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By J.J. Adams Oct 07, 2021  •  The Province
On Thursday morning, 12 more legendary figures were inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
Sportswriter Steve Ewen one of five recipients of the Eric Whitehead Inspired Service Award, named after the former Province sports editor and columnist.
On Thursday evening, Vancouver Province scribe Steve Ewen joined what he self-deprecatingly called “the undercard,” joining five others as recipients of the Eric Whitehead Inspired Service Award. In its fourth year of being awarded, it was named after the former Province sports editor and columnist who was instrumental in the founding of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2010, Ewen was diagnosed with a solitary plasmacytoma , a type of blood cancer, and needed two rods and 15 screws to be inserted into his back and neck. In a six-month hospital stay, he had eight back surgeries, leaving his spine fused from his neck to the middle of his back. The cancer returned in 2017, when he had a stem cell transplant.