To honour our football heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow
Jack Farley

Jack Farley


Jack and his wife Nancy reside in West Vancouver where he went to West Van High School. After graduation he attended UBC and in 1958 secured a degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. In 1993 he was elected a Fellow of the Institute.

Jack is President of Farley Enterprises Ltd, a personal investment company dealing in such areas as property management and development and fund raising consulting. He is a Director and Officer of several associated Companies. He was Vice President and CFO of Cottrell Forwarding Co. Ltd for twenty two years.

From 1982-1988, Jack served Simon Fraser University as a member of the Board of Governors, Executive Director of the President’s Club and Director of SFU’s Capital Campaign. In 1990 he received the President’s Club Distinguished Leadership Award. Significantly, he chaired the committee that raised the necessary funds to save the SFU Football Program for which he received the Fred Dietrich Memorial Award.

He has been a Director of the Vancouver Opera Association, Treasurer of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver and Director of the BC Amateur Sports Council. Currently, Jack is a Past President of Probus Club Vancouver, made up of retired and semi-retired professional and business persons, former executives and others. He is also Chairman of West Coast Alternatives Society, an organization for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.

Jack has served as Treasurer and President of the Lions and as President of both the Canadian Football League and the Western Football Conference. He has been inducted into the BC Lions Wall of Fame and Jersey # 83 was retired in his name on his retirement from the Board of Directors.


After being inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame as a builder, Jack became Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation. He chaired the Fund Raising Committee which raised $5 million to build a new facility at BC Place Stadium. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Sport BC President’s Award.

In 2008, Jack received a BC Community Achievement Award. Jack was inducted into the BC Football Hall of Fame in 2012 receiving the CFL Bob Ackles Award. He is also a recipient of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award in recognition of his contribution to his community.

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