CURTIS J PHILLIPS

CURTIS J PHILLIPS

Curtis J. Phillips has been a sports journalist in print/electronic mediums since 1976. A strong advocate of volunteerism, he is a founding father of numerous local events and organizations including the Challenge Cup and Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. Phillips is also recognized internationally as a sports historian.

All posts by CURTIS J PHILLIPS

Nov
23
2017
Volume
6-1
Published in Regulars
Cory Pye was only four years old when his father Neil Pye died. “He was fixing a car and it rolled and crushed his chest,” recalled Cory of the tragedy, which happened in his hometown of North Sydney, Nova Scotia. “He later died in hospital of complications from pneumonia.”
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Published in Arts & Culture
The 2018 summer movie season is shaping-up as the silver screen’s new golden age in Fort McMurray arrives with a slate of highly anticipated sequels to blockbuster such as The Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; with the debut of Landmark Cinemas 8 at Phase 1 of The Commons…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Published in Sports & Recreation
“Today we are proud to announce the birth of the Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame which will honour the history of sport in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo....in particular those sports individuals and teams who have achieved extraordinary distinction to the development and advancement of sport. “In cooperation…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Published in Regulars
Fort McMurray-born Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage may be only a few strikes away from attending the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (2020 Summer Olympics) in Tokyo, Japan. Her sport of choice? Softball.
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
Published in Regulars
There have been countless unique sports personalities in our community over the years. Their stories jump out and captivate. Here are just three. The name Arthur Taylor is rarely mentioned in local sports, yet he may be one of our greatest athletes ever.
May
23
2017
Volume
5-4
Published in Features
Beginning his job as General Manager of the Fort McMurray Golf Club (FMGC)  April 1, 2016, it was no belated April Fool’s for Michael Gillan when The Beast (Fire 9, MWF-009, Horse Creek Fire) came into his and our world Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
May
23
2017
Volume
5-4
Published in Features
Arriving in town in 1973 from Nova Scotia, Ches Dicks became a community leader and the ultimate volunteer. He gave of his time to emcee numerous events and was president of various local adult leagues, be it gentlemen’s hockey or men’s fastball. He was also the Founding Father of the…
May
23
2017
Volume
5-4
Published in Regulars
Don’t be surprised one day if you see Tom Keca driving the Zamboni out onto the ice at the Casman Centre. Why not?
Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
Back in prehistoric times, while learning to walk upright, man lived in a cave. Huddled around the fire, a family unit would have etchings on the wall as a sense of décor. Thousands of years later, man still has his cave, as in man cave.
Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
Salty, sour, spicy and sweet. These are the four S’s when it comes to Filipino cuisine. When it comes to Ruel Altares, add on a fifth S… S as in Smiles! All smiles…for Altares and those about to appease the taste buds as the longtime Fort McMurray resident enjoys cooking…
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