Robert “Mac” Game

For over 30 years, Robert “Mac” Game has been an organizer, coach and official in Saskatchewan weightlifting. He has arranged over 40 local Junior Canada Cup competitions, more than 25 Sask Open weightlifting meets and numerous Western Canadian weightlifting competitions, including those at three Western Canada Games and four national championships held in Saskatchewan.

Administratively, Game has played an integral role in the Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association (SWA) since its founding in 1959. When the SWA acted under the auspices of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada, he served as president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer at various times. When the SWA incorporated in 1974, he worked to secure lottery funding for the organization. Game was also a long-time member of the Canadian Weightlifting Federation’s board of directors and served as their vice-president, administration.

Throughout the years, Game has many times demonstrated his coaching forte. Under his leadership, the Regina Weightlifting Team has captured 25 provincial titles. He has also served as the Saskatchewan team coach at the Western Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg and at three Canada Games.

Game has an impressive officiating resume. He has refereed at a number of international weightlifting events, including the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico, the 1980 Senior World Weightlifting Championships in Montreal and the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. In 1981, he became a Number “One” Carded Referee in New Zealand at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on June 20, 1992.