On Nov 05, 2019 under Awards
On October 23, 2019, Jack Poole was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame during the Induction Ceremony at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
Concert co-founder Jack Poole was a driving force in bringing the Vancouver 2010 Games to Canada, leading the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation as volunteer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ensuring all groups involved in the bid shared a common vision of what the Games could be for Vancouver. He also served as Chairman of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), in which he was unanimously elected.
Poole saw the Olympic flame lit in Athens, but passed away on October 23, 2009 before it arrived in Vancouver. Although he did not live to see the Games, his work ensured that a generation of Canadians could pursue their Olympic dreams at home and continue to compete and succeed across the world.
Poole’s induction acknowledges the impact his leadership and dedication has had and continues to have on the Canadian Olympic Games.
Each Class of 2019 inductee will be commemorated with murals painted in their honour that will appear in their respective local communities across Canada.
Team Canada produced an inspiring video honouring Jack Poole. Access the video here.