Tim Jones Community Achievement Award
Co-presented by VIMFF and North Shore Rescue
The Tim Jones Community Achievement Award is awarded each year to a North Shore community member who has made outstanding contributions to the outdoors or sports community. This award is in memoriam of the late and great Tim Jones, paramedic and chief for over 24 years of North Shore Rescue. It represents Tim’s legacy and serves as an inspiration to the community to selflessly help others.
The mission of the award is to educate and share the passion for nature and the love for our backyard mountains.
2019 Tim Jones Community Achievement Award Recipient: Enzo Federico
For almost three decades, Enzo Federico has selflessly dedicated his time and energy toward the Kneeknacker Trail Running Race in North Vancouver. Having co-founded the iconic race in 1989, he continues to be involved in the community and on the race committee. Enzo sets an example through his vision, his generosity, and his volunteerism. The countless volunteer trail building hours that have become synonymous with participation in the Kneeknacker have set a standard to envy. Besides impacting the lives of thousands of trail runners at the finish line, Enzo raised over $100,000 for various charities since race inception.
“Enzo Federico is a pioneer, friend and mentor, and his impact on our North Shore community will be felt for generations.”
As Enzo mentioned after receiving the award: “I think everyone in this room has been positively affected by Tim Jones in some way. It’s a tremendous honour to have my name on a plaque next to his.”
List of 2019 nominees for the VIMFF – Tim Jones Community Achievement Award:
Grouse Mountain Ski Patrol
Congratulations to all those who were nominated this year!
History & Past Recipients
2018: Born and raised on the North Shore Jay Piggot could always be counted on to show up for those in need. As a member of North Shore Rescue he enthusiastically donated his time and skills to make the team a stronger, more efficient organization. Along with his work as a paramedic he has touched countless lives for the better. He could be often be seen at rescue bases organizing equipment, training hard for tasks or pushing the team to improve on existing structures, even after he was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma in December 2015.
This award is especially fitting, not only because of Jay’s outstanding contributions to the outdoor community but Tim Jones was also a mentor to Jay and he did his best to follow in Tim’s very large footsteps. Sadly, Jay passed away in December 2017 and his loss is felt deeply by his family, teammates, colleagues and the community, which he so selflessly cared for.
2017: Jennifer Hewlett received the award out of the hands of 2016 winner Shaun Hollingsworth. Jennifer founded the organization Fresh Air Life twenty years ago, a group dedicated to introducing women of all ages to the beauty of the North Shore mountains. She created a culture of wellness and inspired a community of inclusiveness. She is a guide, a mentor and motivator. She has volunteered her time in many charitable endeavors.
2016: Shaun Hollingsworth receives the award in 2016 out of the hands of Tim Jones’ son Curtis Jones. Shaun is the president of the Seymour Salmonid Society, co-chair of the Skagit Environment Endowment Commission, a director for the B.C. Conservation Foundation and past president of the North Shore Fish and Game Club.
2015: Tim Jones receives the award posthumous, and his daughter Taylor Jones accepts the award on Tim’s behalf.
2014: North Shore trail builder Todd Digger Fiander receives the very first award, presented by mountain bike “freeride Godfather” Wade Simmons. In 2015 the award was renamed ‘The Tim Jones Community Achievement Award’, in memoriam of the late and great Tim Jones, paramedic and chief for over 24 years of North Shore Rescue. The award was renamed to continue Tim’s legacy and to keep on inspiring community members to selflessly help others.