Rick Fraser – Class of 2004

rfraserBorn April 28, 1934 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

  • In 1960, began a career in journalism that would span 40 years.
  • 'The Fras' covered major East Coast events including the Springhill mining disaster.
  • Relocated to Ontario and assumed a role with the Barrie Examiner and The Globe and Mail.
  • He ultimately landed a role with The Toronto Star, a position that cemented his reputation in Canadian sports journalism.
  • Fraser covered boxing and golf for 18 years for The Toronto Star; so good was his coverage of boxing that he was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • Support of golf far eclipsed the regular PGA Tour stops and other major events; became synonymous with amateur golf across Ontario, especially women's golf.
  • Was a frequent contributor to Score Golf Magazine.
  • Following his retirement in 1999, he wrote a weekly golf page for The Toronto Sun.
  • In 1999, the Royal Canadian Golf Association bestowed upon Fraser an Outstanding Achievement Award for his unwavering support of the game of golf.
  • Rick Fraser passed away on February 15, 2000