Betty Payton’s contribution to sports in Prince Albert and area spanned many years and many sports.
A member of the Prince Albert Ladies Golf Club from 1968, Payton served as president and club captain. She was on the host committee for various provincial tournaments as well as the 1976 Canadian Ladies Golf Championship. As a golfer, she twice achieved a hole-in-one and also had success at many tournaments in Prince Albert, Waskesiu and elsewhere.
In the winter, rinks – both curling and hockey – were where Payton could be found.
She both curled and was involved in the organizational level of the sport in Prince Albert.
A member of the Prince Albert Raiders Booster Club since 1973, Payton also supervised the usherettes at Raider games at the Comuniplex from 1973 to 1993. In 2000, she was named the first life member of the Prince Albert Raiders.Payton also found time to volunteer for major community events in Prince Albert such as the 1982 Saskatchewan Winter Games and the 1992 Saskatchewan Summer Games.
Betty Payton passed away in 2000.
The Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to induct Betty Payton in the meritorious service category.
Inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.