Born: February 28, 1931 (North Battleford, Saskatchewan)
Died: June 19, 2014 (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Member: Saskatoon (Sask.) Sports Hall of Fame (1988)
Ken Rowley joined the Hub City curling club in Saskatoon, Sask., in 1958, the start of several decades work in promoting the sport. He was part of the bid committee that brought the Brier to Saskatoon in 1989.
Rowley was also a builder in the sport of softball. He played for the Saskatoon Merchants teams that won provincial championships in 1961 and ’62. He then retired as a player to take up executive duties. He chaired the team’s annual tournament for many years, while becoming a well-known minor coach and a volunteer with the Sakatchewan Amateur Softball Association.
For his work in promoting softball and curling, Rowley was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.
Rowley worked for 35 years as an industrial laboratory technician for Sask Power.