Local Sportscasting legend Gary Dalliday passes away

Gary Dalliday 1942-2018.
Gary Dalliday 1942-2018. John Lewis / CHEX News

Former CHEX-TV Sports Director Gary Dalliday died this morning at the age of 76.

Dalliday was a fixture at CHEX TV and Radio for nearly four decades until his retirement in 2009.

More recently, Dalliday was honoured by the Peterborough Petes by renaming a room at the Peterborough Memorial Centre “The Gary Dalliday media/scout room”.

Known to friends and viewers as “The Diller”, Dalliday would often be found at the arena.  He was a strong supporter of local sports teams and athletes.

Dalliday was inducted into the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame as an athlete and builder in 2001.  He was also elected to the Pathway of Fame.

READ MORE: Gary Dalliday named co-chair of Pink in the Rink with his son Pete and young cancer survivor Tori Sotiriadis

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READ MORE: Gary Dalliday honoured by Pathway of Fame

Dalliday, who had cancer three times in his life, was named co-chair of the Petes 9th annual cancer fundraiser “Pink in the Rink”, with his son Pete and young cancer survivor Tori Sotiriadis, in late 2017.

Months later, Dalliday had announced his diagnosed with cancer for a third time.


A funeral mass will be held this Saturday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church on Romaine Street. Interment at St. Peter Cemetery will follow. In memory of Dalliday, donations to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program or Kawartha Food Share would be appreciated by his family.