Sport B.C. honours local heroes

Nine dedicated Vernon sports leaders are getting their due

  • Apr. 21, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Nine dedicated Vernon sports leaders are getting their due.

Sport BC will honour the nine men and women with the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck on Thursday, April 25 at the Prestige Hotel.

The public award ceremony celebrates the contributions of long-time community sport volunteers.

“The Community Sport Hero Awards are a celebration of volunteers who have contributed eight or more years to sport,” said Twyla Ryan, chairperson of Sport BC.

“Sport is crucial to the development of strong, healthy communities, and community volunteers, like the eight scheduled to be honoured, are essential to that success.”

The following individuals are the outstanding volunteers who were selected by their peers to receive the 2013 Community Sport Hero Awards in Vernon:

n Donna Squair, volleyball;

n Doris Linemayr, Special Olympics;

n Dennis Einarson, multi-sports;

n Brian Jones, boxing;

n Amy Drabiuk, lacrosse;

n Vic Rantio, softball;

n Nancy Dennis, skating;

n Jim McEwan, B.C. Games;

n Akbal Mund, B.C. Games.

The public is invited to help celebrate these individuals at the ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m.

This is the second visit to Vernon  since the program’s inception in 2001.

Vernon is the second stop for the Community Sport Hero Awards in 2013.