Fonds MJ-249 - Ron Petrescue fonds

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Ron Petrescue fonds

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1 optical disc (106 min.) : digital.

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Ron Petrescue was born to parents Trian and Beatrice Petrescue in the 1940s in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The family lived outside of Moose Jaw until 1948 when the Petrescues moved into the city. He first worked as a newspaper boy on River Street. He later joined the air cadets, and later the Canadian Army Reserve. He then got his start in radio and television by acting as a male model for the CHAB television program Teen Tempo. In 1966, Ron became a camera operator for CHAB television, which was bought by CBC in 1969.

Ron married his wife Rae, and had daughters Jena and Laura, and a son, Brett.

After traveling across the country and the USA as part of a mobile broadcast crew, Ron took a job as Technical Producer of NHL and CFL games in Calgary, Alberta. In 1987, Ron took a job as Manager of TV Technical Services for the CBC in Vancouver. Ron retired and left CBC in 1996. He then became Location Manager for TSN’s western broadcast center in Vancouver. In 1999, Ron became the President of Dome Productions. Ron retired from Dome Productions in 2001 and moved back to Moose Jaw to spend more time with his elderly mother and uncle.

After working several more jobs, Ron finally retired for good in 2013.

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This fonds contains a copy of the film My Unexpected Career about the life and career by Ron Petrescue.

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This material was donated to the archives as accession 18.2018 by Gayle Jones on April 25, 2016.


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The book My Unexpected Career is located in the archival books section of the archives.

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This fonds was boxed in 2018.

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