Nominations Accepted for Annual BCWBS Awards

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| Jan 06, 2012 |

It's the time to start thinking about nominating individuals and or organizations from your club or region for the Annual BCWBS Awards!

As you know we present these awards at the BC-CWBL Finals banquet in March, however selections will be made early in the New Year - Deadline for nominations is Monday, January 23, 2012.

Please see the award categories below and consider nominating someone you feel is worthy of recognition. There is no official nomination form however we do need a summary of the nominees achievements in order for your nomination to be considered - a name is not enough to stack up again the others nominated.

BCWBS Annual Award Nominations
In an effort to recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in the sport of wheelchair basketball in British Columbia, the following awards are distributed annually by the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society. Full nomination criteria can be found below or here:

• Athlete of the Year (male and female categories)
• Junior Athlete of the Year
• Coach of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
• Official of the Year
• Outstanding Community Support Award

When nominating an individual/group, please consider the following:

1. The nominee must be a member in good standing with BCWBS (community support award not included).
2. A brief summary of the nominee's achievements in the year for which they are nominated must be submitted to BCWBS.

Nomination Criteria
Athlete of the Year (male and female)
Criteria - Any wheelchair basketball athlete 19 years of age or over in the province of BC. Nominees in this category should have demonstrated outstanding performance athletically during the year of 2011.

Junior Athlete of the Year 
Criteria - Any wheelchair basketball athlete under 19 years of age in the province of BC. Nominees in this category do not have to demonstrate outstanding performance but rather should display commitment and enthusiasm in their sport.

Coach of the Year
Criteria - Any coach who has resided in BC for the past year and has been responsible for coaching wheelchair basketball at any level of competition. Nominees in this category should demonstrate commitment and dedication as a coach throughout the year(s).

Volunteer of the Year
Criteria - Any British Columbian who has volunteered his/her time in support of the development of wheelchair basketball in BC.

Official of the Year
Criteria - Any official who has resided in BC for the past year and officiated wheelchair basketball at any level of competition. Nominees in this category should demonstrate commitment and dedication as an official throughout the year of 2011.

Outstanding Community Support Award
Criteria - Any individual, organization or business that has made a significant impact in the development of wheelchair basketball in BC, financially or otherwise.

Many thanks for your time and for thinking of others worthy of this honour.

Photo: Last year's award winners