Media Recognition

In 2000, the ASAA introduced a media recognition award to be presented annually at the ASAA’s Annual General Meeting during the Routledge Award Dinner.

Nominations are due April 1, Annually for the next Media Recognition Award

This award is designed to recognize individuals in the media who have made a consistent effort to highlight school athletics in their reporting. As there is generally not a great deal of coverage of high school sports in the media, the Executive felt it important to draw attention to those print, radio or TV journalists who make the effort to recognize high school student athletes, coaches and schools.

In submitting your nomination, please comment on why you are nominating the person, taking the following into consideration: the nominee has consistently gone above and beyond in drawing attention to and supporting high school athletics issues through their articles/submissions.



Your name and school

Name and employer of nominee (i.e., media agency)

Include relevant articles, testimonials or references

Deadline: April 1, Annually



Mail: ASAA, 11759 Groat Rd Edmonton AB T5M 3K6

Fax: 780-415-1833

Adjudication: The ASAA Executive Committee will adjudicate this award

  • 2015
    Paul Frey
    Media: Didsbury Review
  • 2014
    Frank McTighe
    Media: Fort MacLeod Gazette
  • 2013
    Sean Rooney
    Media: Medicine Hat News
  • 2012
    Ann Harvey
    Media: Mayerthorpe Freelancer
  • 2011
    Carson Papke
    Media: Eckville Echo
  • 2010
    Bruce Campbell
    Media: Okotoks Western Wheel
  • 2009
    Rhys Kelso
    Media: Hinton Highlander
  • 2008
    Treen Mielke
    Media: Eckville Echo (now with the Red Deer Express)
  • 2008
    Greg Price
    Media: Taber Times
  • 2007
    Marty Baceda
    Media: Global Sports Lethbridge
  • 2006
    Danny Rode
    Media: Red Deer Advocate
  • 2005
    Lauren MacGillivray
    Media: Calgary Herald
  • 2004
    Jules Xavier
    Media: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser
  • 2003
    Bruce Parker
    Media: Brooks Bulletin
  • 2002
    Richard Wright
    Media: Fort McMurray Today
  • 2001
    David Wells
    Media: Lethbridge Herald
  • 2000
    John Short
    Media: Edmonton Journal; Any Sport Any Time Radio