“Howe Happenings” introduced to Rope
Written by Gordie Howe Sports Complex staff
May 9, 2021
Latest photo roundup features variety of scenic and action shots
Derek Rope’s experience as a coach and administrator on the track and field scene is priceless.
In 2020, Rope became the newest member on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Bowl. His addition was very much a welcome one with the opening of the Track and Field Track on the Gordie Howe Sports Complex grounds in 2019.
With the opening of the Track and Field Track facility, the Gordie Howe Sports Complex has welcomed more track and field athletes than any other time in its history.
Rope’s work as a coach and administrator in track and field has had a focus on indigenous athletes.
He is the Chairperson for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Track and Field, a coach and administrator for the Running Wild Athletics Club, the Coordinator for track and field for the North American Indigenous Games and runs numerous clinics for sports too.
Thanks to those experiences, Rope is able give the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Bowl new insight on the needs of indigenous athletes.
Before becoming a coach and administrator, Rope was an accomplish track and field athlete himself and is an alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s track and field team.
Rope’s story in the main feature for the May content upload for the Howe Happenings blog.
Along with the feature on Rope, Howe Happenings contains another photo round up post. This photo round up has a great mix of scenic and action shots.
You can find these items on the “Howe Happenings” blog at howehappenings306.blogspot.com.
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