Sport BC honours 10 movers and shakers in Nelson sports
Ten active volunteers from Nelson will be front and center at the Prestige Lakeside Resort Wednesday as Sport BC pays tribute as part of the Teck Community Sport Hero Awards.
“The Community Sport Hero Awards are a celebration of volunteers who have contributed eight or more years to sport,” said Carey Summerfelt, Event Manager of Sport BC.
“Sport is crucial to the development of strong, healthy communities, and community volunteers, like the ten scheduled to be honoured, are essential to that success.”
Nelson top ten list includes, Minor Hockey supporter Laura Torrans, Sofeya Devji for Action Schools, former Nelson Leafs president Mary Plamondon, Dean Siminoff for his work with Kootenay Christian Martial Arts, Bill McDonnell for hockey, Pat Wray for mountain biking, Liz Saunders with the Horse Council, Bill Harbord for his work with triathlon, Jane MacLeod for figure Skating and Mary Walters for her work with the Kootenay Dragon Boat Club.
Mayor John Dooley will be in attendance to present the winners with their awards and a gift from the Community Sport Heroes Awards’ official apparel provider, FIRSTAR Sports Inc.
The public is invited to help celebrate these individuals at the ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Teck Community Sport Hero Awards honours outstanding sport volunteers in communities across British Columbia.
The awards recognize coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to grow and develop amateur sport at the community level.