2017 President’s Award Recipients Announced, presented by Sports with Balls (2/6/2017)


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

VOLUNTEERS IN SPORT HONOURED
2017 Presidents’ Awards

Presented by Sports with Balls


VANCOUVER,
BC (February 6, 2017) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Prestigious Presidents’ Awards presented by Sports with Balls, comprised of Basketball BC, Volleyball BC, BC Lacrosse Association, BC Soccer Association, Softball BC, Baseball BC, Tennis BC and the BC Ringette Association.  The Awards Ceremony will take place in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
The annual Presidents’ Awards, presented by Sports with Balls, now in its 23rd year, are presented to volunteers from Sport BC member and partner organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization in the province of British Columbia.

The 2017 Presidents Award winners represent 25 communities and 44 different Sport BC member and partner organizations.

Adaptive Snowsports

Bruce Lebans Squamish
Archery Darcy Falk Mission
Athletics Sue Kydd Langley
Badminton Mike Mitson West Kelowna
Baseball Gavin Burke Whalley
Basketball Diana Chan North Vancouver
BC Games Society Bev Viger Abbotsford
BC Sports Hall of Fame Barbara “Bim” Schrodt Vancouver
Blind Sports Tamara Grenon Vancouver
Bowls George Cubiss Maple Ridge
Boxing Wally Doern Quesnel
Canoe Kayak Laura Said Maple Ridge
Curl Colleen Trozzo Elkford
Cycling Stuart Lynne Port Moody
Diving Marie  Pierre Lavoie Victoria
Fencing Gareth Mason Pitt Meadows
Field Hockey Brenda Rushton Victoria
Golf Leslie Crawford Victoria
Gymnastics Georgina Nerpio Richmond
Hockey Steve Amiss Saanichton
Horse Council Orville Smith Prince George
Judo Henry Uyeda Langley
Karate Chris Browett Coquitlam
Lacrosse Angie Schwan Delta
ProMotion Plus Erin Wilkins Vancouver
Ringette Darrell Desjardins Port Coquitlam
Rowing Herb Evers Vancouver
Rugby Union John Lecky West Vancouver
Sailing Paul Mendham West Vancouver
Skate Canada /Yukon Section Lynne Henderson-Drake Campbell River
Soccer Bill Sparling West Vancouver
Soccer Claudia Sparling West Vancouver
Softball Ann  Holmes Vernon
Special Olympics Darren Inouye Burnaby
Speed Skating Keith Gordon Fort St. James
Squash Andrew Braff Kelowna
Swim Sheila Nelson Prince George
Synchronized Swimming Anne-Marie North Burnaby
Tennis Sy Silverberg Victoria
Triathlon Larry Feagan Langley
Volleyball Doramy Ehling Richmond
Wheelchair Sports Kylah Blair Vancouver
Wrestling Jim Mitchell

Abbotsford

 

The Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC, is the longest standing amateur sport recognition event in the country.  Awards in 18 different categories are given each year to athletes, coaches, and officials on their performance and contribution to sport in the province of British Columbia.  The awards play a valuable role in nurturing athletic success while recognizing extraordinary accomplishments in BC.

*TICKET INFORMATION*: For information on the purchase of a table or individual tickets for the 51st Annual Athlete of the Year Awards, please visit https://aoytickets.eventbrite.ca  or contact:

 

Jessica Prior, Production Manager, Athlete of the Year Awards
Tel: 604-733-7171       Email: registration@brandlivegroup.com

 

About the Athlete of the Year Awards
The Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC, is the longest standing amateur sport recognition event in the country.  Awards in 18 different categories are given each year to athletes, coaches, and officials on their performance and contribution to sport in the province of British Columbia.  The awards play a valuable role in nurturing athletic success while recognizing extraordinary accomplishments in BC.
23rd Presidents Awards
The 23rd Annual Presidents Awards is proudly sponsored by Sports with Balls. This group is comprised of Basketball BC, Volleyball BC, BC Lacrosse Association, BC Soccer Association, Softball BC, Baseball BC, Tennis BC and the BC Ringette Association.  These awards are presented annually to volunteers from Sport BC member organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy, and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization.


 

About Sport BC

In 1966, a small group of dedicated volunteers created an organization to provide a unified voice for amateur sport in British Columbia. While much has changed in 51 years, our core purpose remains the same.
Who we are:
Sport BC is the non-profit sport federation, representing over 60 Provincial Sport Organizations in British Columbia. As a member-based organization, Sport BC offers services and programs to build the capacity of our members and advocate on their behalf to improve the landscape for organized sport in BC.

Mission: 
Sport BC, as a member-based organization, supports the growth of amateur sport in BC and provides leadership through delivery of its programs and services for members.

Vision: 
Sport in British Columbia is thriving through the leadership of Sport BC and our members.

Values:
Integrity, Transparency, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation.
Selection Committee Members

Bernie Pascall – Chair, Ajay Patel (Langara College), Allison Mailer (BC Sports Hall of Fame), Bob Mackin, Brian Dance (CBC), Gary Kingston, Judy Joseph-Black (Sports Reports Consulting Services), Karin Larsen (CBC), Len Corben (North Shore Outlook), Marilyn Payne (Sport Consultant), Tom Berridge, Wendy Long (Freelance Writer), Michelle Collens (City of Vancouver), Lynda Cannell (Fortius Sport & Health), Lia Threlfall (BC Games Society), Carey Dillen (Sport BC Chair).



For additional information, please contact:

Rob Newman                                                 Christine Wong
President & CEO, Sport BC                           Athlete of the Year Coordinator, Sport BC
Tel: 604-340-8432                                           Tel: 604-333-3421
Email: rob.newman@sportbc.com                 Email: christine@sportbc.com

 

PREVIOUS AWARD RECIPIENTS: For a list of previous award winners and additional information, including recognition of our corporate and community sponsors and partners, please visit: www.sportbc.com