Prairie Pride: A History of Saskatchewan Football

Start Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
End Date:

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame galleries are closed indefinitely in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the province. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Since its earliest days as a province, Saskatchewan has loved football.

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame’s newest exhibit: Prairie Pride: A History of Saskatchewan Football celebrates the teams, athletes and builders that helped grow the game in those early years and the legends who have etched their names in our provincial sporting lore over the decades that followed.

Artifacts from the Regina Roughriders dating back to the era when the team’s colours were black and red.

Opening September 2, 2020, Prairie Pride will feature a number of exhibits from our collection that span the history of the game from its roots in rugby more than one hundred years ago to the modern age. The exhibit also features short vignettes that will run on our touch-free video wall.

Featuring unique artifacts from some of the sport’s greats in the province – Ron Lancaster, George Reed, Paul Dojack, Dave Ridgway, Glenn Dobbs, Bobby Jurasin and many more – Prairie Pride will bring back a flood of memories for Saskatchewan Roughriders fans.

Saskatchewan’s love for football extends well beyond the professional game and Prairie Pride reflects that.

The exhibit also features artifacts from the Regina Dales, the province’s first national junior football champions, through to the national championship teams of the Regina Rams, Saskatoon Hilltops and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

Also featured are Saskatchewan’s women’s teams – the Saskatoon Valkyries and the Regina Riot. They are still the only teams to have ever won the Western Women’s Canadian Football League championship as they ink another chapter in the rich history of Saskatchewan football.

You can also now explore Prairie Pride through our virtual tour!