Gary Mason began his journalism career in 1981, working as a summer intern for the Canadian Press in British Columbia. For one of his first assignments, he covered the last days of the province’s favourite son, Terry Fox. Gary would later work for Victoria’s Times Colonist before joining the Vancouver Sun, where he stayed for nineteen years, holding a variety of positions, including legislative bureau chief, city editor, and deputy managing editor, before launching his popular sports column in 1997. Gary joined the Globe and Mail in 2005 as a national columnist covering B.C. and western Canadian affairs. Gary is a six-time winner at the Jack Webster Awards, which in 2010 named him Commentator of the Year. He also won two National Newspaper Awards. Gary is the author or co-author of six books, including the bestseller Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics that Changed a Country, which he wrote with John Furlong.