Earlier today, members of City Council along with Dan Halldorsons’ family and friends gathered for an unveiling ceremony of the honorary street name “Dan Halldorson Drive.”
Dan Halldorson Drive is located on 34th Street from Pacific Avenue to McDonald Avenue. This recent expansion of 34th Street provides secondary access to McDonald Avenue and the development taking place at the Wheat City Golf Course.
“We are honored to remember Dan Halldorson and his many accomplishments,” notes City Councillor Glen Parker. “With the expansion of 34th Street to include secondary access to the Wheat City Golf Course, it is fitting that this roadway be given an honorary name to one of Brandon’s greatest athletes and ambassadors. ”
Dan Halldorson is a member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, and the only known Brandonite to play on the PGA Tour. Throughout his professional career, Dan recorded 13 professional golf tournament wins worldwide, 7 Canadian Tour wins, and finished in the top 20 of the PGA Championship. Dave Barr, a fellow Canadian professional golfer and PGA Tour member, teamed up with Dan to win a World Cup title for Canada in 1985.
“Dan was a very good friend of mine and a great teammate to have when we represented Canada at the many World Cups and Dunhill Cups to which he was a 2-time World Cup Champion in 1980 and 1985,” notes Dave Barr. “Dan never forgot his roots and would always come back and support the various tournaments, even though he had playing privileges on the PGA Tour. Dan truly showed that kids from small towns can achieve big things on the world stage. I think Dan would truly be honoured to have a street with his name on it, which I think is a very nice tribute to him as he is truly missed in the golfing world.”
(City of Brandon Release)