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Bev Viger recognized with Presidents' Award

Author: BC Games Society/Wednesday, March 8, 2017/Categories: 2017 News

Bev Viger recognized with Presidents' Award

The Board and staff of the BC Games Society were pleased to select Bev Viger of Abbotsford as our recipient of the Presidents' Award for 2017 for her energy and leadership as the Director of Sport for the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games.   

Bev's commitment and understanding of the BC Winter Games through her primary sport of Figure Skating certainly played an integral role in her leadership to ensure the ‘athlete first’ approach you gave when planning the sport competitions this past July.  Bev succeeded greatly in her underlying objective to create the best possible environment for competition.  The recruitment and leadership of a Sport Directorate Team that was dedicated to this objective, helped to make the Games an overall success, as well as an outstanding opportunity for the athletes, coaches, officials, and Provincial Sport Organizations.

Bev was presented with her award by Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society and Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community Sport and Cultural Development as part of the annual Athlete of the Year Awards founded by Sport BC.


2017 Presidents’ Awards

Sport BC is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Prestigious Presidents’ Awards presented by Sports with Balls, comprised of Basketball BC, Volleyball BC, BC Lacrosse Association, BC Soccer Association, Softball BC, Baseball BC, Tennis BC and the BC Ringette Association.  

The annual Presidents’ Awards, presented by Sports with Balls, now in its 23rd year, are presented to volunteers from Sport BC member and partner organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization in the province of British Columbia.

The 2017 Presidents Award winners represent 25 communities and 44 different Sport BC member and partner organizations.

Adaptive Snowsports

Bruce Lebans Squamish
Archery Darcy Falk Mission
Athletics Sue Kydd Langley
Badminton Mike Mitson West Kelowna
Baseball Gavin Burke Whalley
Basketball Diana Chan North Vancouver
BC Games Society Bev Viger Abbotsford
BC Sports Hall of Fame Barbara “Bim” Schrodt Vancouver
Blind Sports Tamara Grenon Vancouver
Bowls George Cubiss Maple Ridge
Boxing Wally Doern Quesnel
Canoe Kayak Laura Said Maple Ridge
Curl Colleen Trozzo Elkford
Cycling Stuart Lynne Port Moody
Diving Marie Pierre Lavoie Victoria
Fencing Gareth Mason Pitt Meadows
Field Hockey Brenda Rushton Victoria
Golf Leslie Crawford Victoria
Gymnastics Georgina Nerpio Richmond
Hockey Steve Amiss Saanichton
Horse Council Orville Smith Prince George
Judo Henry Uyeda Langley
Karate Chris Browett Coquitlam
Lacrosse Angie Schwan Delta
ProMotion Plus Erin Wilkins Vancouver
Ringette Darrell Desjardins Port Coquitlam
Rowing Herb Evers Vancouver
Rugby Union John Lecky West Vancouver
Sailing Paul Mendham West Vancouver
Skate Canada /Yukon Section Lynne Henderson-Drake Campbell River
Soccer Bill Sparling West Vancouver
Soccer Claudia Sparling West Vancouver
Softball Ann Holmes Vernon
Special Olympics Darren Inouye Burnaby
Speed Skating Keith Gordon Fort St. James
Squash Andrew Braff Kelowna
Swim Sheila Nelson Prince George
Synchronized Swimming Anne-Marie North Burnaby
Tennis Sy Silverberg Victoria
Triathlon Larry Feagan Langley
Volleyball Doramy Ehling Richmond
Wheelchair Sports Kylah Blair Vancouver
Wrestling Jim Mitchell


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.


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