About Us - Honorary Life Members

Honorary Life Members


Roy Ellis 

Member since 1970 - Founding Member

Honorary Life Member since 1979

Deceased: 1998

Work and Experience

Youth Agency - Director of Regional Field Services

Government of Saskatchewan - South-central Regional Recreation Supervisor, Moose Jaw 

Saskatoon Separate School System - Superintendent of Recreation 

St. Mary’s Parish - Recreation Director

City of Saskatoon - Assistant Recreation Director 

City of Moose Jaw - Aquatic Director

Canadian Military - RCAF

Notable Boards, Committees, Memberships, and Awards

S.A.R.P. Board of Regents

CP/RA Award of Merit



Dr. James B. Kirkpatrick

Member since 1970 - On the Board of Regents during the founding years

Honorary Life Member since 1980

Retired in 1977

Deceased: 1998

Work and Experience

University of Saskatchewan - Dean, College of Education, 

McGill University - Director and Professor of Physical Education 

Provincial Government Saskatchewan, Fitness and Recreation Division of the Department of Education - Director

Notable Boards, Committee, and Memberships 

S.A.R.P.
- Board of Regents - Chairperson
- CP/RA Award of Merit

CAHPHER

SPRA



W. Glenn Tuck

Member since 1970 - Founding Member

Honorary Life Membership since 1983

Started working in Recreation in 1955

Deceased: 1998

Education

University of Alberta - Bachelor of Education in Physical Education

Work and Experience

Sask Sports – Program Manager

LaSalle Hotel – Manager

Department of Culture and Youth - Director of Facility Grants Division

Administration and Central Services - 
Executive Director

Provincial Youth Agency for the Government of Saskatchewan - 
-Director of Reginal Services 
-Executive Director 

Fitness and Recreation Division and Continuing Education Division - Reginal Consultant and Supervisor of Athletics

Province of Alberta - Superintendent of Parks and Recreation

Notable Boards, Committees, and Memberships

S.A.R.P. Committee Member



John Austin

Member since 1970 - Founding Member

Honorary Life Member since 1984

Education

University of Saskatchewan - Bachelor of Education

Work and Experience

Saskatchewan Culture and Recreation, Moose Jaw - Senior Culture and Recreation Consultant

Armed Forces - Recreation and Physical Education Officer

Military employment in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, France, and Moose Jaw

Real Estate

Teacher


Notable Boards, Committees, and Memberships 

S.A.R.P. Board of Directors

Chairman of the Society (SARP)

Established the John Austin Foundation

Alderman, City of Moose Jaw

Chairman of the Moose Jaw Industrial Development Corporation

Charter member of the Saskatchewan Recreation Society

Member of the Canadian Legion

Notable Boards, Committees, Memberships, and Awards

Recipient of Canada Decoration (awarded to individuals with long term military service)

Foundation named in his honor (John Austin Foundation)



W. R. Green 

Member since 1970 - Founding Member

Honorary Life Member since 1987

Training and Education  

Play Ground Leader Course

Gymnastics Clinic

Arena and Rink Operators Course

Recreation Administration Course

Recreation Certificate Course

Work and Experience

Municipality of Surrey, BC - Administrator of Parks and Recreation

City of Prince Albert - Director of Parks and Recreation

City of Moose Jaw - Director of Recreation 

Notable Boards, Committee, and Memberships

S.A.R.P. 
- Board of Directors
- Chairperson



Don MacAulay

Honorary Life Member since 1995

Member since 1973

Education


University of Saskatchewan - Bachelor of Arts Dregree 


Work Experience

Department of Culture and Youth - Regional Coordinator

Department of Social Services, Swift Current - Social Worker

Department of Health, Prince Albert - Camp Director

Notable Boards, Committees, and Memberships

S.A.R.P.
- Board of Regents
- Chairperson

Fitness Canada Advisory Committee

Saskatchewan Director for the Federal Provincial Parks Council and Canadian Heritage Rivers System Board

Chairman of the Minister’s Parks Advisory CommitteeInter Agency Committee on Recreation is Disabled

Advisory Committee to the Minister of Education on daily physical activity in Saskatchewan schools

Water Safety Service Advisory Committee of the Saskatchewan Red Cross

Vice President of the Saskatchewan Camping Association

Sask Sport Management Committee 

Saskatchewan Games Site Selection Committee

Director at Large for the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
- Committee Member
- Board Member
- President

 Saskatoon Hill Football Club
- Committee Member
- Board Member



Janet Schultz 

Honorary Life Member since 1995

Member since 1979

Education

S.I.A.S.T. - Diploma in Recreation Technology

University of Saskatchewan - Bachelor of Education

Experience and Work

Community Development Branch, City of Saskatoon
- Manager, Leisure Service Department
- Manager, Community Support Services

Parks and Recreation Department, City of Saskatoon
- Acting Supervisor, Community Services
- Area Recreation Co-ordinator
- Assistant Co-ordinator, Community Programs

Department of Culture & Youth, Regina
- Recreation Consultant
- Resource Assistant

Martensville School - Teacher

Wild Goose Regional Association
- Program Co-ordinator
- Zone 7 Winter Games Co-ordinator

Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Saskatoon – Crafts Instructor

Department of Culture and Youth, Rose Town
- Recreation Intern

Opportunities for Youth – Recreation Worker 

Notable Boards,Committee, and Memberships

Saskatchewan Recreation Society (AKA SARP)
-Member
-Board of Directors
-Committee Member for various committees throughout membership

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

Saskatchewan Trust for Sports, Culture and Recreation

Canadian Parks and Recreation

Meewasin Valley Authority



Shelley Vandermey

Honorary Life Membership since 1999

Member since 1977 

Education

University of Waterloo - Undergraduate Degree in Recreation Administration

Work and Experience

Parks, Recreation, and Culture 
- Environmental and Resource Management
- Director, Contract Services Branch
- Commercial Services Manager 
Director of Parks and Services


Outdoor Recreation Office
- Director of Visitor Services 
- Recreation Coordinator
- Coordinator

Government of Saskatchewan, Department of Tourism and Renewable Resources - Assistant Recreation 

Notable Boards, Committees, and Memberships

S.A.R.P. Committee Member



Murray Hidlebaugh

Member since 1970 - Founding Member

Honorary Life Member since 2002

Started in the Recreation field in 1967

Education

University of Saskatchewan - Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education

Work and Experience

SIAST
- Program Head, Recreation and Leisure
- Program Head, Recreation Technology

Government of Saskatchewan
- Instructor, Department of Recreation Technology

K.I.A.A.S (Kelsey Institute for Applied Arts and Science) – Instructor, Recreation Program

Provincial Youth Agency – Regional Coordinator

City of Tallahassee – Planning Assistant

Notable Boards, Committees, Memberships, and Awards

Canadian Parks/Recreation Association Member

Award of Merit

CP/RA Award of Merit

S.A.R.P.
- Committee Member
- Board of Regents
- Task Group Member



Judy MacLeod-Campbell

Started in the Recreation field in 1989

Member since 1992

Honorary Life Membership since 2007

Education

S.I.A.S.T. Kelsey Campus - Recreation Technology Diploma

Work and Experience

Therapeutic Recreation

Fundraising Coordinator

Reginal Sports, Culture and Recreation Coordinator

Government of Saskatchewan - Recreation Consultant 

Saskatchewan in Motion - Northern & Aboriginal Consultant

2014 Sask Winter Games - Games Manager 

Achieve - JMC Strategic Support 

MEND Sask Northern Reginal Program Manager 


City of Prince Albert - Arts & Culture Coordinator


Notable Boards, Committees, and Memberships

Saskatchewan Gaming Council

SaskCulture Grant Juror

School Community Councils

Terry Fox Run Organizer

Town of La Rong Recreation Board

Zone 5 Sports Council

SIAST Recreation & Leisure Advisory Committee



Linda Martin

Member since 1980

She was awarded the Honorary Life Membership in 2008

Education


University of Manitoba - Bachelor of Recreation Studies  

SIAST - 
Recreation Technology Diploma

Work and Experience

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus – Instructor

University of Saskatchewan – Director of Operations, MEND Saskatchewan

Curriculum Developer, SCI Stenberg College International Inc

S.I.A.S.T, Kelsey Campus – Instructor

Research Association, University of Saskatchewan – Consultant

Saskatoon Health Region

Notable Boards, Committees, and Memberships

S.A.R.P.
- Board Member from 1981-83 and from 2016 to current 
- Task Force Committee
- Board of Regents for 6 years



Janet Barnes

Honorary Life Member since 2014

Started in the Recreation field in 1993 and retired in 2014

Member since 1993

Education


S.I.A.S.T. - Diploma in Recreation and Leisure

Work and Experience

Saskatoon Health Region, 33 years
- Mental health
- Transitional care
- Rhabilitation
- Acquired Brain Injury Outreach
- Senior’s Health and Continuing Care

Helped develop and implement two programs: Forever in motion – a community based physical activity program for older adults
– and Stay on Your Feet – a fall prevention education, and balance exercise program.

Helped develop and implement Age Alive – a photography exhibit designed to help dispel the myths of aging.

Notable Boards, Committees, Membership, and Awards

S.A.R.P. Board of Regents

Advisory Council Therapeutic Recreation Program SIAST – Advisory Committee

Saskatoon Falls Prevention Consortium

Saskatoon Council of Aging Co-Chair, Past President, and Board member

SCPOR Patient/Family Advisory Council

Seniors’ Globe Walk Awards

S.A.R.P. Award of Merit 

Saskatoon Health Bravo Award

Rotary Badge and Shield Award



Rob Boulding 

Honorary Life Membership Award since 2017

Member since 1989

Started in the Recreation field in 1983

Education

Red Deer College

University of Alberta - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Recreation Administration

University of Regina - Certificate in Local Government Authority

Work and Experience

S.A.R.P.

Birch Hills Recreation Board

City of Prince Albert

ParticipACTION

City of Red Deer

Red Deer College.

Notable Boards, Committee, and Membership

S.A.R.P. 
- Board of Regents
- Board
- President of the John Austin Foundation

LDSCR Board

Community Initiative Fund (Small Capital Projects)

Zone 8 Sport Council

North East Recreation and Parks Association (NERPA).