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:
– Board of Regents – Chairperson
– Director of Regional Service
– 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 honour (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

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).

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