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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Ernest Cameron (1912-1991)

Teacher, broadcaster.

Born at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on 10 March 1912, he served as a teacher and principal in that province until 1942 when he joined the CBC Program Production staff and was sent to Winnipeg as Producer of Talks and Public Affairs and Producer of School Broadcasts for the Prairie Region. In 1948, he was appointed Manager for Alberta and opened CBC’s first Albertan radio station. In 1953, Dan returned to Winnipeg to become Program Director for the Prairie Region for both radio and television, just as the new medium was being rolled out there. In 1966, he became the Special Assistant to the Vice-President of Administration in Ottawa. He also became an Assistant to Marce Munro, the Assistant General Manager in Toronto and worked in the Human Resources department. He retired in 1977, returning to Winnipeg in 1980 to be closer to loved ones. He died there on 20 September 1991.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, 21 September 1991, page 47.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 30 September 2009

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