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Sylvia Kuzyk’s Final CTV Newscast to Be September 2

CTV Winnipeg weather specialist Sylvia Kuzyk throws out the opening pitch at a Winnipeg Goldeyes game on August 2, 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

CTV Winnipeg weather specialist Sylvia Kuzyk will set down her clicker on Friday, September 2 after her final newscast.

Kuzyk will say goodbye to viewers during CTV News at Six, which includes a special look back at her career highlights.

“Since I announced my intention to step down this fall, I have been touched by the outpouring of support from viewers, friends, and colleagues,” Kuzyk said in a news release on Tuesday. “Winnipeggers have been so kind and generous and welcoming to me for two generations and I am eternally grateful to have been allowed to bring them their news and their weather all these years.”

Kuzyk’s career spans nearly 38 years, which has earned her RTNDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Order of Manitoba, and a Broadcast Excellence Award from the Broadcasters Association of Manitoba.

CTV’s chief network anchor Lloyd Robertson will have his final newscast the night before, on Thursday, September 1.

Sylvia’s Big Night — Weather Anchor Throws Opening Pitch

Sylvia’s Big Night — Weather Anchor Throws Opening Pitch

CTV Winnipeg weather specialist Sylvia Kuzyk throws out the opening pitch at Tuesday night's Winnipeg Goldeyes game at Shaw Park. The Goldeyes honoured Kuzyk for her tremendous commitment to the community over the last several decades, as she soon prepares to retire. Kuzyk will leave CTV after nearly 38 years this fall to pursue other interests. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
From left to right: Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher Ace Walker, Sylvia Kuzyk and CTV Winnipeg late night anchor Lindsay Warner at Shaw Park on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

CTV Begins Scouting for Sylvia’s Replacement

Sylvia Kuzyk (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Sylvia Kuzyk still has a few more months to go before she leaves CTV Winnipeg, but the station is already thinking beyond the fall and has posted an ad for a weather anchor.

The full-time position will require the candidate to do pretty much everything Sylvia does, and a number of other duties as assigned.

A minimum of three years anchoring experience is required, including weather anchoring. Having a meteorology degree/certificate is also an asset.

The deadline to apply for the position is June 24.

CTV is also hiring a supervising news producer and a part-time maintenance technician.

Weather Icon Sylvia Kuzyk to Step Down This Fall

Legendary CTV Winnipeg weather anchor Sylvia Kuzyk is retiring after nearly 38 years this fall, the network announced Monday.

CTV weather specialist Sylvia Kuzyk delivers a live hit from The Forks on May 26, 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

“It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the people in our community for these many years,” Kuzyk said in a prepared statement. “The time has come however, for me to embark on a new direction and take time for all of those things I have kept on the back burner for years. I am so grateful to all the viewers who have supported me and helped me to have a rich and rewarding career. I just want to say thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your lives for so many years.”

Over the span of her career Kuzyk has received The Order of Manitoba, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the RTNDA and a YM/YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, among others.

“There will never be another Sylvia Kuzyk,” CTV Winnipeg GM Bill Hanson said. “She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and our viewers.”

Viewers can send their best wishes to Kuzyk at CTVWinnipeg.ca.

View the photo gallery below of Sylvia out and about in the community over the past few years.

Vote for Sylvia Kuzyk in Canon’s Charitable Photo Contest

CTV Winnipeg weather specialist Sylvia Kuzyk (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Twelve weather reporters and meteorologists from across Canada were given a camera to capture images as part of Canon’s Other Side of the Lens program to have $5,000 donated to the charity of their choice.

One of those competing is CTV Winnipeg weather specialist Sylvia Kuzyk, who like the others, had to follow the theme “Climate: The View from Here” when taking her photos.

The weather reporter or meteorologist who collects the most votes online will win $5,000 for their charity. In Sylvia’s case, she’s competing to raise money for the Nature Conservancy of Canada Manitoba Division.

“Participating in the Other Side of the Lens program was an experience that really opened up a new world for me as it involved learning, exploring and capturing images of something I’m passionate about — our natural environment,” Sylvia said in a release.

In addition, Canon will be donating $20,000 to the David Suzuki Foundation on behalf of all of the participants.

Canadians can vote daily for their favourite photos until midnight on November 18, 2010. The winner will be announced on November 22.

VOTE FOR SYLVIA KUZYK

Sylvia Kuzyk Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

CTV Winnipeg’s Sylvia Kuzyk was honoured Thursday night in Edmonton with the RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award was presented to Sylvia by RTNDA president Cal Johnstone (left) at the Prairie Regional Awards Banquet.

Having joined the industry in 1974, Manitoba’s most recognized weathercaster has over 35 years experience.

Also picking up an award was CTV Winnipeg itself. The station won the Bert Cannings Award for best newscast in a large market for CTV News at 6.

The Association of Electronic Journalists also honoured Edmonton radio veteran Bob Layton from 630 CHED.

Handout photo/RTNDA

Sylvia Kuzyk to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

This flew under the radar for us last week, and we forgot to mention CTV Winnipeg’s Sylvia Kuzyk will be honoured with the 2010 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Along with fellow broadcaster Bob Layton, Sylvia will receive her award June 17 in Edmonton at the RTNDA National Conference.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who provide outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of their broadcasting career. Having joined the industry in 1974, Manitoba’s most recognized weathercaster has over 35 years experience.

RTNDA Canada represents electronic journalists and news managers across the country.

Congrats, Sylvia!

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Sylvia Kuzyk Makes Guest Appearance on Wheeler and Hal Show

CTV weather specialist Sylvia Kuzyk made a stop by the Wheeler and Hal show on Power 97 earlier this week. Wearing her famous red tam, Sylvia and the guys talked about numerous things, including Jordan Witzel‘s bushy eyebrows.

Jordan responded to Hal’s criticism at the end of the video.

Watch:

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Video credit: Power 97