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February 10, 2015

Dr. Sport: Gino Odjick gets standing ovation at Jack Diamond gala. Read more...

February 3, 2015

Gino Odjick, this year's recipient of the  the prestigious Jack Diamond Award from the Jewish Community Centre, finds reasons to smile as ‘brother’ helps him battle on.  Read full story...

October 3, 2014
Organizers of the 22nd annual JCC Sports Dinner hit a home run by acquiring guest speaker Frank Caliendo, comedian, actor, impressionist and commentator for their Feb. 4 date at the Hyatt Regency.

November 24, 2013
Buono headed to hallowed Hall

Wally Buono will be honoured next year for a career that has led him to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame because of his ability to build a CFL team, but isn't quite as precise when it comes to mapping out his own future with the B.C. Lions. Read more...

September 6, 2013
End Zone

Organizers of the 21st annual JCC Sports Dinner on Feb. 13 are justifiably proud to announce Emmitt Smith as guest speaker on the night Wally Buono receives the Jack Diamond Award. You can bet that B. C. Football Hall of Famer Larry Reda will be in attendance. Reda is back for a second stint as president of Football BC after being involved in local grid circles for 60 years as a player, coach and administrator.  >>


August 16, 2013
Summertime of Philantropy

JCC teen campers learn about giving, non-profits and leadershop.
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June 27, 2013
The Best of the Wally Buono Era

... The leader in career Lions coaching wins has overseen a remarkable resurgence on and off the field of course. Detractors can reasonably suggest his teams should have been more successful, but the fact remains Buono's two Grey Cup wins is still one better than any other coach in Lions history. It is among the reasons why the 63-year-old will be honoured by the Jewish Community Centre of Vancouver as the 2014 recipient of the Jack Diamond Sports Personality of the Year award.  Read more...