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Richmond Sports News

In Memoriam: James Lamond

Richmond Sports Council Chair Jim Lamond passed away following Covid and pneumonia on Friday July 1st 2022 aged 93.

A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at 2.00 pm on Saturday August 13th at South Arm Community Centre.

Born in Greenock, Scotland in 1929, James (Jim, Jimmy) Lamond moved to Toronto in 1952 following service with the Royal Artillery during the post-war Berlin Airlift. Lamond transferred to BC in 1966, becoming a coach with Richmond South Arm Soccer Club and a referee. In the 1970s/80s Lamond was manager of BC's provincial and Western Canada Games soccer teams.

In the early 1980s Lamond was elected to the Richmond Youth Soccer district board, which he served as President for eight years. He was a Director of BC Youth Soccer from 1988 to 1998, including Chair from 1992 to 1996. He served as a BC Soccer Director in 1998-1999 and a Canada Soccer Director, responsible for national competitions, from 2000 to 2003.

A long-time sports leader, Jim Lamond was a founding member of the Richmond Sports Council in 1984, and served as Chair for the last 17 years, from 2005 to 2022. He was an active, passionate proponent of better facilities and support for all sports. Lamond volunteered with the 1979 Richmond BC Summer Games, served on Richmond's host committee for the 1989 BC Forester Games for disabled athletes and was Chair of the 2009 BC Seniors Games. In the 2000s, Lamond was a co-founder of Richmond's Kidsport chapter.

Jim Lamond's recognitions include: Richmond's "Sportsman-of-the-Year"; Life Membership of Richmond Youth Soccer and Richmond Sports Council; BC Soccer Life Membership in 1996 and Special Recognition in 1997; Canada Soccer Award of Merit in 2001; BC Soccer AC Sanford Award in 2003; Sport BC Community Hero Award in 2013; induction into Richmond's Sports Wall of Fame in 2016; and the BC Community Achievement Award in 2018.

In July 2022 at age 93, Jim Lamond passed away "with his boots on", still serving sports as Chair of Richmond Sports Council. A friend for five decades, Councillor Bill McNulty reflects on Lamond's immense contribution to Richmond and sport: "Jim was a huge pillar in the sporting world, not just in Richmond, but provincially and nationally as well. So many events and facilities would not be here today without Jim. He has left big shoes to fill".

Jim is survived by his wife, June, and two children, Chris Carr and Jim Jr and wife Raj and two grandchildren Kiran and Colin.

Richmond Sports Awards
Each year, the Richmond sports community recognizes outstanding individual and team achievement in local sport.
For more information click this Richmond Sports Awards link.

Richmond KidSport
Every year, Richmond KidSport ensures over 280 children from low-income families can play sport. Since its founding in 2008, over $500,000 has been provided.
To donate or volunteer, please phone 604.812.4042 or see kidsport.ca/richmond To apply for KidSport funding, follow the "Grants" link on the right-hand side.

Richmond Sports Wall of Fame
In 2005, Richmond Sports Council proposed to the City that Richmond institute a Sports Hall of Fame to celebrate the successes and contributions of members of the Richmond sports community to our city. This dream came to fruition in 2015 through the "Richmond Sports Wall of Fame" at the Olympic Oval. Sports Council oversees the Nominating Committee,and encourages our sport community to nominate members deserving recognition. Click for more information.

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City of Richmond Sports Facilities Policy 2021
Richmond Recreation and Sport Strategy 2019-2024
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