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Date of Birth: 1947
Ken Lazaruk was born February 28, 1947 and graduated from Kelvin in the year 1966. While in high school, Ken was considered the “lazy” student in the Class 23. In his graduating yearbook, his interests are stated as “girls and getting physics problems right.” Since graduating he did not pursue physics, but rather entered the CFL. He is a Referee, Head Linesman, Line Judge and Field Judge. Wearing the sweater number 53, he refereed his first game on June 7, 1977. He has since worked 573 games and 32 seasons. Ken even has 11 Grey Cup Games under his belt. In fact, he head-manned the first Grey Cup game in Winnipeg (1991). He was honoured at centre field at Commonwealth Stadium for his 500th game. In 2006, Mr. Lazaurk was awarded the Ron Foxcroft Award, an honour that is awarded to an official who has demonstrated excellence in officiating, commitment to assisting others to develop their officiating skills and community involvement. When asked one of his most memorable moments, he stated that it was “working with some of the finest people imaginable”.