MASON, Gary




Author Tags: Sports

Formerly a provincial political affairs journalist with The Vancouver Sun, Gary Mason of Tsawwassen became the sports section editor of The Sun and toured with a few of the greats of hockey--such as Bobby Hull and Darryl Sittler--and more than a few not-so-greats as they played hockey for charity, packing arenas across the country. The games resulted in Oldtimers: On the Road with the Legendary Heroes of Hockey (Greystone, 2002 $32.95). "It was the Oldtimers' stories, as much as anything, that also best illustrated how much the game has changed over the years," Mason wrote.

Three previous hockey books co-written with his wife Barbara Gunn were entitled The Coolest Guys; Guardians: The Secret Life of Goalies; and The Coolest Guys II. With Keith Baldrey, Mason also wrote Fantasyland: Inside the Reign of Bill Vander Zalm (Toronto: McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1989).

Mason left The Sun to write for The Globe & Mail in 2005.

Co-authored with John Furlong, CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics that Changed a Country (Douglas & McIntyre, 2011) was published February 12, 2011 - one year after the opening ceremonies.

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics That Changed a Country

Books:

Oldtimers: On the Road with the Legendary Heroes of Hockey (Greystone, 2002 $32.95)
The Coolest Guys
Guardians: The Secret Life of Goalies
The Coolest Guys II
Fantasyland: Inside the Reign of Bill Vander Zalm (Toronto: McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1989)
Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics that Changed a Country (Douglas & McIntyre, 2011) $21.74

[BCBW 2011] "Sports"