Order of Canada to Percy Saltzman  - 1 May 2002


Mr. Percy P. Saltzman


   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on: May 1, 2002
Invested on: February 21, 2003

He is a pioneer in Canadian broadcasting and the first popular TV weatherman. The night CBC English television went on the air, he was the first person to be seen, beginning a record-setting 30-year stint that would make him one of our best-loved personalities. With his easy-going manner, he simplified meteorology, translating its complexities into layman's terms with the swish of his chalk. In addition to his broadcasting and performing activities, he was also deeply involved with a special needs program for disabled seniors at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.


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