Ernie Afaganis (born c. 1928, Lethbridge, Alberta) is a Canadian sports broadcaster, known for his work at CBC Sports.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Washington University, Afaganis returned to Alberta where in 1953 he joined CFRN in Edmonton. In 1961, he joined CBC Television at CBXT, also in Edmonton.
From there, he gained prominence as a sportscaster on CBC's national service. He was host of CBC's Sports Weekend programme in its debut season. He was also a sideline reporter for the CFL on CBC.
In 1977 he was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.In November 2007, he was inducted into the CBC Sports Hall of Fame. In 1988, he was inducted to the Football Reporters of Canada hall of fame, a journalistic honour associated with the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Afaganis was a host of the following CBC Television programmes:
Ronald Joseph Corbett MacLean is a Canadian sportscaster for the CBC and Rogers Media who is best known as the host of Hockey Night in Canada from 1986 to 2014 and since 2016, and is also a hockey referee.
The Edmonton Mercurys were an intermediate-level senior ice hockey team based n Edmonton, Alberta, Canada during the 1940s and 1950s. The team represented the Canada men's national ice hockey team twice, and won the 1950 World Ice Hockey Championships in London and the gold medal in ice hockey at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.
Ronald John Hayter was the longest-serving city councillor of Edmonton, Alberta, having served since 1971 until 1995, when he stepped down to join the National Parole Board. He returned to council during the 2001 civic election, was re-elected in the 2004 and 2007 civic elections, and retired in 2010. During his tenure, he spearheaded people-friendly development such as the Shaw Convention Center, the LRT, waste recycling programs, preservation of the River Valley wilderness, and promotion of arts and especially sports events that helped turned a modest oil and agriculture city into a world class capital. He was proudest though, of his lifelong efforts to promote the rights of, and create reconciliation with, First Nations communities.
Clyde Gilmour, was a Canadian broadcaster and print journalist, mostly known for his half-century career with CBC Radio.
The John Allan Cameron Show was a Canadian television variety series produced by CBC Television in Halifax from 1979 to 1980, with repeat episodes airing until 1982.
Robert Daniel Steadward, is a Canadian retired sports administrator, professor, sports scientist, and author. Steadward helped organize the first Canadian wheelchair sport national championships in 1968, and later coached Canada in wheelchair basketball at the Summer Paralympics. He became a professor at the University of Alberta in 1971, later served as chairman of the Department of Athletics, and published more than 150 papers about disability sport. He was the founding president of the Alberta Wheelchair Sports Association in 1971, founded the Research and Training Centre for Athletes with Disabilities in 1978, served as president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee from 1984 to 1990, and later became a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
Al Oeming – Man of the North was a Canadian nature documentary television series which aired on CBC Television in 1980 which was hosted by conservationist Al Oeming.
Corwin was a Canadian drama television series which aired on CBC Television from 1969 to 1971.
Great Movies was a Canadian series of mid-season feature films which aired on CBC Television from 1957 to 1970.
Ballads and Bards is a Canadian country music television series which aired nationally on CBC Television in 1963.
Stompin' Tom's Canada is a Canadian music and documentary television series which aired on CBC Television from 1974 to 1975.
Country Joy is a Canadian soap opera television series which aired on CBC Television from 1979 to 1980.
Re: Fraynes is a Canadian sports talk show television series which aired on CBC Television from 1954 to 1955.
The Tommy Banks Show is a Canadian variety and talk show television series which aired on CBC Television from 1971 to 1974.
Pat and Ernie is a Canadian children's music television series which aired on CBC Television in 1961.
Tee to Green is a Canadian sports education television series which was broadcast on CBC Television in 1970.
Par 27 is a Canadian sports television series which aired on CBC Television from 1978 to 1980.
The Jim Coleman Show is a Canadian sports news television series which aired on CBC Television from 1959 to 1960. It was hosted by sports journalist Jim Coleman.
The Stu Davis Show was a Canadian country music television series which aired on CBC Television in 1966.
Allan "Al" McCann, was a Canadian play-by-play sports announcer, who worked in Canadian football and ice hockey.
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