2012 Howie Starkman

For almost half a century – 36 of those years as an original member of the Toronto Blue Jays staff – Howie Starkman was been a pioneer in media relations. He is respected, thorough, dedicated to the Blue Jays now and the Toronto Maple Leafs before that. He did his tasks effectively for his clubs … [Read More …]

President’s Award 2013 – Dick Grimm

Members of Canada’s sports media along with media and golf fans around the world were saddened by news of the recent death of one of the most dynamic and influential figures in the sport in Canada … Dick Grimm. Where does one begin with Dick Grimm’s accomplishments? The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member was … [Read More …]

2011 – Lloyd Robertson

For 60 years, Lloyd Robertson put his own unique mark on the biggest events around the world with that iconic baritone voice and a demeanor that inspired trust among Canadians watching the news. Over those six decades, Robertson has been one of the faces – and voices – informing and touching people across the country … [Read More …]

2010 Dick Bradbeer

He is one of the most admired, respected and well liked gentleman the world of Canadian sports media/public relations/marketing/promotions has ever known. And regardless of the enormous responsibilities he’s had throughout his career, Dick Bradbeer has made the time to volunteer his services to the likes of the Conn Smythe Dinner Committee, the Mississauga Sports … [Read More …]

2009 Tom Anselmi

Tom Anselmi the Executive Vice President and COO of the giant sports management enterprise Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Anselmi was a key figure in the creation and growth of Toronto FC a new franchise in the Major League Soccer organization which is leading soccer to greater prominence in North America. Tom is responsible for … [Read More …]

2009 TSN – 25 Great Years

TSN’s leadership in presenting a diversity of sports coverage on Canadian cable television was recognized  by the presentation of one of the first two Sports Media Canada President’s Awards. Steve McAllister (left) Sports Media Canada president, was highly complimentary in his remarks when handing over the Award to TSN President Phil King during the 2009 … [Read More …]