Wayne Roznowsky – Meritorious Service

Wayne Roznowsky was a dedicated and tireless volunteer in the sports community of Prince Albert over numerous decades, and his finger prints are on many facilities within the community to this day.

He was involved in a wide variety of sports organizations, many as the lead person.

Locally Wayne Roznowsky’s impact was immense. He Chaired the Prince Albert Special Olympics in 2005-06 and was on their board from 2002-06. Wayne was on the Prince Albert Sports Council from 1984-2002 in various capacities including member, director and vice-president from 1999-2001. He served as director,  Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame from 1994-2005. He held roles of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer for the High Noon Optimist Centre from 1996-2003 and was the President of the Prince Albert Aerials Gymnastics Club from 1990-2000. In softball, Wayne was the President or Vice-President of the Women’s Softball league for 20 years, from 1980-2000. He coached women’s softball teams from 1975-2004 including winning Senior C and Senior Women’s Provincials, and the Saskatchewan Summer Games gold with a midget girls team in 2000. He is a Level 2 certified softball coach and Level 1 Special Olympics certified coach and Level 1 certified ringette coach.

On the provincial scene, Wayne Roznowsky had significant impact. He was the Chair of the Saskatchewan Games Council in 2004-05 and served on their board from 2001-05. He was a Director of the Saskatchewan Special Olympics Society in 2002 and Media Relations Chair of the 1997 Saskatchewan Special Olympics Summer Games.

Wayne was on the mission staff for Team Saskatchewan at the 1999 Canada Winter Games and Sports Director of the 1999 Western Canada Summer Games. He also was the vice-chair of the 1988 Western Canada Senior B Softball Championships.

He has received numerous honours for all this involvement along the way, including the 1994 North Central Regional Recreation Association Volunteer Recognition Award, 1998 Prince Albert Sportsman of the Year and he was honoured in 2005 with the Saskatchewan Centennial Commemorative Medal.

You can see many results of Wayne’s involvement in Prince Albert in the many structures he assisted in raising funds for and/or helping to administer their construction or improvement. This list includes the High Noon Optimist Centre, canoe and kayak boathouse, cross country ski trails, Summer Games Sports Building, Margo Fournier Centre weight room upgrades, community club rink upgrades and diamond improvements at Prime Ministers Park.