Archie Dillon, arrived in Timmins in 1931, many of the amenities we today take for granted did not exist. Mr. Dillon quickly became a volunteer in many different facets of community life, particularly sports and recreation.
As the years unfolded, he was a coach with the Timmins Canadiens, Timmins St. Pat’s and the Legion hockey teams, as coach and President of the Ladies’ Softball League and a founding member fo the T.C.A.C. (Timmins Community Activities Committee) which was the forerunner to Parks and Recreation.
Some of the honours bestowed upon Mr. Dillon include Northern Ontario Hockey Association Zone Director, Chair of the Northern Ontario Recreation Director’s Association and Chair of the Northern Ontario Playground Leaders Association. In 1987, he became a member of the Province of Ontario Corps d’Elite for his voluntary efforts down through the years in sport and recreation.
He was also a long serving director and program developer with the municipality in the areas of leisure activities and the minor hockey and playground fastball programs. A Daily Press editorial in 1996 sais that people of all ages are benefiting from the legacy he left.