Year Inducted: 2016
Claude McIntosh spent 44 years as a full-time journalist in Cornwall, Windsor, Chatham and Sarnia. Twenty-eight of those years were as a sports writer, editor and columnist.
Claude provided the newspaper coverage for all three Cornwall Royals Memorial Cup victories in 1972, 1980 and 1981.
He’s written an estimated 5,500 sports columns in addition to thousands of sports stories.
Claude’s accolades include being honoured by Akwesasne with a bronze lacrosse stick for support of native lacrosse teams in 1974.
In 1975, he was honoured by Cornwall Minor Lacrosse Association for his coverage.
Honoured by the Cornwall Lions Club Sports Awards Dinner twice in 1990 (for dedicated service to local sports) and again in 2010 with Friends of the Round Table award for Lifetime Achievement.
He was recognized in 1983 by the Burger King Tournament of Champions for coverage of local softball/fastball.
In 1984, Claude was the recipient of the Horovitz Plaque for outstanding local sports coverage.
He won the 1986 Canadian Motorcycle Association national media award for a series of stories on the sport of motocross racing.
And in 1992, Claude was runner up for the Canada Press award for investigative journalism.