Oct. 2 2013
Last night, Sport BC was in Prince George honoring some of the most dedicated individuals in sport in our community.
Sport BC’s Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck celebrate and honor sport volunteers in communities throughout the province. These volunteers are the lifeblood of continued development and delivery of sport programs in British Columbia.
Of the 11 individuals recognized, five are key planning volunteers with the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
• Tony Cable, honored for Lacrosse – Sport Chair for the 2015 Games
• Jim Burbee, honored for Nordic Sports – Sport Leader, Cross Country Skiing
• Renee Hampole, honored for Skating – Sport Leader, Figure Skating
• Ann Holmes, honored for Various Sports – Chair, Ceremonies Committee
• Michael Wells, honored for Alpine Skiing – Sport Leader, Alpine Skiing
Other award recipients included:
• Dan Drezet, Volleyball
• Calvin Dyck, Cross Country Ski
• Louise Holmes, Basketball
• Todd Patterson, Baseball
• Randy Potskin, Softball
• Craig Somerville, Triathlon
“We want to express a heartfelt congratulations to all of our Community Sport Heroes. Prince George is blessed to have such an exemplary pool of talent for sport,” says Stuart Ballantyne, CEO, 2015 Canada Winter Games.
“To have five of these exceptional volunteers on board, helping lead the 2015 Games in preparation for the
largest multi-sport competition our City and region have ever hosted is a huge coup for us. Their level of
experience, community connections and expertise in their individual sports is invaluable.”