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John Hampson "Cactus Jack" Wells


one of Canada's best known sportscasters... started his radio career in Saskatoon in 1937... later worked at CJRC and CKY radio, CBC-TV, CJAY and CKY-TV in Winnipeg... wrote freelance sports columns for the Winnipeg Tribune... named to the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Media Roll of Honour.

Awards & Achievements Edit

  • “Honoured Member” of the MSSA Media Roll of Honor (1986)
  • “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
  • “Honoured Member” of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (1981)
  • Sports Media Canada Honour Roll
  • “Honoured Member” of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame (Posthumous 2005)
  • Sports Media Canada Lifetime Award (Posthumous 2010)
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