A big crowd of family, friends and colleagues gathered in the Skybox Media/Scout Room on Tuesday morning (March 13th) for the announcement that the room will now be named after local broadcast legend Gary Dalliday.
Dalliday, who was the sports director at CHEX-TV for 35 years and, along with his son Pete, served as the Petes’ radio voice for 15 seasons, spoke about how touched he was by the honour.
Dalliday is a popular figure in the Petes Media/Scout Room, where he has acted as host alongside Don Barrie for several seasons. The 76-year-old, who is a member of the Peterborough Pathway of Fame and was recently Co-Chair of the Pete's Pink in the Rink game in support of cancer research, is battling cancer for the 3rd time.
The fourth floor lounge, which overlooks the ice, is an area for local, national, and international media and scouts to congregate before and during Petes home games. It will now be known as the "Gary Dalliday Media/Scout Room".