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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.

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Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
Published in Regulars
Annik Nayler Professional football player, firefighter, boxing coach, Occupational Health and Safety Officer, extreme sports TV show host, fisherman, multi-sport athlete, fitness champion, bikini model, moose caller… hold a second… Bikini Model?
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
Published in Features
READY OR NOT, it’s time to open a big can of worms with the daunting query, “Who is the best hockey player, ever to come out of Fort McMurray?” We are not talking should have, would have, or could have hockey wannabes or new arrivals who had a cup of…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
Published in Features
By all accounts the High Plains Baseball Extra Innings Dinner and Silent Auction held November 17, 2015, was a great success. Silent auction items included an autograph of baseball icon Babe Ruth and signatures from legends Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig. Signing autographs of their own were Toronto Blue Jays…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
Published in Features
His nickname when he played basketball was “Lunch Bucket.” “I was a workhorse, who played hard and had the mentality of the 9-to-5 guy going to the steel mill with a lunch bucket in hand,” said Lunzaya Nlandu, head coach of the Keyano Huskies men’s basketball team. “When I came…
Nov
27
2015
Volume
4-1
Published in Regulars
Fort McMurray’s Own Hockey Heroes The town of Viking, Alberta achieved notoriety during the 1970s and 1980s when six brothers from the Sutter family made the grade to play in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Jul
28
2015
Volume
3-5
Published in Features
It is in our genetic makeup. It is in our name. When it comes to the hosting of world-class sporting events, Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo comes about it honestly. William McMurray, the namesake of Fort McMurray, was a sportsman in every sense of the word.…
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