Fonds oly-208 - Alf Fischer fonds

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Alf Fischer fonds

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OLY oly-208

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  • 1982-1995 (Creation)
    Fischer, Alfred F.

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5.5 m of textual records. -- 1 map

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Alfred F. Fischer, born in Germany in 1947, grew up in a remote northern British Columbia community and received a B.SC. in geology from the University of British Columbia in 1974. He was employed as a geologist and senior manager by Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. of Calgary from 1974 until 1996, when he left to form his own consulting business. His interest in cross-country skiing led to an active volunteer career in amateur sport organizations. During the 1988 Olympic Winter Games he was chairman of the Alpine Volunteer Committee, with responsibility for management of the Alpine skiing events at Nakiska (Mount Allan); he had also previously chaired the Cross Country and Nordic Combined committees. He chaired the organizing committees of several national and World Cup Nordic skiing competitions. He served as President of the Canadian Ski Association, Alberta Division (CAS-AD) in 1984-1987 and 1990-1993. Active in the Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA), he was its chairman and C.E.O. in 1994-1996.

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The fonds was donated by Alf Fischer in two accessions, in 1994 and 1996. It consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, and printed materials related to competitive skiing, the Canmore Nordic Centre, the administration of the Nordic and Alpine skiing events at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, other national and international skiing competitions, provincial and national amateur sport organizations, the Calgary Olympic Development Association, and the Calgary Winter Festival.

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Records reflecting Alf Fischer's business activities at Gulf Canada have been transferred to the Glenbow Archives. Minutes of the Board of Directors of CODA have been transferred to the Calgary Olympic Development Association (1978- ) fonds.

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