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Garry Allison's media emphasis has always been on amateur sport. He ran a weekly series in the Lethbridge Herald entitled 'Memorable Moments in Sports' dealing with highlights of amateur careers in a wide variety of sports. His articles generally focused on the young athlete or the senior citizen. He was interested in the 'grass roots participant. In 1977, for his coverage of high school sport in Southern Alberta, he received the media award from the Canadian Federation of Schools Athletic Association. The Canadian Cutting Horse Association Trophy was presented to him for in 1974 coverage of rodeo. Garry Allison's writing for his columns and feature articles was accurate and illuminating as a result of his personal attendance at the events he covered. The amateur athletes of Southern Alberta are fortunate to have the media support provided by Garry Allison.

Since Induction:

Garry has been employed with the Lethbridge Herald for more than 43 years. He has been Sports and City Editor of the Herald, and is now the Outdoors Editor and writer of the weekly historic feature, The Way We Were. He has been published in magazines and recently wrote his first book, 100 years of History: The Lethbridge and District Exhibition.

Awards:

  • Thomson Newspaper national and regional award for outstanding editorial achievement
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada - for his coverage
  • Chinook Tourism award - for his coverage
  • Lethbridge Fish and Game Association Award
  • Alberta Fish and Game Association Award

He is a member of the Headdress Society on the Blood Reserve and received the Blackfoot name of Eagle Wing from Peigan Elders during a naming ceremony at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.