Triathlon BC is the provincial governing body devoted to the development, promotion, and support of the sport of Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathon and Winter Triathlon for all skill levels and age groups in British Columbia.
Prior to the 2008 BC Summer Games, triathlon had a small representation of athletes, which risked the sport’s future participation in the BC Games. Triathlon BC set out a strategic plan to increase participation. Key individuals committed to spearhead the plan which first included increasing the numbers of certified coaches through offering more coaching clinics, decreased fees, and travel subsidies. The result was over 200 new certified coaches at the community level over two years. On track with coach development was identifying key coaches who worked with Games-age athletes and initiating regular communication to streamline recruiting efforts, disseminate critical Games information, and ultimately engage athletes and prepare them for Games competition.
The successful result of Triathlon BC’s plan was evident at the 2010 BC Summer Games where athletes from all eight zones attended with certified coaches and a trained team of officials.
Triathlon BC Executive Director Allan Pratsky said, “Receiving the Wendy Ladner-Beaudry Award was a crowning achievement for Triathlon BC. The sport has grown at all levels, from grassroots participation through to international caliber recognition and Triathlon BC has established itself as a leader in sport development in Canada.”
Triathlon BC was presented the Wendy Ladner-Beaudry Sport Achievement Award in March 2011.