Jack Poole has contributed significantly to the province of British Columbia over many years. He has been nominated for this award and is honoured today specifically for his outstanding community leadership which resulted in a successful bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler. Under Jack’s inspired leadership, the bid team built widespread community support for the Games and he fostered a cohesive and cooperative working relationship among the bid’s seven member partners. Jack has spent his life reaching out to all parts of the community whether it be in business or in BC’s Olympic bid. Jack lead a successful international campaign that included an “inclusivity statement” setting out social sustainability objectives for the bid. Jack, as Chair of the Vancouver 2010 Board, continues to be a visionary for the betterment of all British Columbians.