Steve RuzniskySTEVE RUZINSKY

BUILDER-MULTI SPORT

Steve Ruznisky’s keen interest and support of sports in Prince Albert began in the 1950’s.

Involved in Kinsmen sports and baseball clubs in the 1 950’s, Ruznisky was manager of the Prince Albert Mintos Junior Hockey Club from 1953‑59. He owned and managed the club from 1960‑62.

As a sponsor, Ruznisky supported a number of teams and events through his family’s business, P.A. Bus Lines. This included the Bantam Mintos hockey team from 1986‑90, the 1988 Purolator Cup Bantam Hockey Championship, the Celtic Soccer Club in 1987, and beginning in 1990 the Midget AAA Raiders hockey team.

Those formal sponsorships do not come close to the support Ruznisky provided Prince Albert and district sporting teams and organizations through P.A. Bus Lines. He supported sports of many kinds and for many age groups with the donation of transportation vehicles. Community events such as transporting city school students to the Communiplex for the Steve Fonyo visit also were supported by Ruznisky and P.A. Bus Lines.

A later involvement in sports was owning and racing thoroughbred horses.

Ruznisky’s support of sports resulted in a number of awards including: a Saskatchewan Roughrider’s appreciation certificate in 1976; Purolator Cup Appreciation Award in 1988; Government of Canada Award for his support of the Olympic Torch Run; 1990 Prince Albert Sportsman of the Year Award.

Inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.