2023 Recipients

Paul Renwick Award - Graham Hayes

Paul Dwight Renwick taught at Henry Janzen School in Regina from 1982 to 1987. As a physical Education instructor, he excelled in his field. Most students found his physical education program stimulating and challenging and his extra curricular activities exciting and exhilarating. Paul’s program was recognized and he received the CAHPERD QDPE Award in 1987. Paul’s life was cut short and he died of cancer June 22, 1987.

Paul was actively involved with SPEA. He was president-elect in 1981-82, president in 1982-83 and past president in 1983-84. During his year as president Paul foresaw a need for SPEA to be much more than a conference planning body. He envisioned and proposed a three year plan for the organization and laid the foundation for SPEA to become the major voice for physical educators across Saskatchewan. From 1985-1987 Paul assumed the role of part-time executive director where he pursued sources of grant money to enable the organization to pursue provincial initiatives. Paul’s foresight and vision left a legacy for physical educators in Saskatchewan and for SPEA as an organization.

In recognition for his outstanding professional career and his unwavering commitment to physical and health education in the province of Saskatchewan, PHE Saskatchewan wishes to bestow its’ highest honor, the Paul Renwick Award to Mr. Graham Hayes of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Graham Hayes, was born and raised in Rosetown, SK. He earned his Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina. During this time, he was instrumental in the development of the University of Regina Student’s HOPE Association. As a result of the foundation that Graham set, the HOPE Association has gone on to support not only countless university students but also youth throughout the province.

Shortly after the completion of his BEd, he went on to complete his Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Regina.

Throughout his teaching career Graham has taught a range of subjects as well as holding the position of Physical Education/Health Consultant, for the Regina Catholic School Division from 2014-2017. He is also a provincial facilitator with the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit, as well as a sessional instructor at the University of Regina. He is a former assistant coach and player with the University of Regina Cougars men’s hockey team. Graham was also nominated to the Give Kids A Chance Board in 2021 by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association.

He served as President of the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association from 2017-19. To this day, Graham is still an instrumental influence on the success of the Student Leadership Experience which PHE Sask facilitates each fall.

An experienced school-based administrator and curriculum consultant, Mr. Hayes has been the catalyst to many provincial and national initiatives. He is truly a deserving candidate of the 2023 Paul Renwick Award for PHE Saskatchewan!

Congratulations Graham!