For Immediate Release ‚Äď February 9 , 2024 (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 49 recipients will be celebrated during Sport BC’s 56th Athlete of the Year Awards taking place on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Congratulations to the 2024 Presidents’ Awards Recipients, thank you for all you do for sport in British Columbia.


Badminton BC Raymond Wong
Baseball BC Serj Sangara
Basketball BC John A. Buis
BC Adaptive Snowsports Gail Williamson
BC Archery Sonia Schina
BC Athletics Brian McCalder
BC Blind Sports and Recreation Amy Amantea
BC Diving Zoe Lu
BC Fencing Brendan Robertson
BC Games Society Brian Balkwill & Brenda Beatty
BC Golf Bob Russell
BC Hockey Neil McNabb
BC Lacrosse Will Lockwood
BC Netball Kevar McCalla
BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Lori Fung
BC Rugby Dave Williams
BC Soccer Frank Rennick
BC Sports Hall of Fame Anna Nyarady
BC Wheelchair Sports Ryan Schweizer
BC Provincial Football Jason Gillis
BC Senior Games Society Cindy Simpson
BC Wheelchair Basketball Bryan Shore
Bowls BC Lynn Chwartacki
Boxing BC Dave Brett
Curl BC Nando Salvuilo
Field Hockey BC Alison Sweeten
Freestyle BC Pamela MacDonald
Gymnastics BC Joanne Morcilla-Pfeffer
Horse Council BC Sharon Pickthorne
Judo BC Cynthya Tan
Karate BC Andreas Kuntze
KidSport BC Chris Wilson
PacificSport Fraser Valley Tara Cleave
Pickleball BC Rod Williams
ProMOTION Plus Erin Wilkins
Racquetball BC Bob Wolf
Ringette BC Keith Sullivan
Rowing BC Baj Rijiniersce
Skate Canada BC/YK Lori von Hardenberg
Softball BC Tracey Oye
SportMedBC Anne Deitch
Squash BC John Hungerford
Swim BC Jessica Jensen
Tennis BC Graham Cooper
Triathlon BC Jordan Myers
Volleyball BC Elizabeth Yoon
Water Polo West Mary Blazevic
Wrestling BC Gord Sturrock


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, 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 7, 2024                               Allison Mailer

@SportBC                                                          Sport BC, VP Operations