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Congratulations to Jim Taylor, Winner of the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award


Posted: September 10, 2010

Harbour Publishing is thrilled to announce that Jim Taylor has won the 2010 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented to celebrated sports journalist and author, Jim Taylor, at the 24th annual Jack Webster Awards dinner on November 1st at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver.

In 1991, the Jack Webster Foundation established a lifetime achievement award and presented it to Canadian journalism legend and the award’s namesake, Bruce Hutchison. Founded in 1986, The Jack Webster Foundation carries on Jack’s legacy by promoting and recognizing the achievements of BC based reporters with the Jack Webster Awards.

Coincidentally, Taylor’s acknowledgement by the Jack Webster Foundation comes in the same month as the publication of his new book, fittingly entitled And to Think I Got in Free! Highlights from Fifty Years on the Sports Beat. This fascinating collection reveals why Taylor was awarded his lifetime achievement award for journalism as it boasts an impressive collection of his most entertaining and remarkable stories from his career following sporting events and personalities over five decades. Name any memorable event—from Canada-Russia 1972 to Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion tour—or any famous name from Wayne Gretzky to Muhammad Ali, Jim Taylor was there giving his insightful and witty take on the subject. And to Think I Got in Free! is slated to be published in mid-late September, 2010.

Jim Taylor has produced some 7,500 sports columns, 3 times as many radio shows and 13 books. His passionate sports writing has earned him membership in the CFL and BC Sports Halls of Fame and a lifetime achievement award from Sports Media Canada. He is the author of Goin' Deep: The Life and Times of a CFL Quarterback with Matt Dunigan and "Hello, Sweetheart? Gimmie Rewrite!": My Life in the Wonderful World of Sports. He currently resides in West Vancouver, BC.

For more information about the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award, or to purchase tickets for the awards dinner, please visit http://www.jackwebster.com/.