Denny Boyd is a long-serving print journalist of the Vancouver Sun, renowned for his wry observations of public personalities in sports and politics, and for sharing with the public the trials and successes of his own struggles with illness.
Mr. Boyd began his writing career as a sports writer and editor and worked his way up to become a daily news columnist, detailing the characters and adventures in Vancouver. His style of journalism has been an inspiration to many faithful readers. Though sometimes considered controversial, Mr. Boyd’s columns on sports, gossip and philosophical humour have always been clearly pointed and enjoyable. He tells the true stories of British Columbians for posterity, with kindness and generosity.
Mr. Boyd’s factual and straightforward method of handling problems has been a role model for those trying to overcome adversity. As an individual, he has battled illness responsibly and successfully. His forthright manner in allowing the public to view aspects of his personal life is rare and admirable. Mr. Boyd has given selflessly of his time and energy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the West Vancouver Public Library, and many alcohol and drug rehabilitation organizations.
Denny Boyd spent 30 years at the Vancouver Sun. He has published four books, and continues to write in his retirement. In 1997, he was honoured with the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award.