Meetings held in 2006 and previous

A lot has happened since 1944!

Updated Monday December 10, 2018 by Kitchener Sports Association.


PHOTO: There have certainly been a lot of changes (and progress) over the years. This is a photo (1959) of the "best" male primary athletes in the Kitchener area.  

KSA has helped a lot of athletes since then!




Past KSA meetings (2006 and prior)   


      Site    Speaker(s), major highlights

Nov. 14/06


18th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Al Coates, Sports Editor of the KW Record

Oct. 26/06


AGM & collaberative meeting with the Kitchener Rangers directors - Peter DeBoer, Coach of the Kitchener Rangers

Sept. 19


Samantha Whiteside - Lake Ontario Swim  (for the Arthritis Society)

May 16/06


11th annual Scholarship Program -

April 18/06


Media panel - questions and answers

March  21


Leah Keracher - Justplay Sport Services

Feb 21/06


Dr. Steve Menich - Psychology of returning to sport after an injury

Jan. 17/06


Bill Jamison - Ontario Powerlifting Association



17th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Ernie Overland - Award winning Speedskating Ontario Team Coach and father of 3 Olympians (including KW Athlete of the Year,  Amanda Overland)

Oct. 18/05


AGM & collaberative meeting with the Kitchener Rangers Directors -Peter DeBoer, Coach of the Kitchener Rangers

Sept. 20/05


Dr. Steve Menich - Mentally preparing for Sport / Visualization

May 17/05


10th Annual Scholarship Program - Cindy Eadie, Canadian Women's 2004 Olympic Softball Team & WLU National Championship Women's Hockey Team

April 26/05


Hall of Fame tour prior to dinner meeting

March 15


Helen Scutt-Wallis  - Ministry of Tourism & Recreation presentation



U of Waterloo Team-Up Program -Laurie Vandervoort (co-ordinator), Matt McGahey (Varsity Hockey) & Jessa Jennings (Varsity Field Hockey) and also, John Cooper - presentation on Children's International Games



Ingmar Borgers & Chris Runstedler  (Robin Lee-Harris law firm) - Privacy Legislation & Sports


Subscribers' Lounge

16th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Alison Bradley, Canadian Olympic Women's Softball Team in Athens, Greece, 2004

Oct. 19/04

Viewing Lounge

Annual General Meeting - new Directors


Viewing Lounge

Dwayne Herriot, triple jumper from Laurel Creek Track & Field Club and his coach, Janusz Tomko.

May 18/04

Viewing Lounge

9th Annual Scholarship Awards - David Clarkson,  Kitchener Rangers (KSA "Ted Scharf" Humanitarian Award Recipient)

April 20/04

Viewing Lounge

Open discusiion on KSA membership, dinner format & location, Website

March 16

Viewing Lounge

Ray Kipfer - Athlete of the Year Program (sponsoring Camp McGovern)

Feb. 17/04

Viewing Lounge

Dave Meijer - Conestoga Sailing Club (accessiblity program for the disabled)

Jan. 20/04 Viewing Lounge Lorenza Shamuon (age 16) - Universal Black Belt Hall of Fame, World Grand Champion, World Karate Hall of Fame, Canadian Martial Arts Team since 2001 with her father, Tom Shamuon, coach of the Canadian Martial Arts Team

Jan. 11/04


Launch of Olympic Dreams Program, local Olympians & contenders!

Nov. 18/03

Viewing Lounge

Past KSA Pres. Steve Menich - Travels to West Africa, Timbuktu & beyond

Oct. 14/03

Subscribers Lounge

15 Volunteer Recognition Dinner -  NHL Kraut Line member - "Milt" Schmidt.  Unveiling of The Kraut Line Monument in AUD lobby.

Sept. 16/03

Viewing L.

Jason Douglas, reigning Canadian amateur heavyweight boxing champion (Olympic Dreams) and Richard Rush

June 3/03

Viewing Lounge

8th Annual Scholarship Awards - Gerry Mills (Kitchener Rangers executive) and Ranger players: David Clarkson (Humanitarian Award) & George Halkidis

April 15/03

Granite Club

Amy Chapeskie - Presentation on sporting needs of Family & Children's Services 

March 18

Granite Club

Erin Scherrer - Canadian Novice Figure Skater (just back from Croatia)

Feb. 18/03

Granite Club

Jeff Penner - Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team 

Jan. 21/03

Granite Club

General discussion on current sports issues

Nov 19./02

Subscribers Lounge

14th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Jayna Hefford, member of the Canadian National Women's Hockey Team, winners of the 4 Nations Cup

Oct. 15/02 Granite Club AGM.  Opportunity night for all groups to make individual presentations
Sept. 17/02 Subscribers L.

Pat Stapleton, veteran NHL defenceman and stalwart on the blueline for Team Canada in 1972, addressed KSA with insight and humorous memories of the eight-game series. 

Pat "Whitey" Stapleton - Team Canada 1972, The Summit Series

May 21/02 Subscribers L. 7th Annual Scholarship Awards - Kelly Vanderbeek  (Skier, Olympic Dreams)
April 16/02 Granite Club Betty Schneider French, President of the Waterloo County Hall of Fame, and Tom Reitz, Doon Heritage Crossroads - update on the hall and plans for future
March 19 Granite Club Executives from the 2002 Ontario Summer Games
Feb. 19/02 Granite Club Melissa MisiudaTKO Fighting Arts
Jan. 15/02 Granite Club General discussion and updates on local minor sports
Nov. 20/01 Subscribers Lounge. 13th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Sandy Hawley  (Jockey & two time recipient of the Canadian Athlete of the Year Award)
Oct.   AGM
May 15/01  Granite Club 6th Annual Scholarship Awards - Karlo Berkovich, KW Record Sports Editor
Nov. 21/00 Subscribers Lounge. 12h Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Brent McFarlane, Canadian Olympic Team Track Coach and inductee into KW Hall of Fame
Oct.   AGM
Sept.19/00 Subscribers L. 5oth Anniversary celebration of the AUD. "Time capsule" cermony & KSA plaque on Auditorium lobby wall.
May 16/00  Granite Club 5th Annual Scholarship Awards & Grade 8 Leadership Program
April  Granite Club  
March  Granite Club  
Feb.  Granite Club  
Jan.  Granite Club  
Nov. 16/99  Granite Club 11th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Diane DeCoene, Principal of Kitchener Collegiate Institute. (KCI) and MC: Barney Lawrence, Q.C.
Oct.  Granite Club AGM
Sept.  Granite Club  
May 18/99  Granite Club 4th Annual Scholarship Awards & Grade 8 Leadership Program
April  Granite Club  
March  Granite Club  
Feb.  Granite Club  
Jan.  Granite Club  
Nov. 18/98 Subscribers Lounge 10th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Don Cameron, voice of the Kitchener Rangers.  M.C - Barney Lawrence, Q.C.
Oct. 20/98 Granite Club AGM & Presentation by Adele Couchman on K-W Special Olympics
Sept. 15/98 Granite Club Pat Doherty - KMHA's new program to combat and avoid sexual abuse
May 19/98 Granite Club 3rd Annual Scholarship Awards 
April 21/98 Granite Club (Discussion on grant criteria, application and approval processes
Feb. 17/98 Granite Club Presentation by The Alcohol & Drug Recovery Association of Ontario
Jan. 20/98 Granite Club Bill Thomas - The Poseidon Project (proposed Swimplex for Epton site)
Nov. 19/97 Subscribers Lounge 9th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - John Tory, Q.C., - Chairman & acting Commissioner of the Canadian Football League
Oct. 21/97 Granite Club AGM with guest speaker - Ted Scharf, President of theKitchener Rangers
May 20/97 Granite Club Presentation of the 2nd Annual Scholarship Awards
Nov. 19/96 Granite Club AGM
Oct. 22./96 Subscribers Lounge 8th Volunteer Recognition Dinner -   Paul F. Henderson of the Canadian Olympic Sailing Team
Sept. 17/96 Granite Club Karen Snelgrove, Canadian Olympic Women's Fastball Team
May 21/96 Granite Club Presentation of KSA Scholarship Awards
Mar. 19/96 Granite Club Launch of the Scholarship program - overview, specifics, sponsors, etc.
Oct./95 Subscribers L. 7th Volunteer Recognition Dinner
Oct. 25/94 Subscribers L. 6th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Gord Paynter  (Leave 'em Laughing)
Oct. 21/93   5th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Barney Lawrence, Q.C
Oct. 21/92   4th Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Meredith Gardner
 Oct. 22/91   3rd Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Silvia Ruegger
 Oct.16 /90   2nd Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Alison Hiscott
Oct.17 /89   1st Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Bob McKillop

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