Steve Armitage, who for a half-century called some of the greatest moments in Canadian sports history, headlined the list of award recipients at the 22nd Canada Sports Media Achievement Awards. The legendary voice of CBC Sports, who handled play-by-play on Hockey Night In Canada for 29 seasons while also calling 27 Grey Cups and 15 … [Read More …]


Sports Media Canada President Steve McAllister has taken on the role of Editor for the Sports Media Canada website as of November 1. Steve is no stranger to the internet, serving as head of sports for Yahoo! Canada recently. His long association with sports journalism began with his association with Tennis Canada as their key … [Read More …]

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 …]


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 …]