Athletes to be honoured

Vernon’s athlete and team of the year will be announced Tuesday morning at the Tim Hortons restaurant in the Okanagan Landing.

Vernon’s athlete and team of the year will be announced Tuesday morning at the Tim Hortons restaurant in the Okanagan Landing.

“We’re asking the general public to come out and cheer on these fine athletes,” said Mel Briggeman, of the local voting committee. “We’ll be starting the ceremony at 11 a.m.”

Nominated for Tim Hortons athlete of the year are track and field star Sarah Bailey, Vipers’ captain David Robinson, university basketball sensation Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, swimmer Sarah Mehain and taekwon-do phenom Taylor Halvorson.

The three teams up for glory include the Royal Bank Cup finalist Vipers, the provincial senior AAA girls volleyball champion Fulton Maroons and the B.C. senior AA winning Seaton Sonics.

In addition, the Tim Hortons award for Builder of the Year will be presented.

Ken Richardson and John Topping join Briggeman as directors of the committee, while radio news directors Betty Selin and Peter McIntyre, and Morning Star Sports editor Kevin Mitchell, round out the voting members.