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Don Taylor inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame

After nearly 40 years as a sports broadcaster in B.C., Don Taylor is heading into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Don Taylor will be part of the BC Sports Hall of Fame's class of 2024

For many B.C. sports fans, Don Taylor's voice is embedded in their brains.

Whether it was as the host of Sports Page in the eighties and nineties or Sportsnet Connected in the 2000s and 2010s, Vancouver Canucks highlights weren't the same without Taylor's rapid-fire delivery and encyclopedic memory of obscure trivia. Various Taylorisms are now a part of the sports lexicon, such as Nikolay Khabibulin making saves with his left Khabi — or was it his right Bulin? — or taking advantage of any opportunity to use the word "brouhaha." 

He also spent years as a radio host on the Team/TSN 1040 and continues to cover the Canucks on ChekTV's Donnie and Dhali show with Rick Dhaliwal. 

That means Don Taylor has been part of the Vancouver sports media landscape for nearly 40 years, influencing new generations of sports broadcasters and writers along the way — yours truly among them.

It's a fitting honour, then, that Taylor will be inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2024.

The Donnie and Dhali Show broadcasted the announcement of Taylor's induction and shared what sets him apart as a broadcaster.


Congratulations for Taylor's induction poured out from around Vancouver after the announcement.

Taylor made a massive impact in B.C. and his induction is well deserved. This 2014 countdown of Don Taylor's Top 5 Moments is a fantastic burst of nostalgia.

Along with Taylor, the 2024 inductees into the BC Sports Hall of Fame are golfer Richard Zokol, swimmer Ryan Cochrane, freestyle skiier Cassie Sharpe, baseball players Justin Morneau and Amanda Asay, baseball coach Wayne Norton, founder of B.C. ringette Beverley Felske, Olympic medical officer Dr. Bob McCormack, W.A.C. Bennett Award winner Glen Ringdal, the 1921-22 Vancouver Amazons, and the 1998 Langley Little League All Stars Baseball Team.