Alberta Schools' Athletic Association

Robert H. Routledge Award

A key figure at the inauguration of the Alberta Schools' Athletic Association

in 1956, Bob had been a constant guiding force its policies and activities. He believed in the beneficial effects to adults and youth alike of properly directed sports and athletics. He sought to involve as many boys and girls as possible in sports programs: to stress courtesy and sportsmanship above winning; to consider first the health, fitness, intellectual and emotional growth of the participants.

Bob's personal accomplishments as a physical educator are well known. From rural school teacher with a liking for sports and gymnastics, he progressed to Provincial Recreation Supervisor, to high school physical educator, to Assistant Supervisor of Physical Education with the Edmonton Public School Board and finally to Professor of Physical Education, University of Alberta, with his doctorate pending at the time of his passing (April 25, 1970).

His integrity and sincerity were evident, and his enthusiasm for his work infectious. No wonder that his peers listened to his opinions with great respect and sought his advice. With his deep belief in the importance of his job, Bob combined a feeling for words, a unique ability to turn a phrase neatly, with a quick intellect that relished statistical accuracy. These qualities made him invaluable as a policy maker and parliamentarian not only of ASAA but of the numerous associations both local and national to which, as a person with a deep sense of professional responsibility, he belonged.

"God's finger touched him, and he slept." - Tennyson

The Robert H. Routledge award is presented annually in the recognition of outstanding service to the students of Alberta schools in the promotion and operation of an athletic program.

Download a nomination form here

Please contact the ASAA office 780-427-8182 if you have any questions.

Nomination Deadline is February 1 Annually

Previous winners:

1971

John Mayell

 

1982

Mal Clewes

 

1993

Myron Pearman

 

2004

Hugh Nester

1972

Robert Stewart

 

1983

Dean Rook

 

1994

Marg Derbyshire

 

2005

Marg McCuaig-Boyd

1973

Ethel Cuts

 

1984

Bill Armstrong

 

1995

Rick Haines

 

2006

Wayne Thomas

1974

Gordon Prusky

 

1985

Don Gustafson

 

1996

Larry Wagner

 

 

2007

 

Gary Frost

1975

John Takahashi

 

1986

Robert Albrecht

 

1997

Doug Bowie

 

2008

Al Brenneis

1976

Roy Gouchey

 

1987

Linda Wilkins

 

1998

Ann Rowberry

 

2009

Gane Olsen

1977

Marion Irwin

 

1988

George Hanna

 

1999

Wendae Grover

 

2010

Terry Hanna

1978

Jim Whitelaw

 

1989

John Semkuley

 

2000

Hugh Forrester

 

2011
  Ian MacGillivray

1979

Hugh Morrell

 

1990

Lorne Wood

 

2001

Joyce Loucks

 

2012
  Don Zabloski

1980

Myron Buryn

 

1991

Leroy Walker

 

2002

Glen Magneson

 

2013
 

Lawrence

King

 1981

Tom Humphrey

 

1992

Debbie Yanota

 

2003

Rick Mooney