For Immediate Release – October 19, 2022 – (Vancouver, BC)

Sport BC will be celebrating the 55th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. The event will be hosted by CBC’s Scott Russell and will recognize the province’s best in amateur sport in the following categories:

Athlete with a Disability

College Athlete

University Athlete

Female Coach

Male Coach

High School Female Athlete

High School Male Athlete

Junior Female Athlete

Junior Male Athlete

Master Athlete


Senior Female Athlete

Senior Male Athlete


Finalists are recognized for outstanding performances in their sport in either 2021 or 2022 seasons. To celebrate more sport stories, we will have five (5) finalists for most of the categories. Members of Sport BC are responsible for nominations and the deadline for nominations is Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

“The Athlete of the Year Awards is Sport BC’s signature event, and we are so pleased we will be hosting in person on March 9, 2023. The event is a true celebration of sport in our province, and we look forward to showcasing the finalists and the organizations they represent in the way they deserve”, shares Sport BC’s President and CEO, Rob Newman.

Additional awards will be presented at the ceremony including the Best of BC, KidSport BC Community Champion, Harry Jerome Comeback, Daryl Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award and In Her Footsteps Honourees.


About Sport BC

Sport BC believes in the power of sport and is committed to building stronger communities through positive sport experiences. Our goal is to enhance and support sport participation in British Columbia ensuring everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Through our KidSport BC, BC Amateur Sport Fund, and ProMOTION Plus along with our services Sport BC Insurance, and Payroll and Group Benefits; Sport BC supports our sixty plus member organizations. Keep up to date @SportBC


Media Contact                                                          Athlete of the Year Awards

Allison Mailer                                                          Thursday, March 9, 2023

Sport BC, Communication Manager                   Vancouver Convention Centre East


MEDIA ADVISORY – Sport BC Announces 55th Athlete of the Year Awards