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City of Saskatoon Archives

1989 Jeux Canada Games Society Saskatoon Inc. No. 207594

  • SCAA-COS-0001
  • Corporate body
  • July 8, 1985 - December 31, 1990

The 1989 Jeux Canada Games Society Saskatoon Inc. No. 207594 was established to plan, organize, finance, prepare for and manage the 1989 Canada Summer Games, held in Saskatoon from August 13th to August 26th, 1989. The Society was incorporated and registered under the Non-profit Corporations Act (Saskatchewan) on 8 July 1985. The work of the Games Society was accomplished through the coordinated efforts of the following: a Games President and General-Manager; a twenty-one member Board of Directors; a Management Committee consisting of the General-Manager, nine voluntary vice-presidents, and provincial and municipal government representatives which implemented the policies and guidelines of the Multi-Party Agreement of September 19,1986; and nine Games divisions, each headed by a vice-president, which were responsible for the day-to-day planning and operations of specific-interest areas. These divisions were: Administration; Ceremonies and Protocol; Complementary Activities; Facilities; Finance; Friends of the Games; Language Services; Marketing; and Sports. The chief Executive officers of the 1989 Jeux Canada Games were Tony Dagnone, Games President and Brian Hansen, General-Manager. The official bilingual name of the 1989 Canada Summer Games was established as "Jeux Canada Games" (Canada Games Council minutes, June 12-13, 1987). Verbal references to the Games in ceremonies, press releases and articles used the term "Canada Games" in English and "Jeux du Canada" in French. Generally, throughout the records,it is known as the 1989 Jeux Canada Games.The 1989 Jeux Canada Games Society had no predecessors or successor bodies. It worked closely with, but did not form part of the Canada Games Council, a federal governing body overseeing the Canada Games, which establishes eligibility rules,standards of facilities and sports to be included in the Games. The 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation Inc., established to administer funds remaining after the 1989 Games,through the distribution of interest accrued from the invested funds to assist in the development of amateur sport in Saskatchewan, is a separate and distinct body from the1989 Jeux Canada Games Society Saskatoon Inc.The 1989 Jeux Canada Games Society Saskatoon Inc. was struck off the Corporations' register on 31 December, 1990.

Appleby, Fred

  • Person
  • 1913-1995

Cyril Frederick "Fred" Appleby was born in Cwymbrian, Wales, coming to Canada at an early age. He was married to Murial (nee Welsh) and lived in Saskatoon until hs death on May 14, 1985.

Archibald, George D.

  • Person
  • 1884-1947

George D. Archibald was born in Truro, NS in 1884, where he graduated from King's College, in Windsor, N.S. He Married Janie MacKenzie in 1911, and came to Saskatoon in 1914. He died in 1947.

Arrand, Richard James

  • Person
  • 1880-1938

R.J. "James" Arrand came to Saskatoon from Ontario in 1906, forming a short-lived construction company with his cousin, Walter Thomas Arrand (1868-1952). Later, James Arrand specialized in concrete construction, working on several high profile projects in Saskatoon in the 1920s and 1930s, including the University Memorial Gates, School for the Deaf (now the R.J.D. Williams Building), the Capitol Theatre, the Broadway Bridge and the Borden Bridge.

Briscoe, Rueben Francis

  • Person
  • 1892-1975

Rueben Francis "Rube" Briscoe was born in Renfrew, Ont., and came was in 1905, farming near Saskatoon. He later moved to Wiseton, where he continued farming before moving to Saskatoon in 1925. He was married to Tillie (d., 1971) and they had one daughter, Joy (Horner) of Blaine Lake.

Canada Winter Games (1971)

  • SCAA-CSA-
  • Corporate body
  • 1970-1971

The Canada Winter Games was held in Saskatoon in 1971. The City was involved in the planning and financing of the Games, and in providing facilities. Mount Blackstrap (near Dundurn, Sask.) was built specifically for use as a ski run for these games.

Carson, Marv

  • Person
  • ca. 1932

Marv Carson was a civil engineer, identified as the "instrumentman" on the construction of the Broadway Bridge.

Colbert, Percy T.

  • Person
  • ca. 1905-1923

Percy T. Colbert came to Saskatoon from Seaforth, Ontario, in 1905 and established a soft drink manufacturing company here at 418 first Avenue South. He was still running the company, under the name Colbert & Co., in 1923.

Cole, Ernest J.

  • Person
  • 1916-2000

Ernest J. "Ernie" Cole was born in Anerly, Saskatchewan in 1916 and came to Saskatoon to attend Normal School (teacher's college). He later attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating from the College of Engineering in 1944. His wife, Mary died in 2066 after which he moved to Ottawa. They had two children, a son and a daughter. E.J. Cole died on Nov 9, 2000.

Douglas, A.H.

  • Person
  • ca. 1932

A.H. Douglas is identified as having been an engineer in the employ of R.J. Arrand and was involved in the construction of the Broadway Bridge.

East, John A.

  • Person
  • 1881-1952

John A. East was born in Grand Valley, Ont., part of a large, farm family. He left home at age 18 to apprentice in an iron foundry (or possibly as a machinist) and thereafter lived and worked in various places in the US and eastern Canada before coming west in 1905, to Winnipeg and later to Edmonton, Alberta. He homesteaded briefly at Innisfree, Alberta, before returning to Edmonton. in 1909, he moved to Saskatoon. He married Elizabeth May Melville in 1903 and had four children: Melville, Wheldale, Dorothy and Rita. He died in Saskatoon on Oct. 18, 1952.

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