Past Delton league president honoured

Sign unveiled at the first annual shinny hockey tournament

Dozens of members and friends of Delton Community League attended the first annual Walter Gurba Memorial Shinny Hockey Tournament on Jan. 19.

Gurba, who died last June, was one of the group of people who built Delton Community Hall over 40 years ago. He also served as the league’s president for over 28 years.

Players participate in the first annual Walter Gurba Memorial Shinny Hockey Tournament. | Mimi Williams

Farid Foroud, Delton’s current league president, stood with Gurba’s grandsons as a new sign (Walter Gurba Rink) was unveiled.

“Walter’s contribution to our community is legendary,” Foroud said, thanking several volunteers in attendance for their efforts in keeping the rink open this season.

The sign will be hung at the north entrance to the rink and will serve as a permanent legacy to the work that Gurba did over the years.


Featured Image: Gurba’s family and the new sign. | Mimi Williams

Mimi Williams

Mimi is a writer who first moved to the Alberta Avenue area over 20 years ago. She has participated in a number of revitalization initiatives and continues to promote the Ave as one of the best areas to live, work and play in Edmonton.

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