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Jim Coleman

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Jim Coleman

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  • James Coleman

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1911-2001

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Jim Coleman, born October 30, 1911, in Winnipeg, Manitoba was an award winning Canadian sports journalist that focused his efforts primarily on the three sports of: horse racing, Canadian football, and hockey. He was named to the Order of Canada in 1974; was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame in 1980; won the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award in 1984; and was inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.

Mr. Coleman wrote prolifically for the Vancouver Province (1939-1941), and the Globe & Mail (1942-1961) newspapers, and eventually became a syndicated columnist writing for Southam Newspapers (1962-1983).

Mr. Coleman also wrote two books, both on the topic of sports. The first book, titled “A Hoofprint on my Heart” was published in 1971; and the second book, titled “Long Ride on a Hobby Horse” was published in 1990.

Mr. Coleman passed away on January 14th, 2001 in Vancouver.

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  • English

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