2011 Celebration of Women in Sport

The ProMOTION Plus Lifetime Achievement Award

ProMOTION Plus, a non-profit organization that promotes women and girls in sport and physical activity, had a special award – the ProMOTION Plus Lifetime Achievement Award. The Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Ida Chong, presented the award to Patti Hunter, a long-time sports advocate for equality for women in sport. She is General Manager of KidSport Greater Victoria and is active in many sports associations including the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health; BC Recreation and Parks Association, Sport BC, BC Games Society, and ProMOTION Plus for Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity.

She was thrilled at receiving the award, “I have done a lot of advocacy work and sometimes it is difficult to see the results of your effort. But the partnership between ProMOTION Plus and KidSport is very valuable and we are seeing the benefits.” The goal of the 2011 Celebration of Women in Sport event was to celebrate sport and its importance for girls and women of all ages in all stages of sport development.

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(Left Photo) ProMotion Plus Executive Director Christine Bradstock, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Patti Hunter, Minister Ida Chong, ProMotion Plus Board Chair Sue Griffin. (Right Photo) Four Time Olympic Medalist Speed Skater Kristina Groves


The winners of the 2011 Women in Sport Awards:
Krista Thompson – Coach of the Year (Field Hockey)
Tracy Terry – Sport Builder (Sailing)  
Madeline Sherry – Volunteer of the Year (Blind Lawn Bowling)  
Jessica Vliegenthart – Athlete of the Year  (Wheelchair Basketball)
Patti Hunter – Lifetime Achievement Award


Article Source: Island Sport News

Photo Source: Jeff Slater – SNAP Victoria

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