Ted Reynolds in the newsroom

Ted Reynolds

Caricature of Ted Reynolds

Caricature of Ted Reynolds

Ted Reynolds at the 1970 inaugural game of the Canucks

Ted Reynolds, whose career at CM radio spanned 1947 to 1956, was the first fulltime sportscaster in Victoria history. Ted broadcast the first ever Cougars hockey game at Memorial Arena in 1949 and the first Shamrocks lacrosse game the following summer. He provided live reports from a radio in his car when the 1955 Canadian Ladies Golf Championship was held at Royal Colwood and he spent many a day and night bobbing on a boat doing live coverage of the famous Juan de Fuca Strait swims that captured the imagination of the world in the 1950s. Ted joined CBC Television in 1956 and become celebrated for his coverage of aquatic events at six Summer Olympics from Tokyo in 1964 to Seoul in 1988, eight Commonwealth Games and four Pan-American Games. Ted also covered four Winter Olympics for CBC from Grenoble in 1968 to Calgary in 1988, the world figure-skating championships five times, World Cup equestrian show jumping five times, world aquatic championships three times, world snooker championships five times and 20 World Cup ski races from 1960 to 1982. Ted also performed hosting and play-by-play duties at 10 Canada Games, both summer and winter. He was a co-recipient of the 2002 Sid Thomas Award for Sports Media.


Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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