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Two BC Games alumni honoured

Author: BC Games Society/Tuesday, October 21, 2014/Categories: 2014 News, Alumni

Two BC Games alumni honoured
In Her Footsteps is an annual recognition program celebrating women who have brought about positive change in the world of sport and recreation in British Columbia.  Joy Fera and Bev Viger are outstanding leaders in their respective sports and were chosen as the honourees at the event on October 21, 2014.   As part of their years of dedication, both Joy and Bev have also contributed to the BC Summer Games and we are proud to count them as BC Games alumni.

Joy Fera has performed as an athlete, official, and builder in rowing and an athlete in alpine skiing.  She was a member of Canada’s National Rowing team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and won bronze medals in the eights at the 1977 and 1978 World Championships.  She is a co-founder of the Delta Deas Rowing Club and has been an umpire since 1989.  More recently, she competed and medaled at the 2005 and 2010 World Masters Alpine Skiing Championships and has been named to the Canadian Masters’ ski team since 2008.  Joy volunteered as a rowing official at the 2010 and 2012 BC Summer Games.  She was also a member of Team BC’s mission staff for the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games.

Bev Viger has earned a world-wide reputation in figure skating as a top official and has worked diligently to support figure skating not only provincially, but nationally and internationally as well.  She acted as the Competition Manager for the highly successful figure skating event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.  She was a member of the technical team at the 2001 World Championships in Vancouver and the 2006 Worlds in Calgary.  A member of the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame, Bulider Category, she is currently the Competitions Manager for Skate Canada BC-Yukon section.  When the 2004 BC Summer Games were held in Abbotsford, Bev took on the role as the Volunteer Registration Chair and she ensured over 3000 volunteers were registered, assigned, and accredited.

In her Footsteps is presented by ProMOTION Plus in partnership with the BC Sports Hall of Fame, Sport BC, ViaSport, BCRPA, CAAWS and the BC Center of Excellence for Women’s Health.

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