Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Indoor Games
Organizations (2005)The Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Indoor Games committee will become the first to be recognized by a new Sports Organization of the Year Award by the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame. The first-ever Saskatchewan indoor games were held in December 1965, thanks to a Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee grant, and the Knights of Columbus became full sponsors for the 1966 meet. A world record performance by Bob Seagren in the pole vault in 1966 put Saskatoon on the track and field map. Early meets were held at the downtown Arena, with the site shifting to the Saskatoon Field House in 1980. Today it is one of a kind in Canada, attracting about 3,000 elementary school students in relay races, about 850 open and age class athletes, plus Canadian and international fields in eight to 10 events. The aim of the Knights has always been to provide youth with positive role models by allowing them to participate in the same meet as Olympic-calibre performers.