Federation of Canadian Poets

William (Bill) Galvin: Canadian Hall of Fame Inductee, 2014

Bill Galvin: Standardbred Communicator

"William (Bill) Galvin made a tremendous impact on horse racing in the country as a Canadian horse racing historian, poet, author, publisher, educator, horseman, humanitarian and former Thoroughbred racing official. His promotions transcended horse racing. He led a charge to bring harness racing to the Rideau Canal and expose the sport to thousands of potential fans. He started the Race for MS fundraiser to gain exposure for the sport, and ran numerous other high profile campaigns dedicated to the well-being of horse racing during his career." The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Bill Galvin: Recipient of the Sutton Spirit Award

Bill Galvin was the recipient of the 2013 Sutton Spirit Award, a national accolade recognizing him for his outstanding literary achievements and his contributions to Canadian Imprints, Vol. 2, where his horseracing characters galloped off the pages of this literary anthology, which includes the works of some of Canada's award-winning authors.

Bill Galvin: Legendary PR guru

"In 2013 the harness racing industry will need to connect with the public in a way it hasn't done in decades. Maybe the person to take advice from is a man who orchestrated some of the greatest public relations coups in the history of the sport. Legendary PR guru Bill Galvin takes us down memory lane to a time when the sport was able to make the jump from obscurity to the front pages of newspapers around the globe." Trot Magazine, February 2013

Bill Galvin: Honoured by the Town of Fort Erie

In 2009 Bill Galvin was honoured by the Town of Fort Erie, Ontario at the prestigious Bridgeburg Chautauqua Festival for his contributions to the town's literary history for his History of Grand Circuit Racing in Canada, which began in Fort Erie in 1898.

Bill Galvin: Innovation and Action

"Bill Galvin is a true innovator, and nothing shows that more than the story of how he managed to get harness racing onto national television and radio, as well as getting it an audience with the standing Prime Minister of Canada (Pierre Trudeau)." Trot Magazine, June 2014