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Graham Hicks

About Graham Hicks

Graham is an Edmonton-based journalist, columnist, commentator and author.

From 1981 until retirement in 2010, Graham was a full-time journalist with the Edmonton Sun. From 1990 to 2010 he penned the daily town-crier style newspaper column, “Hicks on Six.” 

In 2003, Graham chaired the Catholic Social Services’ annual Sign of Hope campaign and continues to volunteer with CSS and Sign of Hope.

Graham founded the Edmonton Sun’s “Adopt-A-Teen” Christmas project, providing Christmas gifts for over 8,000 teens from low-income Edmonton families. He founded and organized the annual ATCO/Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction, was a past chair of the River Valley Alliance (RVA) Advisory Committee and has sat on fundraising committees for both the 2022 Papal Visit and the rebuilding of the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples.  

Graham has received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for community service, Sun Media’s Creighton Award for lifetime achievement, the Grant MacEwan University’s Distinguished Citizen Award and The Rotary Club of Edmonton Integrity Award. On his retirement from the Edmonton Sun, November 8, 2010 was declared “Graham Hicks Day” by the City of Edmonton.

More recently, Graham is co-author of a biography on Catholic Social Services’ founder Monsignor Bill, titled, “Our Neighbour’s Keeper.”