Jim Pascoe was one of the founding fathers of the modern Ontario Masters association.
Beginning in 1985, Jim led the movement for the Ontario Masters to establish their own identity – apart from the national masters body. He was instrumental in securing a small percentage of Ontario membership fees, which, in those days, were sent to the national body. He started the first of the Winter Mini Meets, and initiated the Club Registry for clubs in the province. We launched the Ontario Masters Web Site in 1999. Jim Pascoe was the web master. Despite working with a 5M space, Jim was able to upload same-day event results, keep a schedule, post entry forms, and provide all of the information required in the new Internet age.
Jim retired from the Board in 2009, but remains a strong competitor in the M70 division at our events.
Photo – Jim being inducted at the 2009 Athletics Ontario Awards Banquet – the plaque was presented by OMA President Doug Smith