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Name: Arnold Patterson
Sport: Sport Media
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 2008
Home Town: Halifax, Halifax County

Biography: As a predominant figure in Nova Scotia media, C.A. (Arnie) Patterson, best known for his radio personality on CJCH and CFDR covering hockey and baseball, has made major contributions to many sports and venues within the province. For 60 years, Arnie played the role of journalist and broadcaster with enthusiasm and did much to promote sport and talented athletes. He has been a leader in many of the administrative and promotional roles connected with hockey, golf, canoeing, and marathon running within Nova Scotia.

Some highlights of his career in sport include his support of the Nova Scotia Voyageurs American Hockey League team. CFDR covered broadcasts in several cities across the United States and Arnie was twice named the ‘American Hockey League Broadcaster of the Year’ and the winner of the James H. Ellery Award. Hockey is a lifetime love for Arnie, but he has also played a major role in golf promotion in Atlantic Canada. He was President of Maritime Seniors’ Golf Association, President and Founder of the Maritime Pre-Seniors Association, Director of the Nova Scotia Golf Association, and an honourary member of the Atlantic Professional Golf Association.

These are just a few of Arnie’s contributions to the sport of golf in Nova Scotia and until recently Arnie was a golf columnist for the Halifax Daily News. Arnie was also involved in canoeing as an athlete, a founding member of the Maritime Canoe Association, and Director of the Lake Banook Interclub Canoe Association. He was a major supporter of the construction of the Halifax Metro Centre and first president of the 1969 Canada Summer games held in Halifax and Dartmouth.
Facts: • Sport journalist and broadcaster for 60 years
• Promoter of hockey, golf, canoeing and marathons
• American Hockey League Broadcaster of the Year
• Winner of the James H. Ellery Award
• Major role in golf promotion in Atlantic Canada
• President of Maritime Seniors' Golf Association
• Founder of Maritime Pre-Seniors Association
• Director of NS Golf Association
• Member of Atlantic Professional Golf Association
• Founding member of Maritime Canoe Association
• Lake Banook Interclub Canoe Association director
• 1st president of 1969 Halifax Canada Summer Games
Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhODv4JIVe4
Photos: Patterson,_Arnold.jpgarnie_and_pat_broadcasters.jpgarnie2.jpgarnie3.jpg

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