FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2018
Badminton BC Members DAVISON, HONG and SHAIKH to be recognized at the 52ND Athlete of the Year Awards
VANCOUVER, BC (March 28, 2018) -----Badminton BC is pleased to celebrate three members in their recognition tonight at the 52nd Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards. The Awards Gala will take place in Vancouver on March 28, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore.
The Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC, is the longest standing amateur sport recognition event in the country. Awards in 18 different categories are given each year to athletes, coaches, and officials on their performance and contribution to sport in the province. The Awards play a valuable role in nurturing athletics success while recognizing extraordinary accomplishments in BC. The Awards Gala is an event where the entire BC sport industry brings out the glitter and flashbulbs for an evening of celebration.
For Badminton BC our efforts to have members recognized begins back in November where we nominated 5 member:
- High School Athlete of the Year – Jaden Tsang (VLTBC)
- Masters Athlete of the Year – Siew Har Hong (VRC)
- Masters Athlete of the Year – Henry Payntor Jr. (Summerland BC)
- Daryl Thompson Award – Abdul Shaikh (VLTBC)
- 24th Annual President’s Award – Lisa Davison (NCBA)
Following the announcements earlier this year by Sport BC, we are so pleased to be celebrating the nomination of award recipients and category finalists as follows:
Similar to our success in 2016 at the 50th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards (Hong and Robb), this again is historic for Badminton BC and we wish our award recipients and category finalist’s best wishes on their night to shine.
Follow Badminton BC live from the red carpet on face book and twitter.
For more information contact:
Penny Gardner, Executive Director
About Badminton BC
Badminton BC is the recognized provincial sport organization for badminton in British Columbia. As a member based organization, the association provides programs and services to support members groth on pathways as participants, competitive players, coaches and officials. Our purpose is to promote the sport through our province of British Columbia.
About the Athlete of the Year Awards
The Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC, is the longest standing amateur sport recognition event in the country. Awards in 18 different categories are given each year to athletes, coaches, and officials on their performance and contribution to sport in the province of British Columbia. The awards play a valuable role in nurturing athletic success while recognizing extraordinary accomplishments in BC.
24th Annual Presidents Awards
The 24th Annual Presidents Awards is proudly sponsored by Sports with Balls. This group is comprised of Basketball BC, Volleyball BC, BC Lacrosse Association, BC Soccer Association, Softball BC, Baseball BC, Tennis BC and the BC Ringette Association. These awards are presented annually to volunteers from Sport BC member organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy, and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization.