W.R. Bennett Award for Athlete Excellence goes to Jordan Rosborough

Author: BC Games Society/Tuesday, March 9, 2010/Categories: 2010 News

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A speed skater from Winfield, Jordan Rosborough, was presented the W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Excellence by the Minister of Healthy Living and Sport, Ida Chong at the Closing Ceremony of the Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games.
Jordan won four gold medals at the 2008 BC Winter Games and has done it again by capturing four gold medals this weekend at the Terrace Games. In his age group he is currently ranked among the top 5 male skaters in Canada for both long track and short track speed skating. He has been identified as a high performance athlete within his sport and is a contender for both the 2011 Canada Western Games Long Track and Short Track teams. His passion and respect for all aspects of his sport shows in his commitment to volunteer coaching and mentoring to junior athletes. Jordan is a student at Kelowna Secondary School and has plans to attend university after graduation with the goal of becoming a physiotherapist.

The W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Excellence recognizes one BC Winter Games athlete for their achievement in sport. Nominees were evaluated on major sport accomplishments, future potential and ambition in sport, and leadership. Jordan was nominated by the BC Speed Skating Association and chosen by a BC Games Society selection panel.
The W.R. Bennett Athlete Excellence Award was named in honour of the former Premier of British Columbia, William Bennett, who was instrumental in starting the BC Summer and BC Winter Games program in 1978. The award includes a $2500 bursary to use towards future sport expenses or post secondary education.

"I am pleased to acknowledge Jordan’s accomplishments in speed skating and the award which bears my name. I wish him every success as he pursues his athletic dreams," said Mr. Bennett.

Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society said, “This award is designed to recognize and support the ongoing development of young athletes. We hope that Jordan’s experience at the BC Winter Games combined with this financial support will help him realize his dream of representing Canada at international events.”

For more information contact:
Byron Postle
Communications Manager, BC Games Society
250-812-3887 (cell)

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