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

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…
Mar
20
2017
Volume
5-3
Published in Regulars
From The Beast to The Best: YMM Fort McMurray Sports Awards 2016 Better late than never.
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
Published in Regulars
When Dwayne Vigilance and Ian Diaz were in high school they weighed 175 pounds and 125 pounds respectively. Now a bit older, Vigilance 43 and Diaz age 40 at this writing, Vigilance carries 220 pounds on his 5-foot-8 frame and Diaz 155 pounds on a 5-foot-5 frame. Getting older will…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
Published in Features
“We get to meet a lot of moms in the (Fort McMurray) community and we get to support them in one of the most transitional experiences they have in their lifetime. I love doing this.” —Karla Buffalo, Head Doula of the Higher Health Doula Cooperative Doula. For many, the question…
Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in Regulars
Annie Oakley is perhaps the best-known women sharpshooter in history. Touring with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show starting in 1885, it was said that her best trick was, “to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using…
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