James “Jim” Benedict Driscoll

James “Jim” Benedict Driscoll – Inducted 1989

 

A  native  of  Sarnia,  Ontario,  Jim  Driscoll  worked  tirelessly  for  over  thirty  years  to  develop  Judo  programmes in  Canada. As  a  participant,  he  held  a  Third  Degree  Black  Belt  –  the  Yodan  –  which  was  awarded  to  him  in 1979.   He  started training  youngsters  in  Judo  at  the  Belleville  Y.M.C.A.  in  1952,  and  continued  the  lessons until 1982.    In 1978,  Jim received  the  Member  of  the  Order  of  Canada  in  Rideau  Hall  in  Ottawa  from Governor-General  Jules  Leger.    For  seven years  he  was  the  Secretary  General  of  Judo  Canada  serving internationally  at  Judo  conferences  in  Munich  in  1972,  in Lausanne  in  1973  and  in  Vienna  in  1975.   He  was a  Director  of  the  Canadian  Olympic  Association  during  the Olympics  in  Montreal  in  1976.

Until  his  death  in  1982,  Jim  maintained  a  keen  interest  in  both  Judo  and  the  Y.M.C.A.

 

 

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1989, athlete, judo,

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