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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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…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
Published in Regulars
It wasn’t a death blow, but a bump in the road this past September when students returned to local schools. It was during this time period that we discovered what effect, if any, the forest fires had on the cycle of life for local sports.
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Published in The Story
The following is a timeline chronicling the events leading up to the wildfire, the evacuation, and the recovery process. It highlights many key moments, and will serve as a reminder of all our community has gone through.
Mar
27
2016
Volume
4-3
Published in Regulars
In a previous issue of YMM (Volume 4, Issue 2)  I selected the Top 10 hockey players ever to come out of Fort McMurray and they were in order from No. 1 to No. 10:  Chris Phillips, Scottie Upshall, Dan Hodgson, Nolan Pratt, Colin Murphy, Brian Shantz, Bobby Stewart, Daryl…
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…
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