Wednesday, May 06, 2015

   The BC/YK Section Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. Norm Proft from Skate Canada, in charge of Membership, was in attendance. He summarized the programs currently being implemented at Skate Canada and offered the National Skate Canada Strategic Plan. Skate Canada is becoming the service provider to the Sections and Clubs. Online training is being developed.
   Ted Barton updated the future offerings on the Section website "Virtual Hall of Fame" where inductees are profiled with past news articles, photos and history.

**A reminder to all Clubs and Coaches to register for voting (in person or online) at the National AGM to be held May 30th, 2015.

The 2015 BC/YK AGM Awards Banquet was a wonderful event and the summary is below. Congratulations to our VI Region recipients of Section and National awards!

The Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet was held on Saturday May 2nd, following the 2015 AGM. The banquet evening was a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of our athletes and give thanks to officials and volunteers for their efforts on behalf of the skaters and the Section during the year. The hosts for the weekend were Tracy Wilson and Ted Barton.

The following were this year’s inductees into the B/YK Section Hall of Fame:

1.     Bill Lewis, Builder

3.     Audrey Moore, Official

4.     Victor Kraatz, Athlete

The following awards were recognized:

1.     SC Program Assistant of the Year: Amareet Bains, Sunbowl SC

2.     SC Canskater of the Year: Ariana Robertson, Juan de Fuca SC

3.     SC STARSkate Athlete of the Yea: Hunter Bezak, Fernie SC

4.     SC Club and Recreational Coach Award: Joanne McNair, Williams Lake SC

5.     BC/YK Section Coaches Choice Award: Susan Heffernan, Sunshine Coast SC

6.     BC/YK Section Dogwood and Volunteer Award: Louise Reeve, Kelowna SC

7.     SC Section Volunteer Coach Award: Dawn Ladret, Comox Valley SC

8.     BC/YK Section Youth Promise Awards:

1.     Female: Olivia Gran and McKenna Colthorpe, Kelowna SC

2.     Male: Brian Le, CISCBC

3.     Team: Aslynne Stairs and Lee Royer

9.     Elizabeth Swan Award: Julie Kivinen: Langley SC

10.  BC/YK Section Adult Skater Award: Audrey Clearle, Cheam SC

11.  Susan Griffith Committee Chairman Award: Gail Weber, Fort St John SC

12.  SC Section Officials Award: Wayne Sutherland, Cheam SC

13.  BC/YK Section Skaters Award of Achievement: Phoebe Kemp, Mount Boucherie SC

14. SC Section Volunteer Award of Excellence: Lynne Henderson-Drake, Campbell River SC

15.  SC Competitive Athlete Award: Rachel Pettitt, Arctic Edge SC

16.  SC Competitive Coach of the Year Award: Karen and Jason Mongrain, Kelowna SC

17.  BC/YK Section Lifetime Achievement Award: Ev Pochay, Valleyview SC



Congratulations to all