Harry Jerome receives the Order of Canada and is named British Columbia’s Athlete of the Century (1871-1971)

The Harry Jerome International Track Classic is held annually in honour of Harry Jerome. His athletic excellence, talent and tenacity on and off the track inspired a generation of Canadians to “never give up” in their own endeavours. His legacy of athletic excellence and commitment to youth and sport remain pillars of motivation and inspiration today.” Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic.   More at Canadian Encyclopedia

Image: Statue of Harry Jerome in Stanley Park, Vancouver was unveiled in 1988.