Sports Media Canada Announces 2017 Award Recipients

Toronto, September 18, 2017 –Sports Media Canada is pleased to announce its list of honourees for 2017. The awards will be presented at the 22nd annual SMC Achievement Awards luncheon to be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel’s Imperial Room on Wednesday, November 8. The recipients to be honoured are: STEVE ARMITAGE (CBC-TV Sports): … [Read More …]

AIPS STRONG ON FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Lausanne, June 28, 2017 The AIPS Executive Committee assessed the peremptory request of the coalition of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera and all its connected networks including the sports network BeIn, and unanimously ruled that such a demand is in no way acceptable. AIPS will never accept … [Read More …]

Another Memorable Achievement Awards Luncheon

by John Iaboni The Fairmont Royal York Hotel’s venerable Imperial Room was the scene of a standout event on Thursday, November 10th, saluting the 2016 recipients of the Sports Media Canada Achievement Awards. With emcee Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV steering the program to a packed room of almost 300, SMC George Gross accolades went … [Read More …]

Sports Journalism loses a Great Guy – so long John, rest easy

John Badham, a 60-plus year veteran of Canadian broadcasting died Thursday in hospital losing a battle with cancer — less than a month after receiving a prestigious Career Achievement Award from Sports Media Canada. He was 79. Badham was unable to attend the November 10 Annual Achievement Awards Luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York’s Imperial Room … [Read More …]

Canadian female sportswriting trailblazer dead at 72

Alison Gordon decided on a media career after graduating from Queen’s. Although born in New York with dual citizenship, she opted for a Canadian passport at 21 and embarked on a stint in ‘public affairs’ broadcasting with CBC radio and TV. Active in the peace movement in Canada in the 1960s she also played a key … [Read More …]

SMC Honourees For 2014

Toronto, September 4, 2014 – Sports Media Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 George Gross Awards and the 2014 President’s Award. The honours will be handed out at the 19th Annual Sports Media Canada Achievement Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The Sports … [Read More …]

Save The Date! 5 November at noon

In just a little over two months, the 2014 Sports Media Canada Achievement Awards will be presented to a group of deserving media stars of the day along with three from the past to be honoured — as well as an Award for a deserving Canadian Sports Executive who has illustrated sensitivity to the role … [Read More …]

Canadian Sports Broadcasting Legend Passes

Bill Stephenson: Canadian Sports Broadcasting Legend Passes. By John Iaboni Executive Vice President, Sports Media Canada. Pat Marsden affectionately called Bill Stephenson “Grampy” – and soon so did anyone privileged enough to have worked with the booming voice who touched generations on radio and TV. Stephenson died on Tuesday, July 22 at the age of … [Read More …]