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2002 Inductees

Norm Gish

Graduated - 1954
Inducted - 2002

Mr. Norm Gish has had a prestigious career as a senior executive with several large Canadian  resource based companies.  He has served as a consultant to the energy, pipeline and related industries and his expertise was acknowledged when he served as a Canadian Foreign Service Officer specializing in trade with the Far East.

  • Sr Executive for several large Canadian resource based companies
  • Canadian Foreign Service Officer specializing in trade with the Far East
  • Chairman, British Columbia Energy Commission
  • Consultant to the energy, pipeline industry

Jack Pallo

Graduated - 1949
Inducted - 2002

Mr. Jack Pallo would become the longest serving civic employee in Red Deer history, serving the city from 1952 - 1995.  He pioneered many concepts in the accounting area and was recognized nationally and internationally for his work.  He was an active member of the Red Deer Action Group for Physically Disabled Persons.


  • Accountant, Auditor
  • City of Red Deer Employee for 44 Years (1952-1995)
  • Pioneered accounting concepts for city of Red Deer
  • Innovations acknowledged nationally & internationally
  • Active Member - Red Deer Action Group for Physically Disabled Persons

Will Ferguson

Graduated - 1983
Inducted - 2002

Mr. Will Ferguson has written a number of books, five of which have been national best sellers. He has traveled the world and is a regular contributor to Maclean’s magazine, the Globe & Mail and the Ottawa Citizen.  He has received numerous awards, including the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour & the Canadian Booksellers Award for Best Non-Fiction.

  • Author, Feature Writer
  • Five national best sellers
  • Has traveled and worked around the world
  • BFA Honours (Film Production & Screen Writing) York University
  • 2002 - Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour
  • 2002 - Canadian Booksellers Best Non-Fiction Award


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