May 20, 2015, will mark one year since his sudden passing. To honour the date, members of the Concordia community and others are invited to participate in a short charity run at Concordia Stadium on Loyola Campus. The run, called Born to Run will start at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Christina Grace is Jones’s former student and a current Exercise Science laboratory instructor at Concordia. She had the pleasure of working alongside Jones for over 15 years and has been planning Born to Run with the support of the department’s athletic therapy team.
“Dave was one of the most respected lab instructors in our Athletic Therapy program,” says Christina. “He could transmit a quiet confidence to you. He believed in his students even if they didn’t believe in themselves.”
The event’s title, Born to Run — a play on the iconic Springsteen song — epitomizes the subtle sense of humour Jones was known for.
“Dave was indeed a runner, and a big Bruce Springsteen fan,” says Richard Courtemanche, chair of the Department of Exercise Science and long-time friend of Jones. “It’s a fitting response to the challenges brought on by this anniversary.”