At the age of 16, as a youth in North Battleford, Ken started his career in softball and curling.He played on the senior men's team and skipped a rink in the schoolboy northern playdowns.
He became associated with the Saskatoon Merchants softball club and held many executive positions. In 1961 and 1962 the Merchants were provincial champions. For several years he was chairman of the annual Merchants tournament and when his playing days were over in 1962, Ken looked for new areas to lend his support. He coached minor softball and worked with the Saskatchewan Amateur Softball Association.
In curling, Ken has been a member of the Hub city club since 1958. He has served in every capacity and has chaired several committees including the Bond Bonspiel. He holds a life membership in the Hub City club and was the Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year in 1986. He has represented the Hub on the Saskatoon Men's Curling Association and was a member of the Saskatoon Bid committee that successfully brought the Brier to Saskatoon in 1989.
His work as a builder in softball and curling led to his induction into the Saskatoon Hall of Fame.