Bernie Pascall

Media | 2019

Bernie Pascall has an impressive association with the CFL as a Television Broadcaster over five decades. He joined the Football Reporters of Canada in 1965. He was a commentator on CFL telecasts on the CTV network from 1969 thru 1980. Bernie broadcast BC Lions & CFL games, playoffs and Grey Cups over that extended period. He was a long-time member of the FRC and was on the selection committee for the prestigious CFL Schenley Awards for many years.

Pascall was a host on CTV CFL Telecasts in Winnipeg, PA Announcer for the Toronto Argos at CNE Stadium along with his daily reporting coverage of the CFL for CJAY-TV, & CFTO TV. He joined CHAN TV/BCTV in Vancouver in 1969 and covered the BC Lions and the CFL on a daily basis as Sports Director for 30 years. He joined the CTV Western Television crew in 1969 and hosted telecasts across the CFL for some 12 years.

Upon retirement as an on-air broadcaster, he continues to support the BC Lions and the CFL. He is a Trustee of the BC Football Hall of Fame and Chairman of the Media Selection committee. Bernie has also MC’d the annual BC Football Hall of Fame Induction since its inception.

Besides televising CFL games on CTV, he has called the play by play of the NHL Vancouver Canucks for 7 years, attended 8 Olympic Games, called the play by play of 12 World Hockey Championships, the first ever Canada Cup of Hockey, 12 Memorial Cups, Figure Skating, Golf, Gymnastics, Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing. He also hosted and televised 20 BC Summer and Winter Games.

Bernie has been inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2004), BC Hockey Hall of Fame (2006), BC Sports Hall of Fame (2008), Canadian Football Hall of Fame (2021), Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame (2024), Vancouver Canucks 7th Man Award, Recipient of the Milford Plaque and four-time winner of the ACTRA Foster Hewitt Award for excellence in sports broadcasting.

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