Bert Abbott has been the heart and soul of the Mid-Island Wheelchair Sports Club for many years. Wheelchair Basketball started in the Oceanside area in the late 90’s on a recreational basis and since then has continued to successfully develop over the years. Since the groups inception he has coordinated facility rentals for weekly practices, organized the Tsunami competitive BC-CWBL Team, managed the club's finances and gaming applications, coordinated demonstrations in schools and for community events, recruited new players to the program and secured funding for the purchase of sport wheelchairs for the club just to name a few things. In 2005 Bert also served as the Sport Director for the BC Disability Games held in Nanaimo, BC. Bert's energy and enthusiasm are contagious and his dedication to the development of wheelchair basketball is remarkable.
Nancy has been a key volunteer with the Prince George Wheelchair Basketball Club for many years. She is the vice-president of the club and responsible for coordinating fundraising events, writing grant applications, coordinating the demo team, as well as marketing and PR. An increase in the programs and activities offered in the region, especially with juniors, has seen Nancy expand her volunteer role. She assists the junior program which now boasts over 34 players. This includes organizing participants for weekly practices, skills camps, game nights and travel to tournaments. She always makes herself available for the team assisting with scorekeeping, running errands, picking up chairs, managing finances, traveling with the team as well as being a director with the club - wow. For all her hard work Nancy was deservingly named BC Wheelchair Basketball Volunteer of the Year in 2002!
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