Ryan, Frank – 1978

Ryan, Frank – 1978

Frank Ryan

Red Deer Advisor

1978 Bell Memorial Award

During his seventeen year writing career, Frank Ryan has been involved with most amateur sports. He started his career as a sports writer with the Grande Prairie Herald-Tribune. From there he went to the Edmonton Journal, The Peace River Block News, CJDC, The Prince George Citizen and back to the Block News. In 1975 Frank Ryan was selected as the winner of the Earl Johnson Memorial Award as Dawson Creek's Sportsman of the Year. Since moving to Red Deer in October 1976, he has been the official scorekeeper for the Red Deer Yamaha's of the Western Major Fastball League, statistician for the Red Deer Rustlers, the senior men's basketball league, and the Red Deer Commercial Men's Fastball League and a director with the Lion’s Speed Skating Club.

Since Bell Memorial Award:

1976-1984 Editor (News & Sports) Red Deer Advisor
1985-1990 Publisher/Editor Western Review, Drayton Valley
1991-1992 Marketing Rep, Red Deer Advisor
1992-1994 Ponoka Herald, Marketing Representative
1995 Editor, Red Deer Advisor
1996-1997 General Manager, Record Publishing
1998-2006 Marketing Representative, Innisfail Publishing (note: check date with Frank when he moved to Lloydminster)

Community Involvement:
- Public Relations & Promotions Director Legion Pee Wee Hockey Tourney
- Trustee, Molson's Amateur Baseball Awards Committee
- Play-by-play Announcer, Red Deer College Kings on Shaw Cable
- Play-by-play Announcer, Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) on CKRD Radio
- Member Westerner Exposition
- Member, Bid Red Deer Committee
- President, Red Deer Ball Hockey League
- Announcer, Scorekeeper, Minor Ball
- Announcer, Scorekeeper, Red Deer's Western Major Fastball League teams
- Statistician, Red Deer Rustlers & Major Men's Fastball
- President, Red Deer Christmas Bureau (Five years)
- President, Central Lions Speed Skating Club (Two years)
- Chairman, Special Olympics for the Mentally Handicapped
- 1982 - Received Friends of 4-H Award - Presented to individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to 4-H.