The public is invited to nominate local sports heroes for the 29th annual Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete, Team and Leadership awards.
You can participate by sending in your pick, either by telephone or email to awards committee chairperson Jack Gilroy (email@example.com or 250-542-6477).
Nominations are being received now with the closing date set for May 30, 2022.
The 2020-2021 winners included:
1). Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete of the Year
Ben Hladik, a Vernon native, who was chosen by the BC Lions in the 2021 CFL draft;
2).Tim Hortons North Okanagan Team of the Year
VSS Panthers senior girls basketball team which advanced to the provincial championship round last year for a 16th straight year;
3). Tim Hortons North Okanagan Leadership in Sports
Don Friesen, a dynamo who raised money and then the roof on the newly-covered, 12-court pickleball facility at Marshall Fields.
The awards are chosen by a panel of media and sports community reps.
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