Meritorious Service – Dr.R.J. (Reg) Martsinkew
Prince Albert is known world wide as a city of volunteers who get support civic projects with passion and financially. Leading the way for many of these projects over the years has been Dr. Reg Martsinkew.
After graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1966, Reg and his family moved to Prince Albert where he opened up his Chiropractic Practice and thereafter became heavily involved in community and sport development.
He became a charter member of the Northern Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in 1966 the longest continual running league in Saskatchewan. In 1967 he and Father Edwin Bauer spearheaded a fundraising drive to put artificial ice into the Kinsmen Arena, with that project reaching fruition in 1989.
From 1969-1972 he was on the Civic Facilities Fundraising Committee to build a new arena in the city (the Comuniplex). That led Martsinkew to be the Charter President of the Prince Albert Raiders Hockey Club from 1971-1974.
In the late 1970’s Martsinkew established the Senior Hockey Buckeyes team and was a member of the Raiders Booster Club from 1974-1982.
Projects spearheaded by Martsinkew in the 1980’s included managing the Junior B North Stars for three seasons, participating in the West Hill Arena Fundraising and chairing the fundraising committee for the Harry Jerome Track.
In 2007 Martsinkew was the first person named to the Prince Albert Raiders Wall of Honour in the Builders category.