Mark Forsythe is featured in the following program(s):
- B.C. Almanac (Host)
Mark Forsythe moved west in 1974 fresh out of London's Fanshawe College. He stepped off the 'Rupert Rocket' at Smithers, learned the ropes in private radio there, and later became Program Director at CJCI in Prince George.
After joining CBC Radio at Prince Rupert in 1984, he hosted and produced the regional afternoon and morning programs. When CBC established bureaus in Prince George and Kelowna, Mark moved to the Okanagan to co-host Daybreak, then to CBC Vancouver in 1990 to host the Afternoon Show for five years. He's been with BC Almanac ever since.
Mark released the British Columbia Almanac (Arsenal 2001) with net proceeds directed to B.C. Childrens Hospital. The B.C. Almanac Book of Greatest British Columbians followed (Harbour 2005, with colleague Greg Dickson), with royalties to Friends of the B.C. Archives. To celebrate B.C.'s 150th anniversary, Mark and Greg published a book about the gold rush, The Trail of 1858 (Harbour 2007) with proceeds directed to the B.C. Historical federation.
Mark was co-winner of a Webster Award for a documentary on native/non-native relationships and won other awards with CBC news and current affairs teams. Passions include reading and writing - with a focus on B.C. authors (he contributes to B.C. Bookworld), running, fly fishing, photography, travel and plucking guitar. Mark lives in Fort Langley where he publishes a small heritage newspaper called THE FORT.
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