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Calgary Wranglers (Hockey team)

  • 1977-1987

Succeeding the Winnipeg Monarchs after the 1976-1977 season, the Calgary Wranglers were a major junior hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta that played in the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1977 to 1987. The club subsequently moved to Lethbridge where it began play in the 1987-1988 season as the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Faragalli, Joe, 1929-2006

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  • 1929-2006

Joe Faragalli was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1929. He played college football at Villanova from 1950 to 1953, after which he spent four years in the United States Army where he played football and started to get coaching experience. He then proceeded to coach high school football in the Philadelphia area for a few years, before getting a job as an offensive line coach with Villanova (1962-1965). In 1967, Faragalli came to the Canadian Football League (CFL) to take a position with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as an assistant coach, however following the 1969 season, he moved back to the United States where he coached at Brown and Marshall universities. He returned to to the Bombers in 1974 where he again would serve an assistant coach for three years before becoming an assistant coach with the Edmonton Eskimos until 1980. In 1981 he got his first head coaching job in the CFL, with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and managed to help the team improve from a 2 win performance in 1980 to be a team with a record over .500 in 1981 (9 wins 7 loses) and as a consequence was named the league's coach of the year. He coached the Roughriders for two more seasons and then went to the National Football League to be an assistant coach first with the Cincinnati Bengals (1984) and then with the Houston Oilers (1985). Although named head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL in December 1986, the franchise would fold prior to the 1987 season. However when the Eskimos' head coach Jackie Parker needed to resign in 1987, Faragelli took over as head coach and would ultimately help the team to win the Grey Cup that year. Faragalli remained with Edmonton franchise through the 1990 season, when he then took on the position of head coach of the Ottawa Rough Riders for the 1991 season.

Joe Faragalli passed away on April 10, 2006.

Fulci, Francesco Paolo, 1931-

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  • 1931

Francesco Paolo Fulci was born March 19, 1931 in Messina, Italy. Fulci served as ambassador of Italy to Canada from September 1980 to September 1985.

Sinclair, Jim, 1933-2012

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  • 1933-2012

Jim Sinclair was born on June 3, 1933. Active in promoting Metis and First Nation's rights, during his life Sinclair served as president of the Metis Society of Saskatchewan, the Association of Metis and Non-Status Indians of Saskatchewan, National Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (1994-1996), and Congress of Aboriginal People of Saskatchewan (1996-2012). He rose to national prominence during the 1987 constitutional talks that led to the Meech Lake Accord due to his forthright criticisms to the positions of premiers Grant Devine and Bill Vander Zalm, which he perceived as antagonistic to the interests of the Metis.

Sinclair died on November 9, 2012.

Hepworth, Lorne, 1947-

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  • 1947-

Lorne Henry Hepworth was born on December 20, 1947 in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan to Henry and Eileen Hepworth. He attended rural schools and high school in Assiniboia. Hepworth attended the University of Regina from 1965 to 1967 and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971.

Prior to his entry into politics, Hepworth worked as a veterinarian with Hepworth-Pulfer Veterinary Services in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He was involved with the Saskatchewan and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations, the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce and the Weyburn Agricultural Society. Hepworth also operated a family farm near Assiniboia.

Hepworth was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Weyburn constituency until 1991. Hepworth served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Agriculture (1983-1985); Minister of Energy and Mines (1985-1986); Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower (1986-1987); Minister of Education (1986-1989); Minister of Public Participation (1989-1990); and Minister of Finance (1989-1991).

Hepworth's ministerial responsibilities included Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (1983-1985); Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation (1985-1986); Public Service Commission (1986-1989); Teacher's Superannuation Commission (1986-1989); Advanced Technical Training Centre of Saskatchewan Corporation (1986-1989); Provincial Library (1987); Saskatchewan Archives Board (1987); Treasury Board (1989-1991); Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Pension Plan (1989-1991); Public Service Superannuation Board (1989-1991); Saskatchewan Development Fund (1989-1991); Municipal Financing Corporation (1989-1991); Crown Investments Corporation (1990); Future Corporation (1990-1991); and SaskEnergy (1991).

After losing his seat in the 1991 provincial general election to Ronald Joseph Wormsbecker (NDP), Hepworth became Vice-President of the Crop Protection Institute of Canada (1992-1993) and held executive positions with the Canadian Agra group of companies (1993-1997).

Hepworth currently (2006) resides in Toronto, Ontario, where he is President of CropLife Canada, a trade association that represents manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control products and plant biotechnology (1997-2006).

Hepworth married Fern Presber on December 23, 1970. They have two children: Graeme and Alana.

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