Black Ice Hockey HOF Names New Leader

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: November 22, 2008

NOVA SCOTIA — The Black Ice Hockey And Sports Hall Of Fame Conference has elected Wilfred Jackson as the new President of the Black Ice Hockey And Sports Hall Of Fame.

Jackson, the former Chairman of the Hall Of Fame’s Halifax Conference Committee, is the organization’s second president, replacing Craig Smith who held the title for three years.

Jackson has a Master of Science from Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Science from Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Quebec.

From 1980 through 2005, he was the Executive Director for the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children in Preston, Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children was founded in 1915 by James A.R. Kinney and James Robinson Johnston two of the original officials of the Colored Hockey League.

Prior to 1980, Mr. Jackson served 13 years as Director for the Camps and Conference Centre, Catholic Community Service, Inc. in Montreal.

Among his many activities and titles, he is the current President of the Canadian Camping Association; President for the Council of Canadian Child & Youth Care Associations; and serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth.