Semenko main attraction - Dave Semenko was swamped with people on Sunday wanting autographs. He is seen here giving Ray Barwell, a local umpire who swears it was for someone else (image taken Aug. 24, 1983). Semenko passed away at the age of 59 on June 29 after a battle with cancer. The famous Edmonton Oilers tough guy won a pair of Stanley Cups with the Oilers and went three rounds with boxing legend Muhammad Ali a month prior to this photo.  Star photo

Semenko main attraction - Dave Semenko was swamped with people on Sunday wanting autographs. He is seen here giving Ray Barwell, a local umpire who swears it was for someone else (image taken Aug. 24, 1983). Semenko passed away at the age of 59 on June 29 after a battle with cancer. The famous Edmonton Oilers tough guy won a pair of Stanley Cups with the Oilers and went three rounds with boxing legend Muhammad Ali a month prior to this photo. Star photo

Blast from the Past: Celebrating a visit from Dave Semenko to Bashaw in 1983

This week’s Bashaw Star Blast from the Past highlights a special visit from Dave Semenko

By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

This week’s Bashaw Star Blast from the Past highlights a special visit from Dave Semenko

Blast from the Past