Jim Dias Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
The Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 goes to Jim Dias. Mr. Dias is being honoured for significant and lasting contributions to Cowichan during his time as Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipality of North Cowichan, and for his volunteer work in the community. Click here for the complete press release, including Mr. Dias' bio.
Jim Dias was central to negotiations to acquire land for Chemainus Lake Park, Cowichan Sportsplex, the site for a new secondary school, Vancouver Island University, and Evans Field on Somenos Road. He was also involved in negotiations to relocate the Cowichan Exhibition to Mays Road. He and his staff oversaw the construction of the new Aquatic Centre and Evans Field. He helped found the Cowichan Old Hustlers Hockey Association, coached kids’ sports, is an active Rotarian, and a Director of Providence Farm.
The Award was formally presented at the 20th Black Tie Awards Banquet and Auction on April 9, 2016. Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are selected by the Chamber President in consultation with the Board. The previous year’s recipient. Bill Keserich introduced Mr. Dias; he and Chamber President Julie Scurr presented the Award to Mr. Dias.