For Immediate Release – February 2, 2023 – (Vancouver, BC)

Sport BC recognizes the importance of volunteers in sport. The significant role volunteers play in the sport sector is celebrated through Sport BC’s Presidents’ Awards. The Presidents’ Awards presented by Sports With Balls are given to volunteers from Sport BC member and partner organizations who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism through the dedication, commitment, and tireless energy they give to their sport organizations. The 45 recipients will be celebrated during Sport BC’s 55th Athlete of the Year Awards taking place on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Congratulations to the 2022 Presidents’ Awards Recipients, thank you for all you do for sport in British Columbia.

Presented By


Badminton BC Janice Walker
Baseball BC Anne Hayes
Basketball BC Stuart Graham
BC Adaptive Snowsports Susan Hughes
BC Alpine Ski Sandy Holliday
BC Archery Ron Ostermeier
BC Artistic Swimming RaeAnne Rose
BC Athletics Greg White
BC Blind Sports and Recreation Madeleine Sherry
BC Diving Moira Fong
BC Fencing Connie Chow
BC Games Society Jennifer Scott
BC Golf Patrick Kelly
BC Hockey Chuck Campbell
BC Lacrosse Angie Reid
BC Netball Kimberley Fennell
BC Provincial Football Kevin Parks
BC Rugby Monique Charbonneau
BC Seniors Games Society Darlene Currie and the late Bill Whitty
BC Sports Hall of Fame Bill Maclagan
BC Snowboard Timothy O’Brien
BC Soccer Kjeld Brodsgaard
BC Wheelchair Basketball Dean MacKinnon
BC Wheelchair Sports Teri Thorson
Boxing BC Ryan O’Shea
Curl BC Teri Palynchuk
Engage Sport North Ken Edzerza
Field Hockey BC Jennifer Taylor
Gymnastics BC Adriana Schemel
Horse Council BC Steven Dubas
Judo BC Tokue Suda
KidSport BC Bob Jackson
PacificSport Fraser Valley Lisa Craig
Pickleball BC Walter Knecht
ProMOTION Plus Stephanie Rudnisky
Ringette BC Dani Brassington
Rowing BC Susan Wilkinson
Skate Canada BC/YK Susan Heffernan
Softball BC Tom Eaton
Squash BC Allan Brown
Swim BC Kathy Findlay
Tennis BC Ingrid See
Triathlon BC Scott Stewart
Volleyball BC Shane Donen


About Sports With Balls

Sports With Balls is a collaborative working group of Sport BC members. It is comprised of the following Provincial Sport Organizations: Baseball BC, Basketball BC, BC Lacrosse, BC Rugby, BC Soccer, Softball BC, Ringette BC, Tennis BC, and Volleyball BC. Sport BC is grateful for the consistent and enthusiastic support received from Sports With Balls.

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


Athlete of the Year Awards                            Media Contact

Thursday, March 9, 2023                               Allison Mailer

@SportBC                                                          Sport BC, Communication Manager