The membership of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) approved a new Board of Directors during the SSHF’s 2019-20 Annual General Meeting.
Following the meeting, Robb Elchuk began his term as SSHF President. Rankin Jaworski now moves into the non-elected position of Past President following his two terms as President.
Kevin Dureau assumes the role of Vice President, while Mike Babcock remains Treasurer and will also serve as Secretary.
Trent Blezy was elected to his first term on the Board, while Samer Awadh and Laurel Garven were each re-elected to another term.
Trent was born and raised in the southeastern part of the province and lives in White City. He works with the Ministry of Energy and Resources for the Government of Saskatchewan.
As a volunteer, Trent has worked in fundraising capacities to support the Saskatchewan Children’s Hospital Foundation and has held several positions with various Constituency Associations through the Conservative Party and the Saskatchewan Party.
Sports have always been and always will be a part of Trent’s life. He believes sports have a tremendous ability to bring people together, evoking an emotional response in people unlike other activities can. He looks forward to the opportunity of being a part of an organization involved with and celebrating those who elicit that emotional connection.
Linda Burnham, a two-time SSHF Inductee herself, is stepping off the board after three elected terms and two more years as Past President. Don Gallo and Nathan Morrison both completed their second term on the board and did not stand for re-election.
Minutes from the SSHF’s 2019-20 Annual General Meeting are available here.
The 2020-21 SSHF Board of Directors:
President – Robb Elchuk (Regina)
Vice President – Kevin Dureau (Regina)
Treasurer – Mike Babcock (Regina)
Secretary – Mike Babcock (Regina)
Past President – Rankin Jaworski (Regina)
Samer Awadh (Regina)
Trent Blezy (White City)
Lori Ebbesen (Saskatoon)
Laurel Garven (Regina)
Tennille Grimeau (Saskatoon)
Kelvin Ostapowich (Regina)