INDUCTED in the MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME
Date: November 17, 2007
Hometown: Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia
The voice behind the microphone.
He has spent a lifetime entertaining Maritime motorsports fans.
He became a paraplegic at age 11 due to Polio.
1959 his media career began with CJCH Radio.
1964 first on air show, over the years on CJCH, CHNS and CHFX.
1995 retired from radio.
1974 entered politics winning a seat as Alderman for Halifax.
1978 elected to Nova Scotia Legislature.
Instrumental in implementing parking for the handicapped.
Early 1950 became hooked on racing.
Founder and first President of the Atlantic Motorsport Karters Association
Member of the Halifax Antique Car Club, honorary member of many other car clubs.
Organized annual Soap Box Derby races in Halifax/Dartmouth.
Tracks Jerry was behind the mic and in promotions: Drag City, Atlantic, Riverside, Onslow, Scotia Speedworld, Moosehead, Centre for Speed and the MASCAR Tour.
Honors he received for his many contributions to society:
1975 Eric Spicer Award as Halifax/Dartmouth's most outstanding citizen.
1976 Vanier Award as one of five outstanding young Canadians.
1980 Stairs Award as NS's most outstanding paraplegic.
1988 Good Skate Award from the Ice Capades for outstanding community involvement.
1995 Canada Medal by the Governor General of Canada for outstanding volunteer work in the community.
Honourary member of the International Firefighters Union and countless other charities.
2001 Jerry was inducted into the Canadian Radio Hall Of Fame.
Extraordinary! A Friend To Everyone!