Earl Seitz, nicknamed "Foster" by former NHL Coach Barry Melrose when he played in Kamloops, is the "dean" of active sportscasters in British Columbia. Born and raised on a farm outside of the small village of Duchess, Alberta, Earl is into his 47th year of broadcasing in 2015, and 42nd at Broadcast Centre. His interest in media began at a very early age. In 1953, during a family visit to Kansas, he saw television for the first time. Earl and his wife Velma have two children and three grandchildren. He embraces the Kamloops Tournament Capital Brand, and the wide range of sports events it brings to the City. Earl was recognized for his contributions to the sports community with the presentation of a Lifetime Achievment Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association in 2011.