ACAC Hall of Fame Inductee: Ken Tidsbury

ACAC Hall of Fame Inductee:  Ken Tidsbury

From day one, Ken provided the conscientious leadership essential to the growth and development of a quality program of athletes for men and women, consistent with the new opportunities for competitions at the intercollegiate level, and with more comprehensive needs of an expanding student population in the areas of intramural and recreational sports.

His belief in rewarding students for academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics lead SAIT to be the only college in Canada to offer athletic/academic tuition fee scholarships to every athlete in every sport.

In addition to his commitment to the athletic program at SAIT, Ken contributed in a significant way to the development of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and to the 4-West Conference.  Ken was Vice-President from 1970 to 1972 and Treasurer from 1974 to 1978.  He was a major builder of the National Championships for colleges in Canada.

As a key member of the Campus Centre Planning Committee, Ken was largely responsible for the outstanding athletic and physical recreation facilities found in this building, and he was a prime mover behind the development of a program of optional physical education subjects available to SAIT students.