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Past Presidents

To celebrate our 80th Anniversary and honour our history we were thrilled to have 14 WAB Past Presidents and guests join our Board of Directors for a special Reception and Dinner in 2014 in Banff, Alberta.

Past WAB presidents (left to right): Menno Friesen, David Dekker, Gordon Rawlinson, David Wiebe, Terry Coles, Fred Filthaut, Don Brinton, Bruce Cowie, Elmer Hildebrand, Lyndon Friesen, Vic Dubois, Tom Newton, Richard Kroeker and Doug Shillington

The Western Association of Broadcasters is honoured to have been led by leaders in Western broadcasting over the past 83 years. We have a rich history of Presidents selflessly giving their time, expertise and leadership skills to advance the association.

  • 2017 Robin Hildebrand

  • 2016 Vinka Dubroja

  • 2015 Cam Cowie

  • 2014 Neil Shewchuk

  • 2013 Tom Newton

  • 2012 Vic Dubois

  • 2011 Richard Kroeker

  • 2010 Mitch Bozak

  • 2009 Bill Hanson

  • 2008 David Dekker

  • 2007 Stan Schmidt

  • 2006 Lyndon Friesen

  • 2005 Jim Haskins

  • 2004 Don Kille

  • 2003 Dennis Dunlop

  • 2002 Mark Olson

  • 2001 Monte Graham

  • 2000 Wally Kirk

  • 1999 Menno Friesen

  • 1998 Doug Shillington

  • 1997 Ron Kizney

  • 1996 Leon Brin

  • 1995 Bob Johnson

  • 1994 David Wiebe

  • 1993 Neil Edwards/David Wiebe

  • 1992 Fred Filthaut

  • 1991 Bill Gorrie

  • 1990 Jack Little

  • 1989 Vern Traill

  • 1988 John Cochrane

  • 1987 Terry Coles

  • 1986 Dennis Fisher

  • 1985 Peter M. Liba

  • 1984 Jim Edwards

  • 1983 Ted Eadinger

  • 1982 Harv Davidson

  • 1981 Norm Haines

  • 1980 Gordon Rawlinson

  • 1979 Don Brinton

  • 1978 Lew Roskin

  • 1977 Bruce Cowie

  • 1976 Gary Miles

  • 1975 Warren Holte

  • 1974 George Gallagher

  • 1973 Elmer Hildebrand

  • 1972 John McColl

  • 1971 Tom Laing

  • 1970 Rory MacLennan

  • 1969 Ted Soskin

  • 1968 G. Blair Nelson

  • 1967 Jack Davidson

  • 1966 A.J. “Red” Hopps

  • 1965 Bill Stovin

  • 1962-64 Don Hartford

  • 1961 Norm Botterill

  • 1960 G. Blair Nelson

  • 1959 Jack O. Blick

  • 1957-58 Bob Buss

  • 1956 Vern Dallin

  • 1955 Sid Boyling

  • 1953 -54 Gerry Gaetz

  • 1951-52 Ed Rawlinson

  • 1949-50 William M. Guild

  • 1947-48 A.M. Bert Cairns

  • 1946 Unknown

  • 1942-45 G.R.A. Rice

  • 1940-41 George Chandler

  • 1934-39 Unknown