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Clint Ward

Clint Ward

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During his 50 year career as an Airline pilot and as captain on Boeing 747s, Clint Ward’s induction into the Halls of Fame of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada, Water Ski and Wakeboard Ontario and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, clearly indicate that his talents are indeed very special. The enormous impact which he has made on our sport both nationally and internationally has already been widely recognised. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 presented him with the Diamond Jubilee and Jubilee Medals for his leadership in Canadian sport. As a champion athlete himself, his unselfish focus became more on developing young Canadian athletes through innovative and unique training and fitness programmes which later brought many to World titles. His programmes have led the way to Canadians winning 27 individual and team World Championship titles plus 51 other medals. Athletes such as three-time world champion George Athans, and Jaret Llewellyn with eleven World Records to his credit, are examples of some who have benefitted. Clint Ward was also a driving force behind Canada’s hosting of two of the most successful World Waterski Championships to date in Sherbrooke 1967 and Toronto in 1979. Clint and George Athans also found time to co-author an instructional book on waterskiing, published in English, French and Russian. As a CBC Television and Radio waterski commentator and prolific producer of magazine and newspaper articles, his promotional contribution to our sport has been enormous. Other positions as President of Water Ski Canada, Executive VP of the Sport Federation of Canada and Board member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, were somehow combined with producing and directing many musical and dramatic productions which were also often designed to support our athletes.

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