A long-time resident of Barrie, Ontario, Jamie began his love affair with hockey like many Canadian boys, playing organized hockey in his local system. After moving to Ridley, Jamie played on the football and hockey teams and was also the stroke of our heavy four.
He went on to captain the hockey team at Northwood University before returning to his hometown after graduation. His passion for hockey still very much intact, he became Chairman and majority owner of the Jr. B Barrie Colts in 1991. Jamie lead the Ontario Hockey League to expand to include Barrie, building the state-of-the-art Barrie Molson Centre—where the now OHL Colts became Ontario Champions and Memorial Cup finalists. Jamie has spent his career working to strengthen Barrie through business, philanthropy and sport, and the list of accolades bestowed on him for his commitment to community is stunning.
“It’s about giving your time, your mind and your energy to make where we live a better place.”