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Eric Stewart Bishop (30 January 1926 – 1 April 2000) was a sports journalist and play-by-play sports broadcaster. In 1987 Bishop was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a broadcaster.
Bishop was also briefly a horse race owner.
The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing, and First Nations exhibitions. In 2008, the Calgary Stampede was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF) is a not-for-profit corporation, located in Hamilton, Ontario, that celebrates great achievements in Canadian football. It is maintained by the Canadian Football League (CFL). It includes displays about the CFL, Canadian university football and Canadian junior football history.
Lanny King McDonald is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies and Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played over 1,100 games during a 16-year career in which he scored 500 goals and over 1,000 points. His total of 66 goals in 1982–83 remains the Flames' franchise record for a single season.
Norman Alexander Dutton was a Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive. Commonly known as Red Dutton, and earlier by the nickname "Mervyn", he played for the Calgary Tigers of the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) and the Montreal Maroons and New York Americans of the National Hockey League (NHL). A rugged and physical defenceman, Dutton often led his team in penalty minutes, won the WCHL championship in 1924 as a member of the Tigers and was twice named a WCHL All-Star.
CISA-DT, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is a Global owned-and-operated television station licensed to Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment. CISA-DT's studios are located inside the Royal Bank building at the corner of 7 Street South and 4 Avenue South in Downtown Lethbridge, and its transmitter is located near Highway 25 and Range Road 221, just outside the city. On cable, the station is available on Shaw Cable channel 5 and in high definition on digital channel 211.
CICT-DT, virtual channel 2, is a Global owned-and-operated television station licensed to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment. CICT-DT's studios are located on 23 Street Northeast and Barlow Trail in Calgary, near the Mayland Heights neighbourhood, and its transmitter is located near Old Banff Coach Road/Highway 563 and Artists View Drive, near the Calgary city limits. It serves as the master control hub for all 15 Global owned-and-operated stations across Canada.
Fred Russell was an American sports writer prominent in the Golden Era of Sports in the 20th century. He was a lifelong resident of Nashville, Tennessee and was sports editor and later Vice-President of the Nashville Banner daily newspaper. His career spanned 70 years. He published three books of sports humor in the 1940s. Russell was a protégé and friend of famed sportswriter Grantland Rice.
CFAC is an AM radio station serving Calgary, Alberta. Owned by Rogers Media, the station broadcasts a sports format branded as Sportsnet 960 The Fan, co-branded with the Sportsnet television channel also owned by Rogers. Its studios are located on 7th Avenue Southwest in downtown Calgary, in the same building as Rogers' other Calgary stations, CFFR, CHFM-FM and CJAQ-FM.
W. C. Heinz, born Wilfred Charles Heinz, was an American sportswriter, war correspondent, journalist, and author.
George Maxwell "Max" Bell was a Canadian newspaper publisher, race horse owner and philanthropist. He was best known as the co-founder of FP Publications, Canada's largest newspaper syndicate in the 1960s. He built his newspaper empire after inheriting the Calgary Albertan, and its $500,000 debt, from his father in 1936. He repaid debt by 1945 and proceeded to purchase papers across the country, including the Ottawa Journal and The Globe and Mail. Much of Bell's fortune was built on Alberta's burgeoning oil and gas industry. He formed several companies in the late 1940s that came to be worth millions of dollars when sold.
Earl Lunsford, known as the "Earthquake", was a fullback for the Calgary Stampeders and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Johnny Esaw, CM was a Canadian of Assyrian descent, a sports broadcaster and television network executive. He was a pioneer of sports broadcasting in Canada, best known for his involvement with figure skating, football, and international hockey.
John Matheson was a Canadian sports journalist known for his wide coverage of sports for the Winnipeg Tribune from 1946 to 1980.
James Joseph “Jim” Raser was an American radio producer, writer, director, sportscaster, and a television sportswriter and broadcaster.
Joe Vila was an American sportswriter and editor. He was born Joseph Spencer Vila in Boston, Massachusetts.
James Alexander Coleman was a Canadian sports journalist, writer and press secretary. His journalism career began with The Winnipeg Tribune in 1931, and included tenures with The Province and The Globe and Mail. He became Canada's first national print syndication sports columnist in 1950, writing for The Canadian Press and Southam Newspapers. He also appeared as a radio sports commentator and hosted The Jim Coleman Show on CBC Television, and served as press secretary for the Ontario Jockey Club and Stampede Park in Calgary. His father was D'Alton Corry Coleman, a former journalist and later president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. While travelling about North America to sporting events as a youth with his father, Coleman developed a lifelong love of horse racing, Canadian football and ice hockey.
Joseph Bernard Ryan was a Canadian football manager of the Winnipeg Winnipegs and general manager of the Edmonton Eskimos. Ryan was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1968, the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.
James Allen Shields was a Canadian curler and race horse owner.
James Alan Proudfoot was a Canadian sports journalist. He spent his entire 49-year career with the Toronto Star, and served as the newspaper's sports editor. His columns regularly covered ice hockey, horse racing, figure skating and Canadian football. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and the Skate Canada Hall of Fame, and received the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Charles Mayer was a Canadian journalist, sportsperson and politician. He made a name in journalism a sports writer and municipal reporter with the newspaper La Patrie, and the magazine Le Petit Journal. He was the French language publicist for the National Hockey League, and was a radio sports commentator for the Montreal Royals and the Montreal Canadiens. He later became a press secretary for horse racing in Montreal, then was president of the Canadian Boxing Federation and vice-president of the National Boxing Association. He served six years on the Montreal City Council and campaigned for the city to host a Major League Baseball team and the Summer Olympic Games. He was one of the inaugural appointees to the National Fitness Council of Canada, was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1971, and was posthumously recognized with the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award in 1985 for his career as a hockey journalist.
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