Soon after his playing career ended with the Georgetown District High School Rebels and he was hired as a Halton Regional Police officer, Cousens joined the Lakeshore Football Officials’ Association in 1980 in order to maintain involvement with the sport he loves.
Beginning with minor club and high school football as a line judge, Cousens progressed through the Ontario and Canadian junior ranks to the Canadian university level, working the Yates Cup OUA championship match before getting invited to the CFL Officials’ Camp in 1998.
Over 15 seasons in the CFL, Cousens has officiated 243 games, with his professional debut coming at Hamilton’s Ivor Wynne Stadium between the hometown Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts.
- Don is such a great guy. Went to centennial school with him.
- Don was also a volunteer with our Fire Department!
-Have known Cuz for years as we played football & hockey together. We were hockey Dad’s to our sons who also played together. Great guy and friend. Only knock against him, he drank Ex!
- Was a good friend of my brother Mike. He also drank Ex.
- Well done! Quite the accomplishments.
-Don and all the Cousens are a wonderful family....
- He’s been a good friend for many years. Worked with my husband at HRPS and they both retired at the same time.
- A good guy from a great family, congrats to him on such a wonderful super accomplishment making it to the highest level of officiating. :)
- Awesome guy lived around the corner from my family his father was a police officer as well in his day.
- Went to school with Don, great guy
- Don was a Great school mate, who later helped me out during an event, when he really didnt have to. I'm grateful to this day!
- Don is a great friend and was a fellow firefighter....
- He has been there to help us when we needed him and he was so kind and caring. He is a treasure of Georgetown. God bless you.
- GREAT AND at every thing That DONNIE. O did knew him well great man WOWOSO DON you were good