Danny Hooper Productions

An Evening With Oil Patch Royalty

The Westin Hotel in Calgary did a fabulous job hosting last month’s Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.

I always enjoy working this venue, and was very excited when the offer came to MC the event. Growing up in Alberta, many of the inductees, whose contributions have allowed us all a higher standard of living, were familiar to me.

People like Don Hunter, founder of the Leduc #1 Discovery Centre (which houses the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame) and son of the famed Vern (Dry Hole) Hunter, the toolpush who led the crew that brought in Leduc #1 on Feb.13, 1947, widely regarded as the birth date of the modern Alberta oil industry.

More than 140 men and women have been inducted into the CPHF since its inception in 1997.