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

Apr
03
2018
Volume
6-3
Published in Regulars
Don Scott spins the basketball on his index finger and then with wonderful dexterity, transfers the ball down the last three fingers, letting the ball fall off, only to catch it midair and whip it behind his back for a perfect pass to his waiting partner...his father Keith Scott.
Feb
05
2018
Volume
6-2
Published in Features
Gold and sugar are two of the main exports of Guyana. However, in 1969 a young man in his 20s, by the name of Compton Vigilance, left this South American country, then known as British Guyana, to move to Canada.
Feb
05
2018
Volume
6-2
Published in Regulars
Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) have shown the required enthusiasm and expertise in hosting major sporting events.
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…
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