Gibb, Max - 1998

Gibb, Max - 1998

Max Gibb

Multisport Builder, Calgary

Inducted in 1998


Max Gibb is one of the most admired and respected promoters of amateur sports in Alberta. He was a major contributor in the development of the Games movement in Alberta, and was a critical player in the establishment of the Alberta Games Council and subsequently the Alberta Sport Council. Max Gibb got his start in sports as an athlete, winning eight Golden Gloves Championships as a boxer. As a builder his first involvement in Games was that of Assistant Chef of the Alberta Team at the first Canada Games in 1965. That experience prompted him to initiate and chair the first Games in Alberta, the 1970 Southern Alberta Summer Games in Pincher Creek. Max Gibb also assisted in developing similar regional Games throughout Alberta. He then Co-Chaired the successful 1975 Canada Games bid for Lethbridge and Southern Alberta, where he was the executive director responsible for public relations and promotions. Max Gibb was the Managing Director of the Alberta Games Council from 1977-1984. During this time he oversaw 26 Alberta Games and initiated the first Alberta Seniors Games in 1980. He was the first managing director of the Alberta Sport Council, a position he held from 1984 - 1994. Max Gibb has been presented with numerous awards, one of them being the Premier's Alberta Achievement Award for Excellence for "The Achievement of Alberta Games Development."