Westlake and Wright Earn Sport BC Award Nominations

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Congratulations to Bowls BC members Mary Wright and Pricilla Westlake on their Nominations for Sport BC Athletes of the Year!


Finalists announced for the 51st Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Winners will be honoured at a ceremony on March 8th, 2017 VANCOUVER, BC (January 20, 2017)

Sport BC, on behalf of the BC Sport community, has proudly announced the outstanding amateur athletes, coaches, and officials, named as finalists for 14 of the 18 award categories to be presented at the upcoming Athlete of the Year Awards. We are proud to be the longest standing sport recognition event in Canada and this year signifies a historic achievement for sport with our 51st anniversary. The 51st Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala dinner is set for Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. The ceremonies will recognize BC’s best in amateur sport including athletes, coaches, and officials for outstanding performances in their sport over the 2016 season. Each finalist was nominated by their Provincial or Multi-Sport Organization, High School, College or University. The Selection Committee, chaired by Bernie Pascall, included 15 highly regarded sportswriters, broadcasters, and amateur sport leaders in British Columbia. “A large number of highly qualified nominations for each of the categories were received this year,” notes Sport BC President & CEO, Rob Newman. “Each year the Athlete of the Year Awards recognizes the talented and deserving athletes, coaches and officials. This year’s nominees in all the award categories are certainly a testament to the strength and depth of sport development in our province over the last 51 years. Each year, we are grateful for the support and contribution of our sport and business partners and volunteers.” Finalists for the 2017 Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards represent 18 sports from 21 various cities and are noted below. An additional four awards will be presented at the ceremony including the Best of BC, KidSport BC Community Champion, Harry Jerome Comeback and the Daryl Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Master Athlete of the Year

Lenore Montgomery (North Vancouver) – Athletics
Ken Dahl (Vancouver) – Tennis
Mary Wright (Surrey) – Lawn Bowling

Female Senior Athlete of the Year

Hilary Caldwell (Victoria) – Swimming
Pricilla Westlake (Delta) – Lawn Bowling
Naomi Ko (Victoria) – Golf


About the Athlete of the Year Awards: The Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC, is the longest standing amateur sport recognition event in the country. Awards in 18 different categories are given each year to athletes, coaches, and officials on their performance and contribution to sport in the province of British Columbia. The awards play a valuable role in nurturing athletic success while recognizing extraordinary accomplishments in BC.

Media Release: SportBC_MEDIA RELEASE – Finalists Announced

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