Several local athletes have topped the list as some of the best in B.C.
Spallumcheen’s own Ina Forrest, wheelchair curler, has been named in Sport BC’s 55th annual Athlete of the Year Awards, under the Athlete with a Disability Category.
“A great honour with all the amazing B.C. athletes that have also been identified as finalists,” Forrest said, after being surprised with the news while away at a training camp in Ontario.
Forrest is currently sweeping up on her skills ahead of playing for Team Canada in the World Championships in Richmond March 4-12.
“It will be awesome to be back in Canada for Worlds,” said Forrest, as they haven’t been in B.C. since 2009. “We are all excited to be playing at home.”
Lloyd Polack of Vernon, an archer, is up for Master Athlete of the Year.
Kelowna-Vernon golfer Cooper Humphreys is a finalist for Junior Male Athlete of the Year
Each are one of five awarded in their category, who will be celebrated at a ceremony March 9 in Vancouver.
“The Athlete of the Year Awards is a true celebration of sport in our province. The finalists will be honoured at the event and represent exceptional efforts and accomplishments in 2021 and 2022. We congratulate our finalists and the organizations they represent,” said Sport BC president and CEO Rob Newman. “The finalists represent 29 sports from communities all throughout BC demonstrating the collective strength of our province’s sport sector.”
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
and subscribe to our daily newsletter.
North Okanagan Regional DistrictparalympianSports