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Riders mourning the loss of past presidents Dick Rendek & Keith Critchley

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are mourning the loss of two of the club’s past presidents, Dick Rendek (1982 to 1984) and Keith Critchley (1985 to 1986) in the last week.

“As we head into our 110th Anniversary Season, we reflect on our history and the many influential leaders who have helped us get to where we are today. Dick Rendek and Keith Critchley, along with Gord Staseson who passed away last October, made significant contributions to the Club that we will be forever grateful for,” said president and CEO Craig Reynolds

“We would not be as strong as an organization as we are today without the contributions of these three men and we are honoured to have them as a part of our history.  All of Rider Nation mourns the loss of these three community leaders and send our deepest condolences to their families.”

Rendek remained involved with the Riders past his presidency, becoming Chair of the Grey Cup organizing committee in 1995. As the Chair, he was responsible for bringing the Grey Cup to Saskatchewan for the first time in CFL history.

Critchley saw the team through difficult times financially and through challenging seasons on the field. He remained on the Club’s Management Committee and was rewarded for his leadership through some trying years with a Grey Cup ring in 1989.


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