Back row (left to right) - Ernie Quine, Merv Campbell, Rollie Wilcox, Keith Washenfelder, Jerry Walker, Craig Friebe, Merv Froehlich, Doug Dilts, Gord Johnson, Bill Sobkow, Murray Eddy, Dale Sharples.
Front row (left to right) - Nelson Bryksa, Mike Carlson, Reg Coles, Ed Stefureak, Andy Boleziuk, Steve Sobkow, Don Krick. Front - Laurie LaBelle (B-Boy)
In 2007, the Yorkton Cardinals 1967 Southern League championship team was inducted into the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame.
Members present for the ceremony, front (left to right) - Keith Washenfelder, Jerry Walker, Doug Dilts, Bill Sobkow, Steve Sobkow and Dale Sharples.
Back row - Ed Stefureak, Rollie Wilcox, Nelson Bryksa, Andy Boleziuk and Gord Johnson.
[Photo and story courtesy of Yorkton This Week]
By Jim Brown Staff Writer
Five individuals and a team were inducted into the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday evening . . . Speaking on behalf of the the 1967 Cardinals, Linus Westberg said the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame has made a tremendous impact on the area.
“It is remarkable to preserve the tradition of sports in this area, which is such a treasure,” he said. He said it was an honour to be among all the inductees this year.
According to Westberg, baseball is a great sport, but it almost died in Yorkton. He noted that the city of Yorkton showed its support in many ways, including the installation of much needed lights at the ball park.
“A big thank you and a salute to the city,” he said. He added that it is the fans and people who make baseball possible.
He said that if it wasn’t for people like Al Gryschuk the sport of senior baseball would have died in Yorkton several years ago.
He thanked the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame, on beheld of the 1967 Cardinals for this cherished honour.
“Just think of our children and our grandchildren who look at the inductees of this year and years past, the memories they’ll share in 10, 20, 30, 40 years because people like Vern Pachal and others ...made this Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame possible,” he said.
“It is significant and it is so valuable.”