Winners of the 28th annual North Okanagan Athlete of the Year Awards, sponsored by Tim Hortons, will be announced Friday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Spirit Square adjacent to Vernon City Hall.
A panel of media and sports community leaders and Tim Hortons’ owner Dan Currie have chosen this year’s winners of the North Okanagan Athlete of the Year, North Okanagan Team of the Year and Leadership in Sports.
The panel, which had dozens of nominees to consider, includes Currie, Jack Gilroy, John Topping, Anne Holmes, Roger Knox, Pete McIntyre and Kevin Mitchell.
Currie will provide beverages during the ceremony.
Last year’s winners included: 1). North Okanagan Athlete of the Year -Ben Hladik, VSS Panthers football team, a B.C. Lions’ draft pick; 2). North Okanagan Team of the Year – VSS senior girls’ basketball team; 3). Don Friesen, a dynamo who raised money and then the roof on the newly-covered, 12-court pickleball facility at Marshall Field – Leadership in Sports.
For further information, contact Gilroy at 250-542-6477.