1) Began officiating in Calgary in the mid 70s after returning from work in Brazil.
2) Have served on the CBOA Executive in various capacities including President, but more often in Educational or Evaluation roles.
3) Similarly have served in various capacities with the ABOA & am currently the appointed Provincial Supervisor.
4) Nationally, I have served on the CABO Executive for 4 years as Secretary/Treasurer & for 4 years as Education Officer.
5) I have been a member of the National Panel of Evaluators for about 15 to 20 years.
6) Officiated primarily in Calgary at all levels of play - recreation leagues, Jr. High, High School, Junior College & University.
7) Worked as an on-floor official in 5 National Championships & as an A/E in I believe about 10 National Championships.
8) In Calgary, I was honoured to have an award named after me for officiating excellence at the High School level.
9) In 1995, I received a Calgary Booster Club Award as an Honoured Athletic Leader.
10) Have been a Clinician or Staff member at all CABO Camps since their inception.
Fred has completed his 47th year in basketball officiating starting in 1964 in West Germany where he officiated in international military and high school play.
He has been with the EBOA/ABOA for 30 years.
During his years with the Edmonton Basketball Officials Association 69-73, 81-86 and 1989 to the present he has held positions on the Executive which have included Junior Development Officer, Secretary, Assignor, Education officer, as well as have being on the ACAC Mens list. He has been the assignor/evaluator for Alberta Sumer Games in Grande Prairie, as well as the Arctic Winter Games in Ft McMurray. He was the recipient of several EBOA awards and is an honorary member of the Edmonton Board.
He has been the assignor/evaluator at the ACAC, CIS and several high school provincial levels as well conducted clinics on behalf of the ABOA, BA and the EBOA in over 30 different locations within Alberta as well as Whitehorse and Yellowknife.
Provincially Fred has been active as a member of the ABOA Executive for 5 years where he was the treasurer for three years and the Provincial Interpreter for two years and worked for Basketball Alberta for a term.
Fred was not only active in the in Alberta basketball community. During his time in Kamloops (1973- 76) he was the Assignor and Co-Education Officer with the Kamloops Basketball Officials Association. While in Ontario, he was the Assignor and Co-Education officer with the Renfrew Board of Officials in 1976 - 81 in Pembroke. While in Cyprus and the Golan HeightsAs on two peace keeping missions where he officiated international military ball. In 1988-89 while in St Johns he was the Co-Assignor with the Nfld Basketball Officials Association.
Fred has also been active in officiating Wheelchair basketball. Attending the Spitfire Challenge three times, once as an Edmonton representative with the EBOA and twice from Ontario. He officiated the Men’s Bronze medal game twice and did the Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Bronze in Edmonton 94 and was the Referee in Chief at Canadian Nationals in Edmonton in the early 90's.
Over his career, he has coached at 4 different High Schools in Calgary, & successfully balanced that with his passion for officiating. He began refereeing in 1981, & has worked in several City High School Championship games & two 4A Provincial Championships. He was also a member of the ACAC Panel of officials in Alberta & worked at the CWUAA level (now CIS) for several years.
But this individual's contributions to the game of basketball & officiating go far beyond his work on the floor. Over the years, he has served on his local board's (CBOA) executive in various capacities, as well as in several provincial (ABOA) capacities including President. He was also a President & Past President of Basketball Alberta & has served in a Vice Presidential capacity with Basketball Canada. And with all of that, he still found the time to serve as the Program Coordinator for Officials with both Basketball Alberta & the ABOA.
Though retired from active refereeing, he continues to be extremely active with both his local & provincial boards. He is the WebMaster for both organizations & is currently a member of both the CBOA's & the ABOA's Panel of Evaluators. He is also a gifted Clinician & "GO - TO" guy for rules interpretations. He continues to be a tremendous asset to younger officials as a mentor & support person. In addition, he is currently assisting with the Assigning of games in Calgary.
This individual, for obvious reasons, has been recognized for his contribution to the game by both his coaching & officiating peers as follows:
1) One of the former High School basketball divisions in the City of Calgary used to bear his name
2) The Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association annually awards the Ken Runquist Excellence in Coaching in a Female Program Award
2) One of the CBOA's annual awards is aptly named the "Ken Runquist Love of the Game" award.
After coaching high school basketball for nearly a decade Mike joined the officiating ranks in the early 1980’s.
He rose quickly through the ranks and quickly found himself officiating CW games.
Mike was elected to numerous positions within the SABOA including education and evaluation.
Provincially Mike held the position of VP. One of Mike’s initiatives was to encourage boards to recognize the long service of their members. Many boards took advantage and presented long service pins to members at local meetings and other events.
Mike has served as a provincial evaluator for both ASAA provincials as well at the ACAC level. He was also a CW observer during the first years of the panel.
1) Began officiating at age 14. Officiated Minor Basketball in the city of Calgary about 44 years ago. There wasn`t much minor basketball to officiate in those days. Only what was called Bantam and Bantam Grad leagues. They only played games on Saturdays.
2) Played and officiated throughout High School, while developing good relationships with local officials. My Mentors were the people who encouraged me to continue in this business of officiating. People like RICK PATTERSON, ROGER TAKOAKA, and DOUG CASSIE. These people were the TOPS in Calgary.
3) After injuries ended my playing career, I turned to officiating more and more (officiating is much easier on your body than playing, no cutting or quick changing of direction, only running in straight lines). My first knee operation and Michael Weiland are the exact same age.
4) Learned HOW to officiate from the above mentioned Mentors and many others in our Association, CBOA. More leagues were developing in Calgary, hence more games at all levels to officiate. DID THEM ALL
5) Officiated Junior High, High school, and all the recreation leagues in town. Pay was about $6.00 to $10.00 per game. We usually drank more than that, after the games in the bar.
6) Started to officiate at the College and at that time, CIAU levels (about 1980). Exact dates are hard to remember when you are old.
7) Was local assignor for many years when ALL ASSIGNING was done over the phone. (WHAT THE HELL WAS A COMPUTER). I went NOWHERE without my assignment sheets. Everyone who knew me then remembers how my binder was attached to my hip.
8) After I could no longer officiate, I started to Evaluate, locally at first, then provincially and for the last 10 years have been on the National Panel of Evaluators for CABO. I have evaluated at least one National Tournament every year that I have been on the Panel.
9) In the local Association, I currently have some SERVICE AWARDS named after me. A Great Honour.
10) Clinician for many local Rookie Camps and staff member at a few CABO Camps.