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Debbie Elicksen

Debbie Elicksen

Writer. Digital Communications. PR. Canadian. 20+ Years Working In Professional & Amateur Sports. TESOL Certificate.
Marketing/pr, Content Creator, Unit Publicist and Other

Calgary, Canada

Member Since:
October 2012
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About Debbie

+20 years media experience: TV, print, radio, and Internet. 15 books, former sportswriter covering NHL. Co-hosted Virtual Newsmakers. Inducted member Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

Written and published 16 books, edited, ghosted, and project managed over 150 books; edited and project managed the creation and revamp of numerous websites; and published internationally in traditional and digital articles, newspapers, newsletters, and blogs.

Covered the National Hockey League and professional sports for over 20 years. Covered the National Lacrosse League, major junior hockey, and Hockey Canada. Wrote weekly NHL column on ; wrote and reported for The Fischler Report, ESPN/PA and Philadelphia Sportsticker, the New England Sports Journal, Associated Press.

Public relations director for a Triple A baseball team.

City of Calgary Sports Steering Committee. 18 years as a football administrator and the first woman to headman a football conference in Canada and league executive for six of those years. President and assistant general manager of a football club. Inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in June 2018.

Co-created the Internet web show Virtual Newsmakers with Cynthia K. Seymour from Miami, Florida (bridging traditional and digital communications). Guests included the creator of R2D2 (Tony Dyson), a U.S Olympic gold medal athlete Steve Mesler, digital civil rights attorney Shahid Buttar, a top Washington cloud computing expert Kevin L. Jackson, digital Dale Carnegie: Eric Qualman, and more.

Worked both in front and behind the traditional and digital microphone strategizing, producing, and managing media, public relations, and marketing campaigns. Was a member of the Canadian Association of Professional speakers and delivered keynotes, facilitation, and training to schools, universities, teachers’ conferences, speaking associations, and career development organizations.

Worked with entertainers, athletes, and musicians, and corporate and digital leaders.

@bookpublish101 on Twitter

Unique traits: Creating a digital profile out of nothing.


  • Alberta Sports Hall of Fame



  • CHIT Broadcasting School

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