Vancouver Canucks NHL Class of 2024 also includes major league slugger Justin Morneau, Olympians Ryan Cochrane and Cassie Sharpe, and Glen Ringdal. Get the latest from Steve Ewen straight to your inbox. Sign up to stay informed. Published on October 25, 2023, last updated 18 hours ago. Don Taylor is being inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, and it would be great to see Nikolai Khabibulin introduce him with the help of Vancouver Canucks captain Quinn Hughes wearing Pat Kavanagh’s old No. 43.
Don Taylor has been providing up-to-date sports news on TV and radio for over 40 years. He was a part of the beloved Sports Page and currently co-hosts The Team on CHEK with Donnie and Dhali. He is being honored in the media category as part of the BCSHOF 2024 class. The induction ceremony will take place on May 16 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Taylor is known for his highlight recaps, where he incorporates his extensive knowledge of Canucks jersey history and delivers witty one-liners. He has always been a vocal advocate for British Columbia, opposing decisions made by Toronto head offices that affect local sports coverage. Despite asking tough questions, Taylor still maintains his passion as a sports fan.
Taylor expresses his desire to witness the Vancouver Canucks win the Stanley Cup before his career ends. Being a native of Burnaby, he has a deep connection to the team, having watched them play at the old PNE Forum in the 1960s. He fondly recalls his first hockey memory of Tony Esposito and hopes to witness the team achieve the ultimate victory.
In addition to Taylor, Glen Ringdal is also being honored with the W.A.C. Bennett Award for his contributions to sports management, public relations, business development, and promotion over a span of 35 years. The BCSHOF class of 2024 also includes five athletes, three builder-coaches, one team, and one pioneer. The athletes being honored are Justin Morneau, Amanda Asay, Ryan Cochrane, Cassie Sharpe, and Richard Sokol.
Builders being honored include Beverley Felske, Dr. Bob McCormack, and Wayne Norton. The 1998 Langley Little League all-stars and the 1921-22 Vancouver Amazon women’s hockey team are being recognized in the team and pioneer categories respectively.
Being inducted into the BCSHOF holds special meaning for Taylor, not just for himself but also for his children and future generations of his family. He cherishes the thought of them visiting the Hall of Fame and seeing his plaque. Taylor emphasizes his love for Vancouver and the sports scene in the West Coast, stating that it was an easy decision to remain in the city. He attributes a significant part of his BCSHOF honor to his time at Sports Page, considering it the best job he ever had.
Overall, the induction of Don Taylor into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame is a true celebration of his passion, talent, and contribution to the sports industry.
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