Keith Dagg enters the Hall of Fame in the Builder category. Keith was 25 when he and his family arrived in Victoria 1962. He recalls that the first thing he did was to join the Victoria Curling Club. Being part of a family that has spent and continues to spend the majority of their lives in curling, Keith competed at many levels and over the years was runner up five times in the BC Men's finals and three times in the Mixed Championships.
Little wonder then that Keith threw himself into the competition to bring the 2005 Ford Men's World Curling Championships to Victoria. It was the inaugural sporting event in the new Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Keith chaired the committee and an army of more than 800 volunteers to pull off one of the most successful events of its kind in our sporting history. Indeed the event was so well received that he managed a repeat in 2013. Beyond the financial and promotional significance to Victoria, these events earned funds to establish the Victoria Curling Legacy Foundation that provides a full-time coach who teaches at all the local curling clubs, and opportunities for high school curlers to enroll in the Academy of Curling at Esquimalt High School.
Keith is also very involved in local soccer. He worked with Harold McNeill and Bill McCredie to bring another world class event, the 2007 FIFA under 20 World Soccer Tournament to Victoria. Every game was a sell out as we went soccer mad for a week watching the future super stars of the sport. Keith currently works with the Victoria Highlanders Soccer program. Teams in the Highlanders organization play at the highest levels in both men's and women's soccer in the Pacific Northwest.
Keith was also deeply involved in another world class event in the capitol city. He and his team at Copeland Communications were responsible for assembling the bid books that awarded us the 1994 Commonwealth Games. He also volunteered countless hours for the Commonwealth Games Society.
Among his finest accomplishments as a Builder in our sporting community is in the realm of golf. He and four others established Victoria as the first stop on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour. Thirty odd years later this tournament is still regarded as one of the best events on the entire tour. Keith continues his tireless efforts for this non-profit society as the go-to fundraiser, which he has done since its inception.
Not one to slow down, Keith currently sits on five boards. He is the Chair of the Victoria Curling Legacy Foundation; Co-chaired the 2013 Ford Men's World Curling Championship; serves as a Director for Victoria Highlanders Soccer; the Victoria Open Golf Society and the TELUS Community Board.
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