- 1976 Sportsperson of the Year -
Henry Viney is a man who stands tall not only in his chosen vocation of sports broadcasting but also in his contribution to amateur sports throughout Canada.
Henry was born in Lethbridge on September 3, 1910. As a broadcaster, his career stretches back to 1932 when a Lethbridge hardware store persuaded a local station to put Henry on the air to talk about sports. Thus, without any previous experience in journalism or broadcasting, he vaulted into a career that has brought him recognition from every corner of the world.
Among the many sporting events Henry has covered are included a total of nine World Series of baseball, numerous Olympic Games both summer and winter, the British Empire Games, the Pan-American Games, the World Hockey Championships, the English Football Cup, the heavyweight boxing championships between Rocky Marciano and Jersey Joe Walcott, the Kentucky Derby, the Indianapolis 500, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the East-West all-star Shrine football game and every Grey Cup game since 1948. He has also just returned from Czechoslovakia where he accompanied the Calgary Spurs midget hockey team on their tour of that country.