BERNIE PASCALL BIO
Bernie Pascall is a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2004) the BC Hockey Hall of Fame (2006) and four time winner of the ACTRA Western Canada Foster Hewitt award for excellence in sports broadcasting.
The longtime former Sports Director of BCTV, has an extensive background in television, radio and internet sports broadcasting covering 5 decades. He performed as sports anchor on the highly rated NewsHour 6pm show and had an association of 30 years with BCTV. Prior to that he was a sports commentator at CFTO TV in Toronto.
Pascall called the play by play of the NHL Vancouver Canucks games for seven seasons on BCTV and was also the Host for Canucks telecasts. Bernie called the play by play of many other major sporting events on the CTV Network including 8 Olympics, 12 World Hockey Championships, 12 Memorial Cups, several Canadian University Hockey Championships, World Figure Skating Championships, Skate Canada, Track & Field, Golf, Gymnastics, World Cup Skiing-Biathlon and Cross Country events. He was a commentator on CTV CFL telecasts including BC Lions games and Grey Cups.
Bernie also called the soccer play by play of the NASL Vancouver Whitecaps on BCTV.
His CTV National Olympic commentary included the only live television play by play in North America of the historic USA vs Russia showdown at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980.
He broadcast and hosted more than 20 BC Games from many communities throughout the Province.
He has written a much publicized report on “Eliminating Hockey Violence” for the Provincial Government. Only two major Canadian reports on violence in hockey have been written. In 1974 “The McMurtry Report” and in 2000 “The Pascall Report”.
Bernie arranged and hosted the first “Live” Microwave BCTV sportscast from the Pacific Coliseum in 1988 and called the play by play on the first ever “pay per view closed circuit” Canucks telecast in 1970.
He was host commentator on Motorsports events on CTV from 1971 to 1980 featuring Players Pacific and Formula Atlantic racing from Westwood in Coquitlam.
He hosted Horse Racing national CTV coverage of the BC Derby from Vancouvers Hastings Park.
Most recently, he’s been producing and hosting a series of video hockey features promoting promising young talent in the British Columbia Hockey League on the BCHL web site.
Bernie remains active in other community and charitable events as a Guest Speaker, MC, committee member and generally a booster to enhance the image of sports and various charities.