Former Huskies Coach Honoured

Former University of Saskatchewan Huskies track and field coach Lyle Sanderson (BAPE’63, MSc’69) recently won the Coaching Association of Canada’s Geoff Gowan Award, recognizing his lifetime contribution to coaching development in Canada. Sanderson shares this year’s award with Edmonton field hockey coach Dru Marshall.
Sanderson coached at the U of S from 1970 through 2004, where he led the track and field and cross country teams to 11 CIS/CIAU National University Championships and 37 Conference Championships. He was named the University of Saskatchewan’s Coach of the Year 10 times, CIS Coach of the Year five times, Canada West Track and Field Coach of the Year every year he was eligible but one, was a two-time winner of the Canadian Track and Field Association’s Coach of the Year award, and he has been inducted into three halls of fame.
During his career, he was named to the Canadian coaching staff for 54 Athletics Canada National Teams, including three Olympic Games, two World Championships, two Pan American Games, the Commonwealth Games, and two World University (FISU) Games.
The award was presented in Ottawa on November 19.

Governor General’s Award for U of S Alumnus

Allan Casey (BA’86) is one of 14 recipients of the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Casey’s first book Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada earned him the award in the non-fiction category. Each winner receives $25,000.
Lakeland reflects Casey’s personal passion for exploring the waterways of Canada’s wilderness.
Casey is a freelance journalist currently living in Saskatoon. He studied English at the University of Saskatchewan and received his Masters Degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. His articles—published in such magazines as Adbusters, Canadian Geographic, Canadian Living, Reader’s Digest and Books in Canada—have been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. He won the inaugural Science Journalist Award from the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Awards on Thursday, November 25 during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
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Alumnus Wins Literary Prize

Arthur Slade (BA’89) was recently awarded the 2010 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for his book The Hunchback Assignments.
The $25,000 prize—one of the largest cash prizes for children’s literature—was given by The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) and TD Bank Financial Group. The book’s publisher, HarperCollins Canada Ltd., will receive an additional $2,500 for further promotional purposes.
“As an exciting spy thriller for young audiences, Arthur Slade’s The Hunchback Assignments embodies the creativity and dedication to children’s literature we hope to encourage with the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award,” says Frank McKenna, deputy chair, TD Bank Financial Group and TD’s literacy champion. “It’s well known that developing a love for reading at an early age can help create a lasting relationship with books. The Hunchback Assignments is that electrifying, page-turning story we need to keep our young readers engaged.”
After receiving his English degree from the U of S, Slade spent several years writing advertising and now writes fiction full-time. He is the author of the Canadian Chills series of books, Dust (which won the Governor General’s award in 2001), Tribes, and Monsterology.