Northwood Foundation’s Live More Awards Event is a Huge Success

Northwood held its 19th annual Live More Awards dinner at the Cunard Centre on Saturday, April 29th. The Live More Awards celebrate people who see a need and take up the challenge of creating better, more fulfilling lives for others.

This year’s event honoured Jim Dickson, counsel with Stewart McKelvey. Jim is one of Atlantic Canada’s leading corporate finance professionals with over 30 years of experience in advising clients from both legal and financial perspectives. Jim is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and a professional engineer (civil) in good standing with the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia.

Jim is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Empire Company Limited and a Director with Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated.  He is past chair of the Board of Regents, Mount Allison University and the former Chair and Member of the Board of Trustees for the IWK Health Care Foundation.  Jim is a former Director for the IWK Health Centre and the Past Chair of the Partnership Board of Stewart McKelvey.  From 2001-2004, Jim held the position of Executive Vice-President, Chief Development Office and Corporate Secretary for Sobeys Inc.  Jim served as a member of the Board of Directors of Symphony Nova Scotia and is a past member of the City of Halifax Roundtable on the environment and the economy.

Rather than accepting the award for himself, Jim asked that the event honour his mother Katherine Dickson, who is now living at Northwood.

“My mother is a remarkable person who has had a wonderful life. From growing up on a small farm in a very remote area of Cape Breton Island, my mother went on to spend most of her 35 year career as a teacher who focused on the education of children and youth with special needs. Even through her late 70’s and 80’s, my mother was actively involved in her church and her community in New Waterford, Nova Scotia until about 4 years ago, when she started to experience the symptoms of both Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Our mother’s disease progressed rapidly and she lives every day with the great challenges that these conditions present.”

Funds raised through this event will be used to support a new Alzheimer’s and Dementia Family Program – the first in Atlantic Canada. Thank you to the sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants who helped make this event a huge success.