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Adams, Robert (Bob)

  • Person
  • 1924-2019

Robert (Bob) Adams was born in 1924 at Alsask, Saskatchewan and completed high school there. He enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan in 1942. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Infantry. After the war, he completed his BA in 1946 and a BEd in 1949. He married Marge Pascoe in 1952.

Adams was a consummate track athlete and coach. He was a charter members of the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association, was the first coordinator of physical education and high school athletics for the Saskatoon Public Board of Education and for years was a coach and executive member with the Saskatoon Track and Field Club. He was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1975 and into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. Adams retired to Victoria, British Columbia. He officiated at track meets in BC until 2018 when he was 93.

Adams received numerous honours, including entry into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame. He died in 2019 in Victoria at age 94.

Adapted Aquatics Club

  • SCAA-SCM-0099
  • Corporate body
  • 1982-2007

The Adapted Aquatics program began when the Aquatic Centre in Swift Current, Saskatchewan opened in 1982 and ran until 2007. The program was started by Anthea Loran to help children and young adults with disabilities learn water safety, and participate in group activities.

Adaskin, Murray

  • SCAA-UASC-MG298
  • Person
  • 1906-2002

Born in Toronto on March 28, 1906, Murray Adaskin began his violin training at the age of ten. Additional training was received in New York and Paris including periods of composition study with John Weinzweig, Charles Jones and Darius Milhaud. A violinist with Toronto Symphony for ten years, Adaskin also served as director of music for the CPR hotels. As Head of the Music Department at the University of Saskatchewan from 1952 until 1966, and then Composer-In-Residence from 1966 until 1973, Murray, along with his first wife soprano Frances James Adaskin, initiated and supported much of the rich musical life which remains as a cultural focus in Saskatoon today. Among his many honours were Saskatoon's citizen of the year for 1970, a 1980 appointment to the Order of Canada and a D.Mus from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984. Murray Adaskin retired to Victoria in 1973. He was later married to Dorothea Larken (Adaskin). He composed his final work in 2000 and died in 2002 at the age of 96.

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