George Ward was involved in swimming, speed skating, softball, hockey, track and field, and diving. He was the founding member and the first president of the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association, Saskatchewan Section.
George Ward was the founding member of the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association and held a life membership in that organization.
In 1960, George was invited by the President of the United States to sit on the Presidential Council on Youth. George was instrumental in assisting in acquiring the Canada Winter Games for Saskatchewan.