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Robert Adams

Robert Adams

Born in Alsask in 1924, Bob was an outstanding track and field athlete, competing at the Saskatchewan, Canadian and international levels. He held the Canadian senior men's discus record from 1947 to 1952. In 1952, his decathlon record of 6638 points earned him a spot on the Canadian Olympic team that competed in Helsinki. Adams also represented Canada in the Commonwealth Games in 1954 in Edmonton.

He has also served as a coach on the local, Canadian and international levels and was appointed to the officials team for the 1976 Montreal Olympics and the 1978 Commonwealth Games. Adams served as president of the Saskatchewan Track and Field Association and the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee when Saskatoon hosted the Canada Winter Games in 1971.

Bob earned the city of Saskatoon Merit Award, the city of Saskatoon Jubilee Award, the Confederation of Canada Centennial Medal in 1967, and the Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year Award in 1972. In 1975 he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and in 1986, the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame.

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Date: 1945

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Dennis Beerling

Dennis has been involved in sport as an official, coach and administrator, devoting time to Softball and Track and Field. With 20 years as a coach in softball, Dennis has guided teams to five provincial championships and with the 1979 Bar K Junior Ladies, a trip to the nationals. Dennis has also been a registered umpire for over 15 years and has served on numerous boards and leagues in fostering softball both locally and internationally.

Dennis has received numerous awards in recognition of his contribution: Award of Excellence in 1982 and Outstanding Service recognition in 1978 from Canadian Amateur Swimming Association and 1981 from the Saskatchewan Amateur Softball Association. In Track and Field, Dennis has been coaching for 25 years along with officiating for 20 years including Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World Student Games duty. He has been involved with numerous other ventures, Saskatchewan Games; Western Canada Games; Sask. Sport; and National Coaching Certificate program.

Dennis was the Saskatoon Kinsmen Sportsman in 1982 and awarded the 100th century award as a builder also in 1982. He was named to the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.

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John L. Brennan

Born in 1933, John was an avid sport enthusiast in Prince Albert. As a youngster he competed in hockey, baseball, tennis, golf and swimming. At the U of S. His participation continued and his volunteer career began.

C.A.S.A. hockey was Brennan's first endeavor; while with the Saskatoon Quakers as manager, he was elected a director of the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League. Then the Western Canada Hockey League where his involvement included hosting international teams. He initiated the first hockey scholarships in Canada. Following a move within the province, Brennan spent five years with Regina minor hockey as commissioner.

Swimming became his next interest through children's involvement. By 1973 he was a certified official with C.A.S.A. and an executive member of the Regina optimist Dolphins. Brennan rose to president of the Saskatchewan section of C.A.S.A., treasurer and vice-president of the national body. He chaired the Canada Cup, Commonwealth Games and world trials for swimming in Regina. 1979 saw him head a delegation for the national team tour of the Soviet Union. He initiated the "widen the v" concept in Saskatchewan swimming.

1980's Sask sport volunteer spearheaded building the administration centre, the home of the hall of fame, serving six years as chairman. We thank you John Brennan.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame June 18th, 1988.

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Harold Clayton

The Saskatchewan Lawn Bowling Association nominated Mr. Clayton for his achievements in their sport and his contribution to the growth of lawn bowling in Saskatchewan.

As a competitor Mr. Clayton has won the provincial singles championship five times, 1957-58-59-61 and 1969. He was the Canadian singles champion on two occasions winning in Toronto in 1959 and in Victoria in 1969, the only Saskatchewan bowler to have won a Dominion Championship.

Mr. Clayton represented Canada at the British Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh in 1970.

At time of installation citation read March 31, 1973.

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David Dean

David Dean's involvement with swimming began as coach of Regina's "Y" swim teams in the fifties.

He has been the National Director for the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association (CASA), responsible for officiating at summer and winter nationals between 1878 and 1983, and conducted countless clinics for swimming officials.

He also participated in international meets around the world as a judge: World Championships, Pan American Games and the World Student Games. He acted as starter at the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand.

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Phyllis Dewar

While still a school girl in Moose Jaw, Phyllis Dewar dominated all tree style swimming events in Saskatchewan. In fact, in 1934 when she travelled west to the British Empire and Commonwealth Games trials she was already the three-time one mile swimming champion of Saskatchewan. At the trials, however, Miss Dewar was a "prairie unknown". This did not stop her from swimming onto the team and to the Games in London, England.

Meeting the best in the empire at London, Phyllis won four medals (the best performance by any Canadian) as a result of her victories in the 100 yard free style (a new record) and in the 440 yard free style (a new record) and her participation as a member of the medley relay team and the 400 yard relay team, both of which were Canadian first place victories.

In August of this same summer Miss Dewar swam her way to the Canadian women's one mile swimming championship in Toronto, to win the Barker Gold Trophy. She completed the mile race in 29 minutes, 41 seconds. These performances were instrumental in her selection as the Canadian Women Athlete of the Year in 1934.

In 1935 Miss Dewar, set a new record at each of 100 yards, 400 yards, 1,000 yards, 1,500 yards, and set a mile record of 23 minutes and 32 seconds.

Phyllis was a member of the 1936 Canadian Olympic swimming team.

Installed in the Hall of Fame on May 22,1967.

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Sebastien Donison

Butch Donison, the youngest of the Donison brothers, was born near Avonlea, Saskatchewan. His career as a wrestler spanned fifteen years during which time he compiled an outstanding record. He is the only Canadian wrestler to have competed in every weight class in Provincial competition, placing first in all except one.

Between 1953 and 1967 Butch won thirteen Provincial Championships, and placed second on two occasions. At the Canadian level he won titles in 1955 as a featherweight and in 1966 and 1967 as a middle weight. He twice placed second at the Nationals, in 1958 and 1963.

At the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, Butch captured the silver medal in the middle weight division.

Butch attended the University of Denver on an athletic grant and placed second in the conference wrestling championships on three occasions, and second in the Rocky Mountain Region A.A.U. Championships.

After his last Canadian title in 1967 he retired from active competition. In addition to his participation as an athlete he was also involved as a coach at the Regina Wrestling Club between 1965 and 1967 and coached the University of Regina wrestling team in 1968 and 1969.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame June 5, 1982.

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Maureen DuWors

Maureen DuWors

Maureen has represented Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Canada in track and field as an athlete, coach and administrator. During her career, she held many Saskatchewan, high school and open records in the 50, 60, 75, and 100 yard sprints. She was also the holder of the Canadian Juvenile long-jump record. Her strong showing in these events helped Maureen make the Canadian team that went to Melbourne, Australia for the 1956 Olympics. She competed in the 100 and 200 metre sprints and the 4 x 100 metre relay team.

While competing in the 4 x 100 relay in the 1958 Commonwealth Games and the 1959 Pan-American Games, she helped Canada win two bronze medals. When her racing days were over Maureen turned to coaching and officiating.

She became an internationally ranked official and served as a director of the Saskatoon Track and Field club, an executive member of the Amateur Athletic Association of Canada, and was a founding member of Sask Sport.

She was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1977 and in 1986 entered the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame.

Text courtesy of Ned Powers.


As an athlete, coach, official and administrator, Maureen Duwors has represented Saskatchewan, and Canada, in track and field.

In 1953 Maureen held both the open and high school junior sport titles. In 1955 she was a Canadian champion in the 60 yard and 100 yard events. Throughout the course of her career as an active athlete, Maureen held the Canadian Record for the 50 yard, 60 yard and tied the 100 yard sprint events, as well as the Canadian Juvenile Long Jump record.

In 1956, at the Melbourne Olympics, Maureen ran the 100 metres, 200 metres and the 4x100 metre relay. Maureen held two bronze medals for the 4x100 relay from the Pan American games and the British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

An active participant in sport, Maureen went on to become an official, administrator and internationally rated official. She was an executive member of the Athletic Association of Canada, Saskatchewan branch; a director of the Saskatoon Track and Field Club and was a founding member of Sask Sport.

At time of installation citation read March 26, 1977.

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Cyprian Enweani

Cyprian Enweani

Cyprian got hooked on running all because of Diane-Jones Konihowski. Cyprian heard her speak after the 1976 Montreal Olympics. That dedication carried him to the top. He was a member of the Canadian team that went to the Seoul Olympics in 1988. In three consecutive heats Cyprian set three Saskatchewan records. His best time in the 200 metre was 20.57 seconds in the semi-final, 9th best in the world. He was also a member of the 4 x 100 metre relay team which finished 7th.

Enweani started running at the age of twelve. In 1981 he was on the Saskatchewan Canada Games team and the following year set records in the 200 and 400 metre at the Provincial high school meet. By 1983 he was a member of Canada's national team and helped his country place fourth in the 4 x 100 metre relay at the Pan-American Games. He has also competed in the Canadian and World Student Games, Commonwealth Games and the World championships. Indoors he holds every sprint record in the province from the 50 to the 300 metres.

In 1988 he was named Kinsmen Athlete of the Year. He received his Medical Degree in June 1989 and was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Ron Friesen

Diving (B.A.(P.E.) '72)

Ron Friesen graduated from Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1967.

In 1968-69 he won both WCIAA 1 metre and 3 metre titles. At the CIAU championships that same year he captured the 1 metre and 3 metre titles. Following the meet he was selected Canadian College Diver of the Year. In 1969-70 and 1970-71, he repeated his accomplishments of 1968-69 including being selected Canadian College Diver of the Year. For two of those years, he received the Howard Nixon trophy as the outstanding male athlete at the University of Saskatchewan.

While a student at the University, he represented Canada at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he won a bronze medal in springboard and finished 6th in high tower. That same year, he competed at the World Student Games in Turin, Italy where he finished 12th despite having sustained an injury. In 1971, he represented Canada at the Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia and returned to Canada to make a clean sweep at the Canadian championships winning the 1 and 3 metre springboard events and the 10 metre tower event. Later that year, Ron was named Athlete of the Year for the City of Saskatoon.

To cap off his diving career, in 1972 Ron represented Canada in the 3 metre springboard and 10 metre tower events at the Olympic games in Munich, Germany.

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Date: 1967-1972.

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Gordon Garvie

Wrestling, Football (B.Ed. '69, B.A.(P.E.) '70, M.Sc '70)

Gord Garvie graduated from Nutana Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1964.

During his five years as a Huskie wrestler, he captured four WCIAA titles and three National CIAU championships. While a student at the University he was selected to Canada's Olympic Wrestling team that competed at Mexico City in 1968. He was also a member of the National Wrestling Team that toured extensively internationally. When he retired from active competition, he became National Wrestling coach and coached the 1976 Olympic team.

He was a four year member of the Huskie football team and was selected to the Western All-Star team on three occasions. His football career was highlighted in 1967 when he captured the Western scoring championship and was selected the league's Most Valuable Player.

For four consecutive years (1967-1970), Gord Garvie was awarded the E. Kent Phillips trophy as the University's Outstanding Male Athlete.

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Gord has had an outstanding career as an athlete and as a coach. His football career started in high school for the Nutana Collegiate Blues from 1959 to 1961. He moved up to the Junior Hilltops and played with them from 1962 to 1965. He performed for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies from 1966 to 1969. During his career, he earned seven all-star ratings, was selected as the league's most valuable player and in 1969, was nominated for the Hec Creighton Trophy. For four consecutive years he was named athlete of the year for the Huskies.

In wrestling, for the U.of S. Huskies he won four conference championships, three Canadian inter-collegiate titles and was amateur champion in 1969. He represented Canada at the 1968 Mexico Olympics and the 1969 World championships. Gord's coaching career began in 1970 at Lakehead University. From 1973 to 1976, he coached Canada's wrestling teams in the World Cup, Commonwealth Games, world championships and the 1976 Montreal Olympics. He returned to Saskatoon in 1980 and was named U of S coach of the year in 1985 and 1986.

In 1986, he was inducted first into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and then into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

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Robert Gibbons

Robert Gibbons

Football, Wrestling (B.S.A. '79)

Bob came to the University of Saskatchewan from Balcarres in 1972 and immediately became involved in two varsity sports which seemed suitable to his size and stature. In football he played on the line from 1972 through 1976 and twice won all-star honors within the Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

During the winter Bob took part in wrestling capturing Western Canadian titles before winning the gold medal at heavyweight in 1977 CIAU competition. He had other experiences with Team Canada Wrestling at both the 1976 and 1977 World Cup before blooming as an international athlete. At the 1978 British Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton, Alberta, Bob went undefeated to capture the British Commonwealth super-heavyweight title.

Other significant awards presented to Bob were in 1977 when he was named athlete of the year at the University of Saskatchewan, and in 1978 when he was named the most outstanding wrestler at the Canadian Open Championships when he won national titles in both Greco-Roman as well as freestyle wrestling.

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Nancy Jewitt-Filteau

Nancy Jewitt Filteau grew up in Webb, Saskatchewan, participating in youth activities like curling, softball, track and field and horseback riding. When she was five, her dad signed up her brother for a judo class in Swift Current and Nancy got herself enrolled as well. After early training in Swift Current and Regina, she moved to Saskatoon where she became a member of the University of Saskatchewan Judo Club and Saskatoon YMCA.

After winning the Cadet class at the Canadian championships, Nancy proved her ability by winning the Canadian Open three times - 1981, 1983 and 1984 - in the under-72 kilogram class. She has never finished worse than third in 11 appearances at the Canadian championships.

She won a silver medal at the Pan-American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1983 and won the United States Open against all comers in 1986 and 1987. She also competed in the Dutch Open, where she won a silver medal, and in Japan, the home of the sport. She also participated at the 1985 British Commonwealth Games where judo was a demonstration sport.

Nancy stayed active as a coach, official and administrator and then, at 32, decided to make a comeback. She won a silver medal in the United States Open in 1994, represented Canada at the 1995 Pan-American Games in Argentina and then, in September, 1995, was 12th in the plus-72 kilogram weight class at the world championships in Japan. Her next goal is a berth on the Canadian team at the 1996 Olympics.

Nancy, her husband Ron, and children Tyler and Justin, are now residents of Moose Jaw.

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Diane Jones Konihowski

Diane Jones Konihowski

Born in Vancouver in 1951, Diane Jones Konihowski spent 21 years of her early life in Saskatoon. While still only a Grade 10 student, Diane made her first National Team as a high jumper and javelin thrower.

Lyle Sanderson, the head track coach of the University of Saskatchewan, persuaded Diane to devote herself to track. She gravitated toward the Pentathlon and was on Canada's Team at the 1972 Olympics in Munich and in 1975 won the Gold Medal at the Pan-American Games in Mexico City. She placed 6th overall at the Montreal Olympics in 1976, and then captured the imagination of the sports world in 1978 with an outstanding Gold Medal performance at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, setting a new Commonwealth record and placing her first in the world for 1978.

In 1979 Diane again captured the Gold at the Pan-American Games in Puerto Rico, and is currently the Canadian, Commonwealth and Pan-American record holder for the Pentathlon.

Having been voted a co-winner in 1975, Diane was named as Canada's Woman Athlete of the Year in 1978.

In April 1979 her contribution to athletics was recognized when she received the Order of Canada.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, September 13, 1980.

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Ray Lougheed

Born in 1934 in Ontario, Ray had an outstanding competitive career in the sport of wrestling, beginning in 1953 at the Moose Jaw Wrestling and Barbell Club.

Between 1954 and 1967, he won Saskatchewan championships in the lightweight and welterweight categories ten times and placed 2nd on four other occasions. He won 6 Canadian Titles between 1956 and 1965 - 4 for freestyle and 2 Greco Roman. He won Manitoba titles and was Western Canada Lightweight Champion in 1965.

1958 - a highlight year in Ray's career; he entered the British Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales and he won the British Commonwealth Tournament in London, England.

1960 - Ray was 8th in the Olympic Games in Rome. Five years later he competed in the World Championship in Manchester, England, and the British Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica - this time a silver medal.

Ray was selected a member of the Canada-U.S.A. Team competing iin Vancouver against the Japanese National Team at the B.C. Centennial International Wrestling Meet, and he captured a silver medal at the Winnipeg Pan American Games.

A very impressive career for our Moose Jaw wrestler, coached by Dave Pyle. Ray was a highly dedicated athlete with a burning desire to succeed, and succeed he did!

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, Ray Lougheed.

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Earl McCready

Earl McCready was born in Lansdown, Ontario but established a standard of wrestling achievement while living in Saskatchewan that may never be equaled.

He was Canadian heavyweight wrestling champion in 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1930; U.S. National AAU Heavyweight Champion in 1930 and British Empire and Commonwealth Games Heavyweight Champion in 1930. In addition while attending Oklahoma A and M, he was U.S. National Intercollegiate Heavyweight Champion in 1928, 1929 and 1930. Of particular note during his many 1930 accomplishments is the fact that he won every bout by a fall.

At time of installation citation read March 31, 1973.

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Barbara Milanese

Barbara Shockey Milanese was born in Saskatoon in May, 1961 and began swimming at the age of six years, first with the Saskatoon Kinsmen Goldfins Club. By 11 years old, she was already winning individual aggregate awards, like this one at the Calgary invitational meet. In March, 1977, Barbara attended her first national meet in Montreal, swimming the 400 metre free style and 800 metre free style faster than anyone else in Saskatchewan in her age class.

Barbara represented Canada at the 1978 British Commonwealth Games and was fifth in the 800 metre free style. She also attended the world championships in West Berlin, Germany. She made the Canadian team at the 1979 Pan-American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and won a bronze medal for a third place finish in the 800 metres at eight minutes, 54.82 seconds. Barbara attended two international meets in 1979, a dual meet against the Soviets where she earned a third and a fifth and the FINA Cup meet at Tokyo, Japan, where she was fifth in the 800 metres.

She won a scholarship to the University of Miami in 1979-80 and was photographed with hockey's Bobby Hull at the TV Superstars Show.

She married Tom Milanese in 1985, lived for a while in New York (10-with youngsters) but she, Tom and a family of three, Tony, Jamie and Thomas, have since moved to Florida where Barbara is still active in masters' swimming programs.

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Harold Mitchelmore

Harold Mitchelmore was born in Saskatoon in 1922. He attended elementary school at Victoria, Westmount and Caswell. He played school hockey while attending Tech and also played midget and juvenile hockey on Saskatoon's westside. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 18.

Harold became involved in sports, first as a Lions Club representative with the Lions speed skating club. It was with the Lions that he timed most of the local races and later the major meets.

He became a director of the Saskatoon Hilltops 30 years ago, was the club's secretary from 1971 until 1973, its president in 1974, and was timekeeper for most of the Hilltop games and junior football playoff games for more than 20 years.

He became a director of the Saskatoon Track and Field Club, was involved in the Knights of Columbus Indoor Games and has been a photo referee, track referee or walk judge over the last 30 years.

Harold has worked all of the Saskatchewan Summer Games, the 1971 Canadian Winter Games in Saskatoon and the 1979 Western Canada Summer Games in Regina.

He is a Level 5 international track and field official and has officiated at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, the 1978 British Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, the 1983 World Student Games in Edmonton and the 1987 World Junior Games in Sudbury.

Harold was honorary director of the Knights of Columbus Games in 1991 has been honored with the Dairy Foundation Special Merit award, the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association award, the Saskatchewan Sport Volunteer Recognition award and is on the Canadian Track and Field Association's Wall of Fame.

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Lyle Sanderson

Lyle Sanderson

BUILDER BAPE'63, MSC'69

Lyle Sanderson is a native of Piapot and graduated from Luther College in Regina. He entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1960.

While a student at the University, Lyle competed in both cross country and track and field. In 1965 he was appointed track and field coach and joined the faculty of the College of Physical Education.

During his tenure as coach, Lyle has spent countless hours promoting and developing track and field at all levels. Under his guidance, the University's track and field program has been among the most successful in the country. Under his direction, Huskie teams have captured 19 Canada West championships and 5 CIAU championships in track and field, and 4 Canada West championships and 1 CIAU championship in cross-country.

He has coached and help develop a number of national and international athletes such as Diane Jones, John Konihowski, Louis Christ, and Joanne McTaggert.

He has been recognized by his peers and colleagues in a number of ways among them the University's coach-of-the-year seven times, Canadian Track and Field coach-of-the-year in 1977 and 1979, City of Saskatoon Kinsmen Sportsman-of-the-Year in 1992, inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

He has been named to the coaching staff of numerous international track and field teams to Olympic Games, World Championships, World Student Games, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and International Dual Meets.

One of Lyle's greatest contribution to the University and track and field is the annual indoor Sled Dog Track and Field Meet. This is the largest indoor track and field meet of its kind where upwards to three thousand competitors ranging from elementary age school children to University and Open athletes compete at the Saskatoon Field House.

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Lyle Sanderson has compiled an excellent record as a track and field coach at the University of Saskatchewan, winning five Canadian and 19 Western Conference championships since 1968.

Sanderson was born in Maple Creek, where he started as a runner, and attended Regina Luther College, where he played football and ran in track. He moved to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan, taught at City Park in l964-65 and then returned to the Saskatchewan campus as a teacher.

He helped organize the first-ever Western Intercollegiate championships in 1968, the Huskies won their first national title in 1969 and the program has flourished ever since. He has been meet director at many events, including the 1979 Western Canada Summer Games, in Saskatoon.

As well, he has coached at the British Commonwealth Games, the Pan-American Games, the World Student Games, the Pacific Conference Games, was an accredited coach at the 1976 Olympics, named as a coach for the 1980 Olympics and an observer coach at the 1984 Olympics, and was the longtime personal coach of Olympian Diane Jones Konihowski.

Sanderson was Canadian track and field coach of the year in 1977 and 1979 and won an award from the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union in March, 1988, in appreciation of dedication and exceptional service.

He has conducted clinics at many age levels in Canada, as well as guest coach at clinics in Australia and New Zealand, and in recent years, has been on the jury of appeal at the International Combined meets in Gotsiz, Austria.

He was honored as the Saskatoon Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year in 1992.

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Date: 1995

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Edgar Stinson

Edgar W. Stinson (Wally) joined the Saskatchewan recreation movement of the provincial government in 1948 and in 1949 became director, fitness and recreation division of the Department of Education. During the next 10 years he engaged in executive work as secretary of the A.A.U. of Canada, Saskatchewan branch, executive secretary, S.H.S.A.A., and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association. In 1959 Mr. Stinson became physical education instructor at the Saskatchewan Teacher's College, Saskatoon, and later associate professor of education at the University of Saskatchewan.

During his career, Mr. Stinson has been an official and an administrator with many organizations and events. Events such as Canadian and international track and field championships, the 1971 Canada Winter Games; the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, organizations such as the Dairy Producers Fitness Foundation and Sask Sport. He is currently a vice-president of the British Commonwealth Games Committee.

An outstanding leader in his field, Mr. Stinson has served as president of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada, vice-president of the Canadian Olympic Association and Chef de Mission to several international teams for Canada.

At time of installation citation read March 22, 1975.

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