Think you know someone who lives up to the legacy of the late Tim Jones?
Nominations are now open for the Tim Jones Community Achievement Award, presented each year to a person who has “made an outstanding contribution to the North Shore outdoor or sports community.”
The award is named for the late paramedic and North Shore Rescue chief of 24 years, and is awarded as part of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.
Last year, the youngest ever recipient won, 24-year-old Myia Antone. A proud member of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), Antone founded Indigenous Women Outdoors.
In announcing the opening of nominations, the organization said in past years the award was regarded more as a lifetime achievement award, however, “With Myia, the award shifts focus to a younger generation. ... Making a change and contributing to society does not come with age, but with passion and tenacity.”
Past winners have included Shaun Hollingsworth, president of the Seymour Salmonid Society; Todd "Digger" Fiander, who created some of the first mountain bike trails on the North Shore; and Enzo Federico, founder of the Knee Knacker.
Anyone wishing to nominate a local volunteer should prepare a letter of 500 to 700 words to explain their nominee’s impact on the community, supported by pictures, video links and other relevant materials.
Nominations are open until Feb. 4, and must be submitted through VIMFF's website here. The winner of the award will be announced during the opening night of VIMFF, Feb. 25, 2022.