ACTRA Foster Hewitt Award

The Foster Hewitt Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting was presented annually by ACTRA, the Canadian association of actors and broadcasters, to honour outstanding work by Canadian television and radio sportscasters. The award was named after legendary Canadian sportscaster Foster Hewitt.

Winners of the award included Bill Good, Sr. (1975), Bernie Pascall (4-time winner), Johnny Esaw, Steve Armitage (1982), George Retzlaff, Sue Prestedge (1984), Ernie Nairn (1986) and Brian Williams. Prestedge was the only woman ever to win the award.[1]

First presented in 1972, ACTRA discontinued the Foster Hewitt Award along with other individual awards program in 1986 when the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television took over presenting the awards.


  1. ^ "Bell Canada Enterprises: "Sue Prestedge Named WSN's Senior Vice President"". Archived from the original on 2008-06-29. Retrieved 2008-03-15.