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Outdoor Canada wins National Mag Award

Outdoor Canada has struck gold once again! Last night at the prestigious National Magazine Awards, the magazine earned the top award in the How-To category. The winning piece, the Ultimate Skills Guide, appeared in the Summer 2009 issue. A collection of articles on how to do everything from land a float plane to how to camo your man cave, the guide was designed by Art Director Sandra Cheung and written by Ken Bailey, Craig Blackie, Alan Davy, Gord Deval, Aaron Kylie, Jake MacDonald, Jim McLennan, Wayne Phillips, Gord Pyzer, Mark Raycroft, T.J. Schwanky, Bob Sexton, Ryan Shervill, Judy Wearing and Patrick Walsh (that’s me!).

Outdoor Canada also received four honourable mentions during last night’s gala at the opulent Carlu in downtown Toronto:

HOW-TO CATEGORY

* Hardwater Action Guide (Winter 2009), by Gord Pyzer

* Why You Need Slow Death (May 2009), by Gord Pyzer

SPORTS & RECREATION CATEGORY

* How Hard Could It Be? (April 2009), by Mark Anderson

* The Fly Boys (May 2009), by Mark Anderson

Congratulations all!

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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