Raymond Union Jacks 1923
Basketball was introduced into Alberta about 1903 in the towns of Raymond and Stirling. By 1913-1914, a four-team league was operating with Cardston, Magrath, Raymond and Stirling competing. During their early years, the Raymond Union Jacks played 177 games, winning 136 of them. Twice, they defeated the Minneapolis GlobeTrotters who boasted to be the best team in 14 States. In 1921, the Raymond team won its first provincial men's title. From 1921 to 1941, this championship was won by Raymond 15 times. Twelve times the Raymond Union Jacks played in the Western Canada finals. In 1923, they were the Dominion Senior Men's Champions. The Raymond Union Jacks Basketball Team were leaders in the development of basketball in Alberta.