The Knights of Columbus Games are back.  We hope to see you On January 26 – 28.

The Knights of Columbus Games have witnessed some incredible performances by some world class invitational athletes.  This year will be no different.

You do not have to look far to find some incredible local athletes who can compete with the best in the world.

Donovan Bailey and the K. of C. Games...

by 650 CKOM "The Green Zone

Donovan Bailey won the Olympic Gold Medal at 100 meters in world record time (9.84 seconds) in Atlanta in July 1996. He and his teammates went on to also win the gold in the 4 x 100m relay.

Donovan was a real fan of Saskatoon and the Knights of Columbus Games.  Check out the audio file above as he is interviewed by Jamie Nye of 650 CKOM – The Green Zone.

Donovan Bailey (gold) is on the left, Frankie Fredericks (silver) of Namibia is in the middle and Ato Boldon (bronze) of Trinidad and Tobago is on the near right.

That Was Then

This Is Later

1988: LaDonna Antoine, Regina – 2nd Bantam 60 metres

1996:  Atlanta Summer Olympics – 23rd, 400 metres; 13th, 4×100

2000: Simon Bairu, Regina – 1st, Juvenile 1,500 metres

2010: World cross-country running championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland – 12th

1976: Arnold Boldt, Osler – 4th, Senior high jump

1976: Toronto Summer Paralympics – Gold, high jump

2002: Jaime Cruickshank – 2nd, Juvenile 60m hurdles, 60m, and 200m

2006: Turin Summer Olympics – 13th, bobsleigh

1977: Cyprian Enweani, Saskatoon – 1st Bantam long jump

1988: Seoul Summer Olympics – 9th, 200 metres; 7th, 4×100 relay

2003: Kelsie Hendry, Saskatoon – 1st Invitational pole vault

2008: Beijing Summer Olympics – 18th, pole vault

1966: Diane Jones, Saskatoon – 1st, Midget long jump

1972:  Munich Summer Olympics – 10th, pentathlon

1988: Vanessa Monar, Saskatoon – 3rd, Senior high jump

1993: Buffalo World University Games – Silver, long jump

1978: Lynn Kanuka, Regina – 2nd, Senior 1,5000 metres

1984: Los Angeles Summer Olympics – Bronze, 3,000 metres

1970: Joanne McTaggart, Regina – 1st, Midget 80 metres

1976: Montreal Summer Olympics – Quarter-final 200 metres; 4th, 4×100 Relay

1981: Lesa Mayes, North Battleford – 2nd, Bantam long jump

2005: Calgary World bobsleigh championships – 11th

1969: Joanne Jones, Saskatoon – 1st, Midget high jump, shot put

1975: Mexico City Pan-American Games – 8th, pentathlon

1980: Carey Nelson, Saskatoon – 2nd, Juvenile 3,000 metres

1996: Summer Atlanta Olympics – 35th, marathon

1970: Bruce Pirnie, North Battleford – 1st, Senior shot put

1972: Munich. Summer Olympics – 17th, shot put

2005: Taryn Suttie, Hanley – 1st, Midget shot put

2016: Rio de Janeiro. Summer Olympics – 28th, shot put

2004: Brianne Theisen, Humboldt – 1st, Juvenile long jump

2013: Moscow World track and field championships – Silver, heptathlon

2004: Adrienne Vangool, Saskatoon – 3rd, Invitational pole vault

2005: Izmur, Turkey, World University Games – 15th, pole vault

1976: Gwen Wall, Saskatoon – 1st, Bantam 400 metres

1983: Edmonton World University Games – Bronze, 400-metre hurdles

The reference to their performance in the K of C Games is based on early results mentioned in the archives from The StarPhoenix.  The international results are from major competitions — world championships, Olympics, Pan-Am Games, Commonwealth Games, University Games — and are based on results at their first major international meet. They may have gone on to other big time events and posted even better results. The Knights of Columbus Games helped them to launch their international career in sport, and in the case of Jaimie Cruickshank and Lesa Mayes, not just in track and field.

Blast To The Past

Click image above to experience a blast to the past.


  • 1980: Adam Sarty, Saskatoon — 1st, midget 600, 1,5000 metres
  • 1983: World cross-country championships, England — 65th, under-20 men

Dr. Adam Sarty

Adam Sarty is the Associate Vice-President Research and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Saint Mary’s University. He is an experimental nuclear physicist with a long history teaching and promoting physics and science.  He has been a Professor in the Department of Astronomy & Physics at SMU since 2000. Dr. Sarty credits his high school physics teacher Norm Stonehouse for instilling in him a love for physics.  Like his mentor Dr. Sarty has spent many years engaging in community presentations about physics to groups ranging from preschool to high-school age and beyond. Adam is an incredible teacher who has been recognized with various awards, including the Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the Canadian Association of Physicists, the Science Champion Discovery Award from Halifax’s Discovery Centre, Volunteer of the Year recognitions from the Province of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Educational Leadership Award from the Atlantic Association of Universities, and a 3M National Teaching Fellowship.


Saint Mary’s University:

  • Associate Vice-President, Research
  • Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Adam’s Aplomb…

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55 Years And Counting...

55th Annual
Knights of Columbus
Saskatchewan Indoor Games
Jan 23 – 25th, 2020
Saskatoon Field House