Roy Salomon is recognized as Canada's "Mr. Maccabi" for 40 years of Maccabi Canada and World Maccabiah Games in Israel leadership.
Among his numerous posts and achievements, Salomon co-chaired the North American Confederation of Maccabi World Union 1991-2001, and was president of Maccabi Canada 1993-2002. In 1992, he organized the North America JCC Maccabiah Youth Games, a continental sports-fest for boys and girls 16-and-under.
Salomon's involvement dates back to 1969, when he participated in the 8th Maccabiah as a basketball competitor. A graduate of Duke University, he had played varsity basketball at Duke.
The Canadian real estate executive is an inducted member of the Montreal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, which he founded in 1979, and, was recipient of MWU's prestigious Yakir Maccabi Award.
The Lifetime Achievement
Award is presented annually, honoring those individuals
who have made significant contributions to the State of Israel and society