CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames Hockey Club is proud to announce that Tim Jackman and Candice Goudie are this year’s recipients of the J.R. McCaig Award.
Sadly, the Flames lost owner J.R. Bud McCaig five years ago following a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. McCaig was a long time member of the Flames family and a great contributor to the Calgary community. The J.R. McCaig Award honors two Calgary Flames personnel, a player and staff member, who best exemplify Mr. McCaig’s enduring virtues of respect, courtesy and compassion for all individuals he encountered both in his professional and everyday life.
“As we celebrate the achievements of Candice and Tim by presenting them with their Award tonight, we also reflect on a man of great moral character and principle; J.R. Bud McCaig,” said Flames President & CEO Ken King. “Bud ensured that everyone he encountered left his company with their lives enriched by his kindness, integrity and respect. We are proud that so many members of our staff and hockey team share these same qualities.”
Candice Goudie joined the Calgary Flames as a member of the marketing department in 2007. Candice always has a smile on her face for everyone and brings smiles to others with her laugh and positive personality. She ensures that information is provided to all departments involved to allow for planning and preparation for the events and promotions she is responsible for. She is thoughtful and fair about her work. She goes about all her responsibilities, big and small, without complaint and is courteous and respectful of other co-workers workloads when requesting assistance. Candice was born and raised in Calgary and proudly wears the colors of her hometown Flames.
One of the Flames newest additions this season, Tim Jackman quickly became a fan favorite. The tenacious, determined and hardworking winger embodies the meaning of this award in his on-ice performance as well as his off-ice actions. Highly respected among his teammates and the definition of friendly and courteous to everyone he encounters. Jackman has been a highly visible and enthusiastic participant in all Flames community relations events. While playing with the N.Y. Islanders, Jackman was the recipient of the Bob Nystrom Award in 2009, given to the player who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication.The recipients of the J.R. McCaig Award receive a limited edition bronze entitled RESPECT that depicts a cowboy showing his appreciation and respect to his horse by loosening the cinch, removing the bridle and allowing the horse to drink from his hat. The bronze was sculpted by Cochrane, AB artist Diane Anderson.