First Name: Don
Last Name: Bauld
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1980
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Don Bauld was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 14, 1914. He was an athlete who excelled in many sports. In the 1940’s, there was no better male player in racquet sport in Nova Scotia than Don Bauld. From 1934 to 1951, he was a ten-time Halifax County tennis champ, a five-time Nova Scotia champ, and he won the Eastern Canadian title twice. Bauld also won four Maritime Badminton singles from 1947 to 1951.

In 1949 Bauld held the number one spot in Nova Scotia while being ranked fifth in all of Canada for men’s tennis. In addition to his individual achievements, Bauld also played mixed and men’s doubles. Teamed with his brother Gordon, they became provincial men’s doubles champions six times between 1936 and 1951. During the same period, he also claimed five Maritime Badminton doubles championships with three different partners.

Other Competitions: – 1945 Ottawa City & District singles champ – 1959 Senior Open, men’s singles tennis champ in Bermuda – 1959 and 1964 Nova Scotia men’s singles tennis champ.

Don Bauld was also well known for his all-around athletic abilities in rugby, basketball, and curling. He was on winning teams on many occasions.

Rugby: – Played the flying half position, fastest position on teams, for the Wanderers A.A.C. from 1935-1939. Won the Nova Scotia championship twice.

Basketball: – Captain on several teams – Played for Dalhousie Tigers and won the Maritime championship in 1933 – Played for Dalhousie Grads and won the Provincial Crown in 1935 – Played for the Wanderers A.A.C. – Bauld was on five consecutive city basketball championship teams, each time on a different team (The Wanderers A.A.C. was one of them).

Curling: – Skipper of many winning rinks – Represented Nova Scotia at the 1958 Canadian Brier with High Spencer, Alan Cole and D’arcy Sullivan. Mr. Bauld was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980. On July 4, 1996, Don Bauld passed away.


• Top badminton player in NS in the 1940’s
• Winner of 2 Eastern Canadian Men’s Singles crowns
• Four time winner of the Maritime Badminton Singles
• Ranked fifth in Canada in 1949
• Mixed doubles title constantly held in the 40’s
• Constantly held mixed badminton titles, 1940’s