NORTH VANCOUVER – The provincial government is recognizing the late Tim Jones with a BC Parks Volunteer Award for his outstanding contribution to saving lives, promoting outdoor safety, and advocating the importance of backcountry awareness.
On April 23, 2016, North Shore MLAs Jane Thornthwaite and Naomi Yamamoto presented the posthumous Volunteer Legacy Award to Jones’ widow, Lindsay Jones, at the third annual Tim Jones Legacy Fundraiser. The event was an opportunity for both MLAs to recognize the 26 years Jones volunteered with North Shore Rescue, leading countless searches in Mount Seymour and Cypress provincial parks and saving more than 1,600 lives.
BC Parks Volunteer Awards recognize people and organizations that go above and beyond to protect, preserve and benefit B.C.’s parks and park programs and services. The Volunteer Legacy Award is presented to an individual whose cumulative accomplishments through volunteerism have made a significant impact on parks and protected areas.
Tim Jones began volunteering with North Shore Rescue in 1987, and volunteered many hours per week on top of his full-time work as a Paramedic in Charge for the B.C. Ambulance Service. He was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2011, and was bestowed with an honourary doctorate in 2012 by Capilano University.
Jones passed away on January 19, 2014 while hiking on Mount Seymour.
- For more information on North Shore Rescue, visit: http://www.northshorerescue.com.
- For more information on the BC Parks Volunteer Awards, visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/volunteers/recognition.