Sport BC: Trail Sports Heroes selected

Nine Greater Trail volunteers receive provincial award.

ViaSport and Sport BC announced Thursday they will honour nine dedicated sport leaders from Trail on  June 5 with the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck.

The public award ceremony, hosted at the Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel in Trail, celebrates the contributions of long-time community sport volunteers.

“The Community Sport Hero Awards are a celebration of volunteers who have contributed eight or more years to sport,” said Twyla Ryan, Chair of Sport BC. “Sport is crucial to the development of strong, healthy communities, and community volunteers, like the nine scheduled to be honoured, are essential to that success.”

Nominations for the award come directly from Greater Trail residents who recognize the outstanding volunteers that make a positive impact on individuals and the community. This year’s Sports Heroes are

Brian Pipes, Baseball, Brad Elliott, Baseball, John D’Arcangelo, Floor Hockey, Dale and Wendy Glover, Baseball, Sheila Hawton, Special Olympics, Sandra Rothwell, Special Olympics, Elisabeth Iannone, Skating, and Dan Horan, Track and Field.

The public is invited to help celebrate these individuals at the ceremony, beginning at 6:00pm but please RSVP to careys@viasport.ca by May 31. This is the third visit to Trail since the program’s inception in 2001 and is the fourth stop for the Community Sport Hero Awards in 2013.