Kamloops, BC – In 1990 the Kamloops Sports Council held their first official meeting; the ground work began for a unified sport advocacy group to promote communication, development, education and participation of sport in the greater Kamloops area. The Athletic Awards have been awarded annually since 1990 in conjunction with the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, which was held this year on Saturday May 11th, 2019 at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre. The evening was a great success, and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate sport in our community.
This year’s guest speaker was BC Lions great Geroy Simon. One of the most accomplished BC Lions players, Geroy currently holds the most receiving yards in a career in the CFL, second in pass receptions in a career and third in touchdowns. A three-time Grey Cup Champion and the CFL’s most Outstanding player in 2006, Geroy ended his playing career in 2013 and is currently the director of scouting for the BC Lions.
The Kamloops Sports Council is currently running a month long 50/50 with proceeds going towards KidSport Kamloops, please follow the link here to purchase your ticket. May 31st, 2019 is the last day to purchase your ticket!
The Finalists for each category are
Female Athlete of the Year – Sponsored by LN Group
- Maddy Gobeil – South Kamloops Girls Basketball Team
Male Athlete of the Year – Sponsored by Kamloops Minor Baseball
- Gavin Dodd – Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Club
Coach of the Year – Sponsored by Tim Hortons/Jon Pankuch
- Tim Unaegbu – South Kamloops Boys Basketball Team
Team of the Year – Sponsored by Kamloops Blazers Sports Society
- South Kamloops Boys Basketball Team
Sport Person of the Year – Sponsored by Nutech Fire Protection and Safety Services
- Niki Remesz – 2018 BC Winter Games President
International Excellence – Sponsored by PacificSport Interior BC
- Greg Stewart – Para Shotput
University Award – Sponsored by TRU WolfPack
- Kyle Pauwels – NCAA Lacrosse (Saint Leo University)
Masters Athletic Award – Sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion Branch #52
- Dave Arthurs – Fastball
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