A well-known and respected resident of Kamloops is the new President of the Kamloops Blazers. Norm Daley was named President on Monday, succeeding the late Don Moores, who passed away suddenly in June 2021.
Daley has been heavily involved in the Kamloops community for over 30 years. He has chaired the hockey club’s Advisory Board committee since its inception in 2017. Daley was also the co-chair of the 2016 Women’s World Hockey Championships and the volunteer chair of the 2014 Tim Horton’s Brier. Daley’s most recent success was leading the bid that allowed Kamloops to host the 2023 Memorial Cup.
Not only has Daley been a part of the Kamloops hockey community, but he is also a part of Kamloops’ everyday life. He’s coached minor baseball and also served on several volunteer boards. These include as a director with the Kamloops Blazers, the Kamloops Blazers Sports Society, and secretary-treasurer with the TRU Foundation. Daley was also the Managing Partner for Daley & Company CPA LLP before a planned merger with Grant Thornton in January 2021.
Co-Owner and Governor Tom Gaglardi told whl.ca that the Blazers are very fortunate to have someone with the accomplishments and experience that Daley brings to the role.
“We are fortunate to have an accomplished leader like Norm in the Kamloops community to take on this vital role, and his guidance will be monumental given the responsibility of hosting the Memorial Cup this upcoming season,” said Gaglardi. “Norm has been a committed Blazers fan for decades and was instrumental in the successful bid to host the CHL Championship in 2023. It has been a difficult year after the sudden passing of our friend Don. Norm is the right person to step in and lead our franchise forward,”
Daley is excited about the role and what 2023 will bring for the Blazers.
“The next year will be very exciting as we prepare for the 2023 Memorial Cup,” Daley said. “It is truly an honour to be able to be part of the storied history of the Kamloops Blazers. I have learned much during my time on the advisory board and with my community experience, trust that I can assist in continuing this legacy”.