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Entertainment Journalist, Inducted 2009, Pioneer
Biography

Joy Metcalfe has always been involved in every facet of the entertainment business – as an actress, a producer, a promoter and as a broadcast/journalist. She began her career as an actress in such productions as Cornelius Otis Skinner’s “Opening Night”, The Reluctant Debutante, Teahouse of the August Moon, The Seven Year Itch, The Desperate Hours, Lysistrata and The Elephant and the Jewish Question. She was the unpaid publicist for Vancouver Little Theatre for 15 years at the York Theatre and appeared in several television shows including CBC-TV’s Sister Balonika.
Along with Artistic Director John Parker, she helped to establish Actors Contemporary Theatre (ACT) in the old Colonial Magic Theatre on Granville and was involved in promotion of The Boys in The Band, The Fantasticks and Arthur Miller’s The Prize.
Joy also served as the Publicity Director for the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre under A.D. Paxton Whitehead and for the Cave Theatre Night Club under owners Ken Stauffer and Stan Grozina as well as establishing The Ritz Dinner Theatre and SkyStage in Richmond and the Georgia Hotel’s dinner theatre.
She covered the entertainment scene in her columns and photographs in the Vancouver Courier, The Province as Joy in the Morning, The North Shore News, The Richmond News, City Business, Hospitality Today and 16 years as the most-read columnist in Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine.
Her broadcasting career of her twice-a-day live Joy’s Journal began on CKNW in 1987 and ran through to 2013, with scoops, rumours, stories and items becoming a daily fixture on the radio station and on cknw.com.
She’s won numerous awards including The Canadian Consumer’s Woman of the Year, The Child Foundation’s Inspiration Award, Tourism Vancouver’s Lifetime Achievement Award, The B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame Award, Variety Club’s Tent 47 Media Award and the International Variety Club’s Special Award,, the first time ever presented in Canada.

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