Sport BC 52nd Athlete of the Year Awards – March 28, 2018 @ the Westin Bayshore Hotel

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Sport BC 52nd Annual Athlete of the Year Awards
Winners for performances in 2017 to be honoured at ceremony on March 28, 2018

Vancouver, BC  – Sport BC, on behalf of the BC Sport community, is proud to announce the Sport BC 52nd Annual Athlete of the Year Awards to take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver.  We are proud to be the longest standing sport recognition event in Canada and this year signifies a historic achievement for sport with our 52nd anniversary.

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.

The 52nd Annual Awards Ceremony dinner is set for Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel.  The ceremonies will recognize BC’s best in amateur sport including athletes, coaches, and officials for outstanding performances in their sport over the 2016 – 2017 season.  Each finalist will have been nominated by their Provincial or Multi-Sport Organization, High School, College or University.  The Selection Committee, chaired by Bernie Pascall, includes over 15 highly regarded sportswriters, broadcasters, and amateur sport leaders in British Columbia.

“Sport BC is looking forward to hosting another exciting event for the BC sport sector at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel,” notes Sport BC President & CEO, Rob Newman.  “This is an opportunity to recognize the talented and deserving athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers at the Athlete of the Year Awards Gala.  Every year, the nominations that we receive in all the award categories are certainly a testament to the strength and depth of sport development in our province over the last 51 years.  Each year, we are grateful for the support and contribution of our sport and business partners and volunteers.”

Finalists for the 2018 Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards will represent a variety of sports and communities across British Columbia.  An additional four awards will be presented at the ceremony including the Best of BC, KidSport BC Community Champion, Harry Jerome Comeback and the Daryl Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award.