Nelson Sport Heroes Announced


Nelson Sport Heroes Announced

Ten sport volunteers to receive Sport BC’s Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck


RICHMOND, BC (April 4, 2012) – Sport BC will honour ten dedicated sport leaders from the City of Nelson on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 with the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck.

The public award ceremony, hosted at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson, celebrates the contributions of long-time community sport volunteers. Mayor John Dooley will be in attendance to present the winners with their awards and a gift from the Community Sport Heroes Awards’ official apparel provider, FIRSTAR Sports Inc.

“The Community Sport Hero Awards are a celebration of volunteers who have contributed eight or more years to sport,” said Carey Summerfelt, Event Manager of Sport BC. “Sport is crucial to the development of strong, healthy communities, and community volunteers, like the ten scheduled to be honoured, are essential to that success.”

The following individuals are the outstanding volunteers who were selected by their peers to receive the 2012 Community Sport Hero Awards in Nelson:

  • Laura Torrans, Hockey
  • Sofeya Devji, Action Schools!
  • Mari Plamondon, Hockey
  • Dean Siminoff, Taekwondo
  • Bill McDonnell, Multi-Sport
  • Pat Wray, Mountain Biking
  • Liz Saunders, Horse Council
  • Bill Harbord, Triathlon
  • Jane MacLeod, Skating
  • Mary Walters, Dragon Boating

The public is invited to help celebrate these individuals at the ceremony, beginning at 6:00pm but please RSVP to by April 11. This is the second visit to Nelson since the program’s inception in 2001. Nelson is the third stop for the Community Sport Hero Awards in 2012.

About the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck:
The Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck honours outstanding sport volunteers in communities across British Columbia. The awards recognize coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to grow and develop amateur sport at the community level. For more information on the Community Sport Hero® Awards presented by Teck please visit

About Sport BC:
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.


For more information, please contact:

Carey Summerfelt
Manager, Sponsorship and Events
Sport BC
T: 604.333.3421


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