Roy Thiessen’s involvement as a builder spans the spectrum of sports. In curling, he coached provincial and national teams to championship laurels. Volleyball, cross-country skiing, and track and field at the civic and provincial levels have been enhanced by his efforts.
Roy has served in numerous positions on the executive of sports organizations. He chaired the first Saskatchewan Summer Games in 1972, the World Junior Men’s Curling Championships in 1979 and the World Ladies’ Curling Championships in 1983.
Thiessen was honoured with the 1975 Canadian High School Athletic Merit Award and the Scotty Richardson Memorial Award in 1977. Roy is the author of books on the fundamentals and skills required in curling.