2016 Paul Carson Sports Broadcast & Media Awards winners announced
DH Vancouver StaffMay 26, 2016 1:22 pm
Winners of the Paul Carson Broadcast & Media Awards have been announced in advance of the 2016 Carsonis, taking place this evening at the Lamplighter Pub in Vancouver.
The awards gala, named after the man responsible for the iconic Sports Page local sports highlights show and the founding of TEAM 1040 in Vancouver, is now in its fifth year. Carson, who passed away in December of 2010, was responsible for bringing some of the most talented broadcasters in Vancouver to air. People like Don Taylor, John Shorthouse, and Dave Randorf became household names in part because of Carson.
This year Steve Ewen (The Province), Farhan Lalji (TSN) and Jim Mullin (Shaw TV) will receive special recognition for their career leadership contributions at several levels.
After recently celebrating five years living tumour-free, Ewen will be honoured for his Leadership in Courage.
Lalji wins for Leadership in Philanthropy on the strength of the countless hours he has dedicated to high school football in British Columbia, particularly his community service as head coach of the New Westminster Hyacks; 2015 BC AAA High School Football Champions.
Mullin will be recognized for Leadership in Advocacy in the promotion and development of varsity sports in Canada.
“All three represent the highest ideals of leadership in a way that is central to the Paul Carson Broadcast & Leadership Awards,” said Devon Carson, Executive Director of the 2016 Carsonis. “In three very real yet different ways, Steve, Farhan and Jim have demonstrated the kind of leadership that makes sport broadcast & journalism such a vital sector in the community. We’re delighted that all three will be in attendance to receive their awards in person and to be recognized by their peers and colleagues from throughout British Columbia.”
Here is the full list of this year’s winners:
Leadership in Courage: Steve Ewen, The Province and TheProvince.com
Leadership in Philanthropy: Farhan Lalji, TSN
Leadership in Advocacy: Jim Mullin, the Krown Countdown U Show on Shaw Television
Sports reporter Jason Botchford of The Province (Vancouver)
Sports reporter Gary Ahuja, Langley Times (Vancouver/community)
Sports columnist Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun (Vancouver)
Sports reporter Cleve Dheensaw, Times-Colonist in Victoria (Rest-of-BC)
Sports columnist Scott McKenzie of Nanaimo (Rest-of-BC)
Mike Halford and Jason Brough of NBC Pro Hockey Talk (Best Sports Blog/Vancouver)
Gregg Drinnan of Taking Note/TheCoachesSite.com (Best Sports Blog/Rest-of-BC)
Sports reporter Howard Tsumura for his work in covering high school sports for The Province and TheProvince.com
Sports photographer (Vancouver): Jeff Vinnick, Getty Images/Canucks
Sports talk radio host (Vancouver): Matt Sekeres, TSN 1040
Sports talk radio host (Rest-of-BC): Mike Falcon, the Outdoor Adventure Show
Sports radio anchor (Vancouver) Iain McLetchie of TSN Radio
Sports radio anchor (Rest-of-BC) Cliff LeQuesne of 100.3 the Q in Victoria
Sports radio reporter (Rest-of-BC) Steve Duffy of CFAX 1070 Victoria
Sports radio reporter (Vancouver) Jeff Paterson, who doubles as a columnist with The Province
Sport television anchor (Vancouver): Squire Barnes, Global TV
Sport television anchor (Rest-of-BC): Earl Seitz, CFJC TV Kamloops
Sports television videographer (Vancouver): Trevor Henderson, Global TV, and Gary Rutherford, CTV Vancouver (tied)
Sports television reporter (Vancouver): Dan Murphy, Rogers Sportsnet
Sports television reporter (Rest-of-BC): Jordan Cunningham, CTV 2
Sports television videographer (Rest-of-BC): Chandler Grieve, CTV 2
Television play-by-play Jim Hughson of Hockey Night in Canada and Rogers Sportsnet
Television colour commentary Ray Ferraro of TSN
Television game coverage host Dan Murphy of Rogers Sportsnet
Radio play-by-play commentator John Shorthouse of TSN 1040 (Canucks) and Rogers Sportsnet
Radio game coverage host Blake Price of TSN 1040 (Canucks)
Radio colour commentator Giulio Caravatta of TSN 1040 (BC Lions)
Best PA Announcer in British Columbia John Ashbridge
Tickets can be reserved by emailing [email protected] for $25, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society and KidSport. The event is being presented by Friends of Paul Carson and The Stadnyk Foundation and supported by Morguard, Smythe Debt Advisors and Steamworks Brewery.
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DH Vancouver Staff
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