Near the end of his long career, Jim Coleman’s sports columns in The Province were a main staple for diehard sports fans who enjoy the musings of a true newspaperman.

Coleman’s six-decade career in journalism had encompassed newspapers across Canada from the Winnipeg Tribune in 1931, The Glove and Mail for 54 years, to a syndicated column for Southam papers, the first nationally syndicated sports column in Canada. Readers enjoyed reading of the sporting world through his inquisitive eyes and vast experience over sixty years.

In addition to working for a variety of Canadian daily newspapers and entertaining readers from coast to coast, Coleman found the time to author three books: “Hoofprint on my Heart,” “Hockey is Our Game,” and “Long Ride on a Hobby Horse.”

A recipient of the Order of Canada, Coleman is also a member of many sports halls of fame including Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the Canadian News Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.