Quesnel Community Sport Hero® Award Winners

Quesnel Community Sport Hero® Award Winners

Ron Campbell – Golf
Ron began work as a volunteer in the position of club captain for the Quesnel Golf Club  – a position he held for four years starting. Ron enjoyed the captain’s position so much he took on additional responsibilities and became chairman of Zone 8 for some 12 years. Next was a 6 year term as a director for the BC Golf Association, three of which were as vice-president.  Ron promoted the north as a great area to hold BCGA tournaments, and was successful in having a junior tournament held at Williams Lake, and several junior events at the Quesnel course. As a director of the BCGA, Ron volunteered to accompany BC junior teams to provincial and international events. He counts himself fortunate to have accompanied the B.C. Men’s Amateur team to Mississauga (where he met Mike Weir). “Golf has given me much more than I have given it, unless of course I become a scratch golfer before I leave this earth says Ron.

Heather Marchildon – Golf
Heather has been involved in golf for many years. During a Zone meeting in 1998 she was asked to take on the Rules Chair position and has been involved in the Rules of Golf ever since. Working rules for tournaments has become a passion for Heather and she has volunteered at the local, zone and provincial levels. She has helped with the Ladies Simon Fraser Open in Prince George and many Zone 8 events in Quesnel. She was honored to be asked to become an official in training during the July 2008 BC Golf Association Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships held in Williams Lake. Heather also helps Williams Lake every year and puts on a fun rules quiz for the ladies. They get to answer rules questions as a team and are allowed to use the rules book to ensure they are correct. They always have a blast and get to know a new rule or two in the process.

William (Bill) Gordon – Softball
Bill first started with Quesnel Girls Softball in 1993 as a parent helper for his daughter Amber’s team.  Since that time Bill has given his time as an Assistant Coach, Coach, Co-Director, Vice President , Umpire and Equipment Director. During the season Bill can be found at the ball fields almost every night of the week and during tournament weekends he often stays at the ball field the entire weekend.  He is always there to give another coach a hand with drills or practice and will often be seen cheering for players on the other team when they need some encouragement.   Even though Bill’s daughters have long ago left Girls Softball, Bill remains an active member of the club.  His philosophy has always been that the girls, while learning skills, should above all have fun playing the game.

Rick Mallett – Softball
Rick has been the President of the Quesnel Girls Softball Association for the last 10 years. He has also held other positions in the association such as coach, and director. Rick started our Invention Tournament that is held in the last weekend in May which has been going on for the last 10 years

Paulette Wilson – Soccer
Paulette has devoted over ten years to the growth and development of soccer at all levels for youth soccer.  Serving as a board member and chair for many years initiating and leading a committee to build and develop a new facility that houses new fields and the largest indoor facility within BC.  Played a leading role in fundraising over 3 million for the facility.  Instrumental in being appointed the Northern Regional Training facility for the first year, the first of two District Development Centers in the North appointed by BCSA, appointed the hub for the intra-Provincial Northern teams for the entire North for the four years it was running.  She has continually gone above and beyond to ensure success for the future of development in soccer for the youth building towards a healthier and stronger community.  Successfully networked to create partnerships with the soccer community throughout the Province.  All of this makes Paulette Wilson a Community Sport Hero