Interview with Ken Winslade

Title

Interview with Ken Winslade

Description

Ken Winslade is a valuable member of the community of New Westminster, British Columbia. Ken began his career in the 1950s as a teacher, was later hired as the Parks and Recreation Administrator for the city, and eventually worked his way up to City Administrator until his retirement in 2003. Ken played professional basketball for UBC in his college years, and was involved in sport and recreation from a young age. In this interview, Ken discusses his role in the 1973 Canada Games in Burnaby/New Westminster, BC in his role as the parks and recreation administrator. Ken also discusses attitudes towards youth sport in general at this time, and the professionalization of sport he has seen over time.

Subject

Organizing the Canada Games
Canadian Identity
Bidding
Built Legacy
Unity Through Sport

Date

2020-09-24

Format

video

Identifier

CGOH-018

Interviewer

Vlossak, Elizabeth
Linzel, Jessica

Interviewee

Winslade, Ken

Location

Recorded over Microsoft Teams in St. Catharines (Ontario, Canada) , Grimsby (Ontario, Canada) and New Westminster (British Columbia, Canada).

Language

English

Temporal Coverage

1958-1973
1973

Spatial Coverage

Canada -- British Columbia -- Burnaby/New Westminster
Scotland

Rights

Permission from the SOHA is required for publication or reproduction.

Conversion

This oral history interview was conducted digitally via Microsoft Teams. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, at which point an introduction sequence and question slides were added, and the interviewer's video and audio removed.

Duration

01:04:47

Interview Keyword

Pool
Swimming
City
Parks and Recreation
Community
Facilities
School
Sports
Arena
Host
Program(s)

Files

Ken Winslade Headshot.jpg


Citation

“Interview with Ken Winslade,” Sport Oral History Archive, accessed January 18, 2022, https://sportoralhistory.ca/items/show/53.