Ernie at his computer

Ernie's "work" for over 50 years was an extremely enjoyable career as a journalist, newspaper sports reporter and outdoors columnist. He launched his career as a sports writer, at the age of 17, with the Edmonton Bulletin. When the thriving daily's life ended, Fedoruk moved on, to become Sports Editor in Timmins Ont. and also spent time with Canadian Press in Toronto. Not being a big-city fan, he returned west to learn the joys of writing and working for Tom Melville at the Regina Leader-Post. Then, discovering Victoria and salmon fishing, his nomadic days came to a grinding halt. Apart from fishing, curling and year-around golf, Ernie's lesser priorities were passed on to be newspaper reporter at the Times & Times-Colonist for 39 years, latterly as a five-a-week columnist serving Vancouver Island's outdoors sports readers. In "retirement" he continues to produce as a freelancer. Other involvements included; the Outdoor Writers of Canada, Northwest Outdoor Writers Association and he is the winner of 24 outdoor writing awards. Ernie received the 1993 Peter McGillen Award, OWC's highest honor. Today he is a member of the Canadian Journalism Federation's Greg Clark Award committee. Ernie's honors include life memberships in the V & D Golf, V-S Inlet Anglers and Victoria Fish and Game Associations; induction into the International Oldtimers' Hockey and Victoria Auto Racing halls-of-fame. Achievements include a Victoria Curling Club championship, high gun in Canada and second overall in the 1961 North American Media clay-bird championship and a 51-pound salmon.


Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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