Sport BC honoured community volunteers who have made significant contributions to sport.

Sport BC recognizes local Sport Heroes

On Nov. 6 the awards honoured long-standing community volunteers

Sport BC brought the Community Sport Hero Awards, presented by Teck, to the City of Fernie. On November 6, the awards honoured long-standing community volunteers who have made significant contributions to sport.

Sport BC’s President & CEO, Rob Newman welcomed everyone to the ceremony at the Fernie Golf and Country Club and Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano thanked the local award winners.

Eight Fernie residents received the award recognizing the dedication and leadership of their sport volunteerism. The following outstanding volunteers were selected by their peers to receive the 2013 Sport BC Community Sport Hero Award.

Kay Chelsey, golf; Phil Iddon, hockey; Frank Lento, hockey; Georgina McIntosh, Special Olympics; Lyle Skaien, skiing; George Smith, various sports; Diane Stemberger, skating; and John and Adelaine Traverse, soccer.

The Community Sport Hero Awards honours outstanding sport volunteers in communities across British Columbia. The awards recognize coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to grow and develop amateur sport at the community level.

“Community sport within British Columbia would not be possible without the dedication of volunteers,” said Sport BC’s President & CEO, Rob Newman. “These awards are a unique and meaningful opportunity to acknowledge individuals who continue to dedicate their time and efforts to sport in our communities.”

Nominees for the Community Sport Hero Awards are an individual (not an organization or foundation) from the local community who makes a voluntary contribution to sport through coaching, officiating, boards, administration, special events, etc; and has been, or continues to be, a dedicated sport volunteer for a minimum of eight years.

For more information on the Community Sport Hero Awards presented, visit




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