Mr. Trevor Kennerd

Biography / November 6, 2013

Mr. Trevor Kennerd, President of TKM Inc. and probably best-known as an All-Time Winnipeg Blue Bomber great, was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron in October 2013.

Honorary Colonel Kennerd was born in Calgary, AB and graduated from Bonnie Doon High School in Edmonton. He pursued studies in Business Administration and Commerce, graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1979.  In 1980 he began his twelve-year professional football career with the Blue Bombers. During his career he was the CFL Leading Scorer in 1981 and 1985 and played on three Grey Cup Championship teams in ’84, ’88 and 1990. He was inducted into the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Hall-of-Fame in 1998. Throughout his career, Honorary Colonel Kennerd contributed countless hours to public and community relations events promoting the Team and assisting charitable organizations. His contributions were recognized through the award of the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award for community service in 1988.

Concurrent with his football career, Honorary Colonel Kennerd pursued his off-field career as an advertising executive, first with the Sherwood Park News, 1979-1983, then with the Winnipeg Sun until 1987 and finally with Wordsnorth Communications until 1990. In 1991 he took up his current position as President of TKM Inc., a marketing communications firm.

Honorary Colonel Kennerd has served on a number of boards, associations and charities throughout his professional football and business careers. At present he is a member of Board of Directors for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Communications Chair for the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad, member of the Queenston School Community Gym Committee and has coached a variety of sports from the community club to University levels.

He is proud of his family’s military service as his father, James S. Kennerd, served in the Second World War with the Calgary Highlanders and saw action in Italy and North Africa, while two of his uncles also served in WWII. Honorary Colonel Kennerd’s uncle, Ivan Anderson, spent nearly three years as a POW in Stalag Luft III, the site of the Great Escape.

Honorary Colonel Kennerd and family reside in Winnipeg where he enjoys camping, fishing, home renovations and watching their three sons perform in the rock band, Sons of York.

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