In the late s and early s Tom continued horse racing and started competing in the Roman standing and chariot races mostly at small rodeos and picnics. We didn’t recognize that password reset code. He is indeed more than deserving of being inducted into the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame. Tom last competed in the chuckwagon races as a driver at the Calgary Stampede in , giving him a competitive career spanning more than 40 years in six different decades. Notify me of new posts by email.

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Over his 35 year career in chuckwagon racing, Dallas carved out one of the most impressive records the sport has ever seen. Initially, Tom only drove at a handful of small shows dorcheeter when he drove his own outfit at the Calgary Stampede for the first time, placing 12th overall.

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He qualified for chhuckwagon first Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby as a driver in and won the Orville Strandquist Award for top rookie driver. You must verify your email address before signing in.

Dallas Dorchester Obituary – Wetaskiwin, AB | Edmonton Journal

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Grandfather Tom won the honour four times, uncle Dallas won it twice and dad Gary won it in Front row from left: His first show championship win came in at the Grande Prairie Stampede. Your account has been reactivated.

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Six-time Canadian Pro champion Brian Laboucane started the night off with a ripping run of 1: And we ran into him a lot mostly because chcukwagon their inexperience as drivers that week. We’ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password.

Dallas was a 2nd generation wagon man who started his career as an outrider inbefore moving into the wagon box in I also accept and agree to be bound by Postmedia’s Terms and Conditions with respect to my use of the Site and I have read and understand Postmedia’s Privacy Statement.

When Dallas was only 11 he started riding as a jockey and rode race horses until he was 16 at tracks throughout Alberta and BC. At a time when drivers could enter two wagons at any given race meet, Tom pulled off a rare chuckaagon at the Cloverdale Rodeo. He also spent ten years coaching minor hockey in Wetaskiwin. Former chjckwagon driver Bill Thompson tells of his rookie year at the Calgary Stampede in However, sometimes the best stories and personal insights are gleaned at the induction dinner from ddallis introductory comments or acceptance speech of the inductee or their representative.


During the winter months Dallas was very involved in the local sporting community. Dallas was a 2nd generation Keep checking wpca.

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He was named the World Champion Outrider inthe inaugural year for the award.

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