Heritage Week: History of the Calgary Stampeders
In honor of Heritage Week, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame put on a historical seminar on the birth, growth and transformation of the Calgary Stampeders football team. Covering the ups and downs of their career, statistician, author and Calgary Herald reporter Daryl Slade answered questions and revealed interesting and rare tidbits of information on our CFL team.
Photos courtesy of Max Foley
Published on August 5, 2014
Author and reporter Daryl Slade led the seminar on a journey of discovery as he answered questions and offered information on the Stampeders.
The two most iconic pieces of memorabilia brought out by the Hall of Fame included a classic Stamps banner and the infamous striped jersey.
One little-known fact was that WWE member and celebrated actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson once played with the Stamps, back in the 1990s.
A row of helmets, ranging from old to brand-new, provided a tangible example of how the game has matured and changed.
Odds and ends like this tea set, decorated with images of the Grey Cup and its teams, composed some of the memorabilia from the Hall’s archives.