Domina (Dom) C. Jalbert was born in 1904 in Quebec, Canada. He was an early pioneer of parachuting who greatly advanced the sport of skydiving. He did extensive work on kites, balloons and canopies, with many patents to his name. For the skydiving community his greatest contribution was the multi-celled canopy which he patent (or patented) in 1963. In 1964 he patented the Multi-cell Wing Type Aerial device, known to skydivers as the Para-Foil. The first jump of this canopy was made by Hall of Fame member Paul Poppenhager. From that point forward (multi-cell) ram-air type parachutes revolutionized and popularized the sport of skydiving.