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This section deals with Sports and Recreation in Lloydminster and District

Horses once powered the entire way of life. Horsemanship skills were admired but in the early days, not the "wild west" rodeo type we imagine today, but the refined show horse skills brought from Britain. The picture above is described as the "9th Gymkana - 1915" The photo is unusual in showing people, especially the children, in very relaxed and natural postures. Most photos in the early days showed people standing rigidly squinting into the camera.

In the rear is Lloydminster's first high school, built at the height of the boom times in 1912, it survived until 1948.

Photo courtesy Marjorie Brooks

Above: This Lloydminster side was one of several which won league championships in both Alberta and Saskatchewan in the days before World War I.  Football (now known as soccer) was the most popular sport among the Barr Colonists. Some had played in the equivalent of today’s British professional leagues.

Above: This photo was discovered in an attic in Wainwright, Alberta. There was no identifying information other than the obvious one in the photo that this was a team representing Lloydminster.

If you can supply any information concerning this photo - please contact the Lloydminster Regional Archives; 5012 49th Street, Lloydminster, AB T9V 0K2  (780) 875-9272  


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Above: 2001 Lloydminster Border Kings celebrate their Allan Cup victory in Sarnia, ON.