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Jack Diamond’s Legacy


JACK DIAMOND was a leader in business, a devoted family man, an inspiring community citizen, and to the world of sports the father of modern-day horse racing in British Columbia. Always full of his trademark energy, Mr. Diamond had been an up-front fixture of these dinners. Space doesn’t permit us to tell the complete story of his great life, but here are some highlights.

A leading member of the city’s Jewish community, Jack was a philanthropist, and distinguished himself with several gifts to Simon Fraser University, and a donation of land to the BC Cancer Agency. He was a co-founder of Vancouver’s Variety Club and the BC Heart Foundation, a Chancellor of SFU, a Freeman of the City, and honorary Doctor of Laws, and a Companion of the Order of Canada.  

Past Award Recipients Include:  Graham Lee, Rick Hansen, Jay Triano, Gino Odjick, Wally Buono, Jake Kerr & Jeff Mooney, Daniel & Henrik Sedin, Tom Larscheid, Moray Keith, Charmaine Crooks, Ron Toigo, Steve Nash, Ryan Dempster, Bob Ackles, Jack Poole, Stan Smyl, Bob Lenarduzzi, Glen Ringdal, Greg Moore, Lui Passaglia, Trevor Linden, Arthur Griffiths, Jim Robson, Pat Quinn