Sport BC to recognize Williams Lake heroes

Sport BC is now accepting nominations for the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck.

  • Jul. 23, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Sport BC is now accepting nominations for the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck.

Sport BC’s traveling awards show will be coming to Williams Lake on September 9 to honour long-standing community volunteers who have made significant contributions to sport. The ceremony marks the first stop on the tour.

The Community Sport Hero Awards honour 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.

“Community sport within British Columbia would not be possible without the dedication of volunteers,” said Sport BC’s President & CEO, Rob Newman. “These awards are a unique and meaningful opportunity to acknowledge individuals who continue to dedicate their time and efforts to sport in our communities.”

To be eligible, nominees for the Community Sport Hero Awards must meet the following criteria:

• Be an individual from the local community who makes a voluntary contribution to sport through coaching, officiating, boards, administration, special events, etc;

• Be an individual (not an organization or foundation); and

• Has been, or continues to be, a dedicated sport volunteer for a minimum of eight years.

For more information or to fill out a nomination form please visit www.sportbc.com and they will be accepting nominations until Friday, August 8.