Annual Awards

In an effort to recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in the sport of wheelchair basketball in British Columbia, the following 11 awards are distributed annually by the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society. Full nomination criteria can be found below:

Any BC wheelchair basketball athlete 19 yrs or over. Nominees in this category should have demonstrated outstanding performance athletically during the year.

Previous Award Winners (Male)

2019
Deion Green
2018
Aidan Love
2017
Alphonsus To
2016
Aphonsus To
2015
Alphonsus To
2014
Avril Harris
2013
Deion Green
2012
Richard Peter
2011
Bo Hedges
2010
Ross MacDonald
2009
Bo Hedges
2008
Patrick Anderson
2007
Bo Hedges
2006
Jaimie Borisoff
2005
Erik Hagreen
2004
Richard Peter
2003
Richard Peter
2002
Jaimie Borisoff
2001
James Treuer

Previous Award Winners (Female)

2019
Kady Dandeneau
2018
Kady Dandeneau
2017
Tara Llanes
2016
Janet McLachlan
2015
Amanda Yan
2014
Shira Standfield
2013
Amanda Yan
2012
Wendy Jansen
2011
Jessica Vliegenthart
2010
Janet McLachlan
2009
Janet McLachlan
2008
Shira Standfield
2007
Elisha Williams
2006
Misty Thomas
2005
Carrie Linegar
2004
Jennifer Krempien
2003
Trish Nicholson
2002
Marni Abbott
2001
Carrie Linegar

Any BC wheelchair basketball athlete under 19 years of age. Commitment and enthusiasm over performance should be the focus of this award.

Previous Award Winners

2019
Nick van Bakel
2018
Megan Smith
2017
Benjamin Garrett
2016
Tanner Jung
2015
Joel Ewert
2014
Ben Hagkull
2013
Jack Kosterman
2012
Erin Higgins
2011
Jack Kosterman
2010
Nathan Bragg
2009
Avril Harris
2008
Matthew Ficocelli
2007
Steph Park
2006
Deion Green
2005
Sunera Samarakoon
2004
Sunera Samarakoon
2003
Avril Harris
2002
Mark Saunders
2001
Nick Konishi

Any coach who has resided in BC for the past year and has been responsible for coaching at any level of competition. Nominees in this category should demonstrate commitment and dedication.

Previous Award Winners

2019
Joe Higgins
2018
Stephane Roy
2017
Brad Hagkull
2016
Joe Higgins
2015
Makiko Harada
2014
Simon Cass
2013
Arley McNeney
2012
Joe Higgins
2011
Brad Hagkull
2010
Peter Taylor
2009
Peter Taylor
2008
Marni Abbott-Peter
2007
Peter Taylor
2006
Tim Frick
2005
Emily Herd
2004
Michelle Stilwell
2003
Marni Abbott
2002
Tim Frick
2001
Peter Taylor
2000
Gaby Gasztonyi
1999
Pat Harris

Any BC resident who has volunteered his/her time in support of the development of wheelchair basketball in BC.

Previous Award Winners

2019
Dan Coombs
2018
Rob and Brandy Stiles
2017
Dorothy Zuzarte
2016
Dan Coombs
2015
Fannie Smith
2014
Karin Kratz
2013
Gerry Kripps
2012
Mitch Kosterman (Langley)
2011
Karin Kratz (Comox)
2010
Jean Luc Lagan (Victoria)
2009
Tyler Tingle (Kamloops)
2008
Dean Brokop
2007
Karen Townsend (Nanaimo)
2006
Nancy Harris (PG)
2005
Bert Abbott (Nanaimo)
2004
Kathy Newman
2003
Janet Dunn
2002
Dave Malek
2001
Nancy Harris, Sonja Gaudet
2000
George Boshko

Any official who has resided in BC for the past year and officiated at any level of competition. Nominees in this category should demonstrate commitment and dedication as an official.

Previous Award Winners

2019
Tony Muro
2018
Jesse Lafontaine
2017
Jesse Lafontaine
2016
Fred Riel
2015
Tracy Hoot
2014
Kevin Bowie
2013
Tony Muro
2012
Jim Campbell
2011
Conston Parchment
2010
Kevin Bowie
2009
Dean MacKinnon
2008
Fred Gunn
2007
Laurie Wong
2006
Fred Gunn
2005
Dean MacKinnon
2004
Fred Riel
2003
Tony Muro
2002
Jim Campbell
2001
Brian Cullinaine
2000
Dean MacKinnon

Any individual, organization or business that has made a significant impact in the development of wheelchair basketball in BC, financially or otherwise.

Previous Award Winners

2019
CIBC
2018
The Richmond Oval
2017
YVR - Vancouver Airport Authority
2016
SOS Emergency Response Technologies
2015
Charles Jago Sports Centre
2014
Nancy Harris
2013
Pacific Sport Northern BC
2012
Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence
2011
Rhonda Konishi and Save on Foods
2010
Douglas College & Comox Recreation Centre
2009
Patrick Harris
2008
Tong Louie Surrey Family YMCA
2007
McRoberts Leadership Class
2006
Kinsmen Club of Prince George
2005
Ronald McDonald House Charities
2004
Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation
2003
Panago Pizza
2002
Pinetree Community Centre
2001
Medichair Northern BC
2000
Douglas College

Any individual who best displays MJ's dedication to sport and training, leadership, and competitive drive. MJ was one of our most dedicated athletes who passed away in 2011. MJ had a great competitive spirit and was a great leader in our community.

Previous Award Winners

2019
Tara Llanes
2018
Derek Jezewsky
2017
Tanner Jung
2016
Sarah Black
2015
Ryleigh Bissenden
2014
Ross MacDonald
2013
Alphonsus To
2012
Bryan Shore
2011
Bo Hedges

Any individual whose love of wheelchair basketball has been demonstrated through his or her sportsmanship, mentorship, on and off the court and as a general ambassador of the game.This award is presented in honor of Kenny Hall who was a big part of BCWBS community and passed away in 2013.

Previous Award Winners

2019
Joel Aukema
2018
Matthew Ficocelli
2017
Ivan Yeung
2016
Bryan Shore
2015
Ben Hamilton
2014
Paula Higgins
2013
Avril Harris

Any individual who positively impacts the Let's Play program. This could be, but is not limited to: a child who has exceled, a volunteer, teacher, physio, coach, community leader or organization. The Let's Play Vision: Every child in BC with a mobility related physical disabiltiy has a healthy and happy start to being physically active.

Previous Award Winners

2019
Invacare Canada
2018
Steve Manley
2017
Deb Murin
2016
Krista Horn

Any individual, under 12 years of age, who positively embodies the Spirit of Let's Play. This award will be presented to someone who inspires other to be active in their community and who embraces the motto, of Shreve-Hein, with the belief that you "Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits."

Previous Award Winners

2019
Lachlan Sandford
2018
Shreve-Hein Family in memory of Masen.

Please contact the BCWBS office for any questions or concerns regarding deadlines.

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