Neil Sutcliffe


Kent Keebaugh presents Neil Sutcliffe with his CCNA Silver Quill award for 25 years of service or longer in the weekly newspaper business on September 17, 2006.


Nomination as follows...


Neil began working in Grande Prairie in 1976 as an ad sales representative transferring to Alberta Business as sales manager in 1979. In 1981, he moved to the Fort McMurray Today as sales manager where he remained for 11 years. Neil made his publishing debut at the Calgary Mirror, and the Hinton Parklander in 1992 and 1993 before transferring to the Leduc Representative in 1994, where he wears two hats — the position of Publisher for the Leduc Representative and General Manager for Webco Leduc.

Neil was active on the Leduc and District Chamber of Commerce starting in 1994 and held the presidency from 1998 to 2000. Neil spent one final year with the Chamber Board of Directors as past president in 2001. As well, Neil sat on the Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Authority Board.

Neil was also instrumental is starting up the CycleLa fundraiser 7 years ago which raises around $80,000 per year for our Black Gold Health Foundation in support of the Leduc General Hospital.

He has also served on the Leduc Nisku Rotary Club and various Rotary clubs for his entire career. Neil founded the Rotary Club in Hinton and has held all executive positions in this organization.

In 2000 Neil received the 'Citizen of Distinction Award' from the Mayor of Leduc and Council, and from Rotary he also received the 'Rotary Integrity Award' in 2003.


Thank you for the consideration of this nomination. Susanne Leverington

I would also like to tell you that Neil recently became the newest Group Publisher with Sun Media/Bowes Publishers. Neil will continue to reside in Leduc and will be responsible for the central Alberta region.

Please join me in congratulating Neil on receiving the Silver Quill Award.


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