Dr. Jack Taunton and Trustee Marvin Storrow Named To The Order Of Canada

June 30, 2024

BC Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Member Dr. Jack Taunton and Trustee Marvin Storrow Named To The Order Of Canada


Vancouver, BC – The BC Sports Hall of Fame is extending congratulations to Honoured Member Dr. Jack Taunton and long-time Trustee Marvin Storrow who have been named to the Order of Canada by Governor General Mary Simon. They were among 83 new appointments to the Order of Canada for 2024 which recognizes individuals who have made positive and lasting impacts on communities here in Canada, or who have brought honour to our country abroad.

Dr. Jack Taunton was inducted to the BC Sports Hall of Fame in the Class of 2014 for his leadership in sport medicine and science and the sport community overall. He is best known for his many collaborations with fellow Honoured Member Dr. Doug Clement, including the founding of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at UBC in 1979 and the founding of SportMedBC. He was Chief Medical Officer of the Canadian Olympic team at Sydney 2000 and played the same role for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 14 years ago.

Marvin Storrow is the longest-serving Trustee on the BC Sports Hall of Fame Board of Trustees. He was named a recipient of the Eric Whitehead Inspired Service Award in 2022. A former member of the Board of Directors of Tennis BC, he has served as a member of the steering committee of the 100 Ravens fundraising campaign at the BC Sports Hall, helping to optimize the original Indigenous Sport Gallery and the newly-minted Digital Indigenous Sport Gallery, and countless other initiatives in sport history, heritage and culture. Marvin is also known for his work on treaty legislation and is revered by many First Nations for his legal contributions in the area.

“Dr. Jack and Marvin are both so deserving of their recognition within the Order of Canada. It shows that their service fully transcends sport,” says BC Sports Hall of Fame Chair Tom Mayenknecht. “Their dedication to community, province and country has made us better as British Columbians and as Canadians. We are so proud of them for their leadership and the innovation that they’ve brought to sport. Not only are they exemplary sport leaders on various fronts, but they are also the best of people and we couldn’t ask for more as role models to the next generation of athletes, coaches, and others who have shaped British Columbia as a true hotbed for sport development, performance and achievement in Canada.”

Pop star Avril Lavigne, former Cree member of parliament and actress Tina Keeper of North of 60, CBC journalist and current ambassador to the Vatican Joyce Napier, former Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz and celebrated community activist Pamela Appelt were among the other 2024 honourees named to the Order Of Canada.

About the BC Sports Hall of Fame

Located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, the BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates extraordinary achievement in B.C. sport history and inspires future generations to make their dreams come true. As a non-profit charitable organization, the Hall curates an astounding collection of 28,000+ heritage artifacts and 100,000 archival documents representing 150-years of sport history in British Columbia. Through Hero in You Youth Education Programs, the BC Sports Hall of Fame reaches over 6,500 young learners each year across the province, advancing a mission of building outstanding community legacies by honouring the past and inspiring the future.

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