As a student at Eastwood, Warren immersed himself in student activities and developed a passion for Geography. He continued his studies at Waterloo Lutheran University, receiving an Honours Geography degree, followed by a Teaching Diploma from AlthouseCollege at the University of Western Ontario in 1969. A Master of Arts Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University followed in 1978.
For 25 years, Warren was the sports information officer for WCSSAA, collecting and tabulating game results and submitting those results to the local media. Thus began “Sportsline,”revolutionizing the way sports results were reported.
In 1981, Warren won the prestigious Stewart Award. In 1997, he was the recipient of the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation Award of Excellence as well as the OSSTF Award of Merit.
In 2001 Warren was honoured with the Grand River Conservation Authority Watershed Award. In the same year, he received a Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Club of Waterloo.
In 2009, Warren received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for his role as a member or leader of such groups as the Waterloo Historical Society, Ontario Pioneer Community Foundation, Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation, Heritage Kitchener, and the Heritage Working Group. The Dr. Jean Steckle Award followed which recognized over 40 years of conducting local tours, teaching courses at WLU, and being published by the Waterloo Historical Society.
For many years, Warren has been conducting bus tours aimed at attracting new professionals to Waterloo Region. He volunteers regularly at the Grand River Hospital with Joke Junction. At St. Mary’s Hospital, he visits patients in the cardiac ward. He is also an active member of the Kitchener-Conestoga Probus Club and the Christkindl Market Committee.
Warren plans to stay active and healthy and continue to “do what I like and like what I do.” Seeds sown at Eastwood, decades before, continue to grow, bloom, and bear fruit in the community.