Leslie Anderson – Athlete

Born in 1940, Les Anderson has put Saskatchewan up front in the sport of archery. He is the first archer inducted in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Beginning in 1963 with the Regina Frontier Bowmen and the Wascana Archers, Anderson has accumulated amazing records. At the local club level he won 35 medals, provincially he collected 29 firsts and seconds and nationally won Canadian indoor and outdoor championships.

Anderson became a “B” card carrying athlete in 1974 and by 1976 he was on the national team for Olympic and world target trials. I

Internationally, Anderson has travelled afar ‑ from Montana to Florida, from, Yugoslavia to Phoenix to San Juan, Puerto Rico ‑ collecting medals and awards. In 1978 he represented Canada in the World Field Championships in Geneva, Switzerland and an international meet in France. Anderson is a certified national coach and official and was 1977 coach of the archery team at the Canada Games.

He was installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on June 14, 1986.

Inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.