A lifelong resident of Prince Albert, Bob Smisko has been a strong contributor to many sporting activities in the City, starting with his playing days in the 1960’s through his organizational skills for many outstanding sports organizations and events.
Bob was an avid athlete developing a keen interest in all sports. In high school he quarterbacked the Riverside Rams to the City Championship and Northern finals. After graduation he became a football coach for 15 seasons.
After retiring from coaching Smisko continued to be very active volunteering on the board of directors for the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club (1993-97), Prince Albert Raiders Hockey Club (2001-02) and the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame (Chairman 2002-05).
On September 29, 2005 he received the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan for his contributions to Sport and Community Involvement.
He has been involved in a number of National curling and golf events in Prince Albert, assisting with the Elks Corby Nationals, 2004 National Curling Grand Slam, 2004 Canadian Ladies Amateur golf championship and 2008 Canadian Senior Men’s and Ladies Curling Championships.
In 2009 Smisko was the Chairman for the RCGA Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Golf Championship and an executive member for the 100th Anniversary Committee of the Cooke Municipal Golf Course. The Mid-Amateur tournament received rave reviews from the RCGA as one of the best ever held.