was born in 1935 in Little Horseguard, close to Alhambra, and received most of
his schooling at Rocky Mountain house. Graduating from Rocky High School in
1953, he began work in Oilfield Exploration for 7 years, 5 years as a surveyor.
In 1960 Vic and Mary bought land at Rocky Mountain House and built the town’s
first motel, The Voyageur. While operating the motel, Vic worked as a big game
guide for many years, was a Pipeline Foreman, and spent 15 years in automotive
sales, with 8 as a Sales Manager. In 1962 Vic promoted the first Alberta canoe
race, The Voyageur Whitewater Race, which grew into the Whitewater Marathon
Canoe Race from Rocky to Edmonton in 1965. He began paddling in 1962, and was
named Captain of Alberta’s team for the 1967 Voyageur Centennial Canoe Race
from Rocky Mountain House to Montreal, 3,283 miles. He also captained the
Calgary Stampede Canoe Team entry in the Quebec City Ice-Canoe Race across the
St. Lawrence for 9 years. In 1970 Vic was Chief Voyageur for a 1000-mile canoe
race on the MacKenzie River, and was introduced to Queen Elizabeth, who he then
introduced to the Inuit and Dene competitors. Vic and the Duke of Edinburgh,
Phillip, started the race, and Vic was in charge of safety and organization.
Vic continues to promote canoe races, and in 2017 organized the Canada 150
Race, which was from Rocky Mountain House to The Pas. Vic was in charge of safety
and logistics for the 1600 kilometer race which was the only Canada 150
sanctioned event for the prairie provinces.
partners with him in a cow-calf ranch in the foothills, and Vic is available
for canoe trips with grand and great-grandkids. He has been a Realtor® for 41
years and has watched Clearwater County grow and change with the years. Even
though he has had many adventures in his life, still he enjoys Real Estate and
specializes in farms and ranches, Real Estate Auctions, and subdivision
projects. His work takes him on a pretty wide swath of Alberta and that he gets
the opportunity to help out his friends with their Real Estate needs. He lives
at Rocky Mountain House and continues to enjoy canoe and camping trips, and
hockey and baseball. Contact Vic today 403-846-1242, email@example.com.