Loreen Barnett to receive Sport BC’s prestigious Daryl Thompson Award at the Athlete of the Year Awards (2/8/2017)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sport BC announces the DARYL THOMPSON AWARD WINNER
2017 Athlete of the Year Awards

VANCOUVER, BC (February 8, 2017) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the prestigious Daryl Thompson Award winner who will be recognized at the 51st Athlete of the Year Awards in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

The Daryl Thompson Award is named in honour of the late Daryl Thompson, former chair of Sport BC.  Daryl’s contributions to sport as an athlete, coach and executive officer were exemplary. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has contributed their time in an extraordinary way to sport over a long period of time or has made a major contribution to amateur sport in British Columbia.

2017 Daryl Thompson Award Winner – LOREEN BARNETT  (North Vancouver, BC – Triathlon)

 

Loreen is a long-time contributor to the sport of Triathlon.  One of the most influential Builder’s in the history of triathlon in Canada, Loreen Barnett has worn many hats throughout her career in sport.  Whether it’s been at the local, provincial, national, or international level, Loreen has helped grow the sport to where it stands today.

The 2nd person to ever be inducted into the Triathlon Canda Hall of Fame, Loreen’s association with Triathlon Canada began as a founding Board member.  She served as Secretary General from its inception until 1996, and was also a founding Board member for Triathlon BC during that time.  After a successful run with the sport at a Provincial and National level, Loreen moved on to work with the International Triathlon Union.  She started serving as CEO in 2000 and transitioned to the position of Secretary General in 2008.  Among Loreen’s most successful international accomplishments are being on the first ITU Technical Committee and creating the first ITU Competitions Rules, Event Organizer’s Manual, and Technical Official’s Certification Program.  She also served as the Technical Delegate for Triathlon at the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games.

 

Not only was Loreen a trailblazer as builder, she also blazed a trail as an athlete.  She participated in the first ever triathlon staged in Canada (Vancouver) in 1981 and competed in the Ironman World Championship, finishing 3rd in her age group in 1983. Credit: Triathlon Canada Website


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.

Sponsored by: 

 

 

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

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