SSHoF logoHugh Tait

Builder (1986)

Multiple Sports

Hugh first came to Saskatoon in 1932. His athletic feats in track and field, football and snow shoeing were performed while he lived in Winnipeg. As a Saskatoon resident, Hugh became involved with sports right from the start.

In 1933 he was instrumental in getting the Saskatoon Merchants softball team into operation. His organizational strengths and his fund raising ability led him to many other sports. He was associated with the Saskatoon Hilltops for many years, lent his support to the Saskatoon Five-Pin Bowling Association, assisted the Saskatoon Optimist Swim club and was a strong supporter of ParticipACTION.

When Saskatoon hosted the Canada Winter Games in 1971, Tait was selected honorary mountain builder. Hugh was associated with the Saskatoon track and field program for many years, including the Knights of Columbus Indoor Games and many Olympic and Pan-American Games trials. In 1964, he was honoured as the Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year.

In 1975, Hugh was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. The following year he received the Sask Sport merit award and was made a life member of the Saskatoon Hilltops in 1977.

** Deceased