s volleyball convenor.

1985-86

Dan Peacocke interim coach of Kings hockey.

Cor Ouwerkerk and Queens volleyball begins exchange with Hokkaido Women’s University in Ebestu, Japan, a suburb of Sapporo.

Cor Ouwerkerk named ACAC president for the first of two years.

Laurel Goodacre, CCAA secretary.

1986-87

Cor Ouwerkerk takes over as full time Athletic Director, July 1, 1986.

RDC hosts men’s and women’s CCAA volleyball championship.

Laurel Goodacre, CCAA VP Administration.

1987-88

Cor Ouwerkerk ACAC past-president for the first of three years.

Al Ferchuk named Athletic Director

1988-89

Mike Babcock named RDC Kings hockey head coach.

Last year for ACAC racquetball, RDC win’s team title.

RDC wins last of their 15 ACAC Supremacy Awards. Award no longer presented.

1991-92

Ron Kraft named RDC Kings hockey head coach

1992-93

Al Ferchuk ACAC vice-president for the first of four years and ACAC rep at CCAA.

1993-94

Jerry Gerling comes in as soccer Queens coach.

1994-95

Keith Hansen replaces Gord Inglis as volleyball Kings head coach. Wins first of 13 CCAA championships.

1995-96

Al Ferchuk, CCAA president elect.

1996-97

First year of six, Al Ferchuk CCAA president

1998-99

Keith Hansen interim Athletic Director.

1999-2000

Al Ferchuk returns as Athletic Director

Volleyball Kings wins first of eight straight CCAA championships.

Ryan Taylor ACAC male athlete of the year.

2000-01

Women’s hockey begins in ACAC, RDC wins inaugural title.

Richard Schick interim coach of Kings volleyball.

Talbot Walton replaces Cor Ouwerkerk as volleyball Queens head coach.

Brad Bell ACAC male athlete of the year

2001-02

Nicholas Cundy ACAC and CCAA male athlete of the year

2002-03

RDC hosts first CCAA cross-country running championship.

Brock Davidiuk ACAC and CCAA male athlete of the year

First year of two, Al Ferchuk, CCAA past president.

Brian Stackhouse, CCAA cross-country convenor.

2003-04

Janet Ariss, Joel Bancroft named ACAC South Division female and male basketball defensive players of the year. Only year for the award

2004-05

Al Ferchuk named CCAA Athletic Director of the year.

Al Ferchuk ACAC president for the first of two years.

Al Ferchuk, CCAA executive member at large.

Joey Martin ACAC and CCAA male athlete of the year

Cor Ouwerkerk elected to Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in May, 2005.

2005-06

Joey Martin ACAC and CCAA male athlete of the year

First year of eight, Brian Stackhouse CCAA cross-country convenor.

2006-07

Al Ferchuk ACAC past-president for the first of two years.

2007-08

Keith Hansen full time Athletic Director. Aaron Schulha takes over as Kings volleyball head coach.

2008-09

Katie Graves ACAC female volleyball player of the year

2009-10

Samantha Vockeroth ACAC female soccer player of the year

Gord Inglis interim Athletic Director

Mitch Irvine ACAC male volleyball player of the year

Caitlin Kelliher ACAC female golfer of the year

2010-11

ACAC badminton suspended after 2010-11 season until 2014-15. RDC’s last season with Mizuki Awai and Mary Smith winning women’s doubles gold.

Keith Hansen on ACAC Executive Committee as director of marketing and communications

Taylor Hunt ACAC male volleyball player of the year

Jodi Sanquin ACAC female cross-country runner of the year.

2011-12

Keith Hansen named CCAA Athletic Director of the year.

Keith Hansen on ACAC Executive Committee as member at large.

Jodi Sanquin ACAC female cross-country runner of the year.

2012-13

RDC plays 2012-13 season in ACAC futsal.

Devin Woodland ACAC male cross-country runner of the year

2013-14

RDC receives the CCAA Innovation Award for “Captain’s Council” Leadership program.

ACAC introduces indoor track.

Keith Hansen on ACAC Executive Committee as director of leadership.

Cor Ouwerkerk, Al Ferchuk, Wayne Lalor, Brock Davidiuk selected to ACAC Hall of Fame.

Julius Abegar ACAC male soccer player of the year.

Tim Finnigan ACAC male volleyball player of the year.

Kyle Morrison ACAC male golfer of the year

Volleyball’s Amber Adolf ACAC female athlete of the year

Clayton Pottinger (Men’s basketball), Aaron Schulha (men’s volleyball) CCAA coaches of the year.

2014-15

Megan Jones ACAC female hockey player of the year.

Luke Brisbane ACAC men’s volleyball player of the year.

2015-16

Diane St-Denis named Athletic Director

Ryan Dahmer ACAC male curler of the year

Luke Brisbane ACAC men’s volleyball player of the year.

Brian Stackhouse CCAA cross-country running coach’s award

Eight time CCAA men’s volleyball champion – 2000-07, RDC Kings, inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

2016-17

Gavin Schmitt and eight-time consecutive CCAA champion RDC Kings volleyball team, 2000-07, selected to ACAC Hall of Fame.

Chris Wandler named RDC Queens volleyball head coach.

Marla Sherrer ACAC female curler of the year.