• Eugene Hearn

    Eugene Hearn

    Eugene Hearn skated in Saskatchewan and western Canadian championships between 1943 and 1950. In 1956, he was appointed head coach of the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club. Beginning in the 1960’s and into the 1990’s, Eugene conducted officials’ clinics in Read more →

  • Iris Fletcher

    Iris Fletcher

    Iris Fletcher began speed skating in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba when she was eight years old. She was an outstanding skater, winning Manitoba championships in various age divisions. Fletcher moved to Regina as an adult in 1965, and became Read more →

  • Clarence Downey

    Clarence Downey

    At the time when Clarence Downey was at a young age there were little organized speed skating competitions, instead there was barrel jumping on speed skates. A Western Canadian Champion Barrel Jumper he was known as, “Dare Devil Downey” from Read more →

  • Boschuk Walter

    Walter “Wally” Boshuck

    Wally Boshuck was born in Struan, Saskatchewan on October 12, 1928. He bought his first pair of speed skates in 1944 when he was a sixteen-year-old high school student. Coached by Clarence Downey, Boshuck had shown promise as a speed Read more →

  • Robert “Bob” Van Impe

    Saskatoon’s Bob Van Impe has had a long-standing association with the sport of softball in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and the world. His initial involvement was as a recreational player during World War II with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following Read more →

  • Gil Strumm

    Gilbert “Gil” Strumm

    While Gil Strumm enjoyed a successful playing career as a centre fielder, spanning twenty-two years playing with Saskatoon, Regina and Swift Current ball teams, it was his ability and record as a coach that will long be remembered. Gil started Read more →

  • Robert Sawatzky

    Robert “Bob” Sawatzky

    Bob Sawatzky began playing softball in elementary school in his hometown of Hague, Saskatchewan. He took to the sport right away, playing all through his school years. By the time he was in high school, he had become a formidable Read more →

  • Glenn Reeve

    Verne “Glenn” Reeve

    Glenn Reeve was born in Regina and raised in Grenfell. During his long career as a high school educator, he coached football, curling, track and field, and his favourite, softball. Glenn coached minor and adult softball teams in Saskatoon. His Read more →

  • Dave Pearce

    David “Dave” Pearce

    David Pearce, who was born in Montreal, began his association with the sport of softball in Regina when he was posted here with the R.C.M.P. and continued following his retirement from the force. Three groups in Regina that felt his Read more →

  • Keith McLean

    Keith McLean

    Keith McLean spent many years playing softball, but his biggest contributions to the sport may have come off the field. For more than 40 years he has been an instrumental part of softball in Saskatchewan. McLean spent many years on Read more →

  • Shirley (Shockey) Kowalski

    Although Shirley Kowalski was born in Saskatoon and raised in Vanscoy, most of her involvement in sports as a builder occurred in Regina. After establishing an outstanding record as a softball player at various levels, Shirley turned to the administrative Read more →

  • Don Funk

    Donald “Don” Funk

    Don Funk’s love of the sport of softball began in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s when as a player, Don suited up for a number of senior men’s fastball teams across Western Canada. In 1978 Don began his association Read more →

  • Edmund Bitz

    For 29 years, Edmund Bitz was a softball official at all levels, including world championships. The native of Leipzig, Saskatchewan, began umpiring in 1963 and served as the North-West Zone Umpire in Chief from 1966 to 1970, the provincial Umpire-in-Chief Read more →

  • Claude Seguin

    Claude Seguin was born in Ontario where he began coaching fencing in 1973.  In 1976, he moved to Manitoba where he coached for another three years.  Seguin then became involved in the Saskatchewan fencing scene in 1979 when he became Read more →

  • Zerman Joseph

    Joseph “Joe” Zeman

    Joe Zeman’s efforts have made a significant contribution to a wide range of sports at all age levels, including baseball, hockey, curling, soccer, softball, flag football, and track and field. As a qualified coaching instructor in baseball and hockey, Joe Read more →