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Athlete of the Year and Presidents Award Winners Congratulated

Author: BC Games Society/Friday, March 9, 2012/Categories: 2012 News, Alumni, Volunteer Recognition

Athlete of the Year and Presidents Award Winners Congratulated

At the annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards ceremony, BC Games athletes, officials, volunteers, and organizations were recognized.

Seventeen BC Games alumni were nominated for individual awards with another 11 as members of the Team of the Year nominees. Eight alumni took home top honors including Dylan Armstrong (Senior Male Athlete), Shirley Fu (Junior Female Athlete), Helen Crofts (University Athlete), Preston Tucker (College Athlete), Georgia Ellenwood (High School Female Athlete), Adam Keenan (High School Male Athlete), and Michelle Stillwell (Athlete with a Disability) and Jim Mitchell (Official). The success of these individuals is further proof of the importance of the coordinated sport development system including the BC Winter and BC Summer Games.
In 2010, the BC Games Society Board of Directors initiated the Wendy Ladner-Beaudry Sport Achievement Award to honour our former Co-Chair’s passion and influence for amateur sport.
This year, British Columbia Golf was presented with the award for their commitment to maximizing the BC Games opportunity to develop athletes, coaches and officials. The investment by British Columbia Golf in the BC Summer Games is paying off in incredible ways given the successes BC Games golf alumni have at Western Canada Summer Games, Canada Games and other collegiate, national and international competitions.
The BC Games Society was proud to nominate Fernando Correia of Duncan as the recipient of this year’s Presidents’ Award for his long standing contributions as the Provincial Advisor for Karate at the BC Winter Games. Fernando has been involved in numerous leadership positions with the BC Games dating back to 1981. Most recently, he has been instrumental in initiating a mentorship program to develop young officials and coaches as part of the BC Winter Games. 
The BC Games is an important milestone in the development of athletes, coaches and officials and contributes to building the capacity of the provincial sport system. “It is a great source of pride to see athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and organizations who are connected to the BC Games recognized for their significant accomplishments.” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society.
For more information about the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards visit www.sportbc.com.

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