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More awards for Outdoor Canada magazine

Ken Bailey

Outdoor Canada magazine rounded out the annual journalism awards season on June 17 with even more trophies for the mantle: four National Communications Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada. These latest honours follow the four honourable mentions and one Gold National Magazine Award the publication received back on June 4, making it the country’s top fishing and hunting magazine in terms of award-winning content.

Announced during the Outdoor Writers of Canada conference in Whitehorse, the winning Outdoor Canada articles and writers include:

Magazine Feature Hunting

First Place: Hunting Editor Ken Bailey, “Buck fever” (October 2009)

Third Place: Hunting Editor Ken Bailey, “The odd couple” (Hunting 2009)

Magazine Feature Fishing

First Place: Editor Patrick Walsh (that’s me!), “The Tree” (March 2009)

Magazine Column

Second Place: Fishing Editor Gord Pyzer, “Man overboard” (October 2009)

Gord Pyzer, incidentally, also earned two awards for his work with In Fisherman magazine: second place for Magazine Feature Fishing, and second place for Magazine Feature Other.

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh is Outdoor Canada's Editor-in-Chief and Brand Manager. He grew up fishing and hunting in Bracebridge, Ontario, where he began his magazine career in 1983 as assistant editor of Muskoka Life magazine. Since then, he has worked for a variety of media, both in Canada and abroad, earning numerous writing and editing awards. In 2005, 2011 and 2012, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year, while Outdoor Canada was honoured as Magazine of the Year (in the medium circulation category). Walsh has been at the magazine's helm since 2000.

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