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Athletic Awards

Athletic Awards

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 will be held this year on May 11th 2019, at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre.
The Kamloops Sports Council is pleased to announce the Categories for the 29th Annual Athletic Awards,  3 finalists will be recognized at the Banquet.
Tickets will go on sale early March and will be available for purchase at the Kamloops Box Office at the Sandman Centre, ticket price is $50 plus GST. You can get your ticket at the Kamloops Blazers box office. We hope you will join us to celebrate the best in sport.

The category are:

Female Athlete of the Year  – Sponsored by LN Group

Male Athlete of the Year – Sponsored by Kamloops Minor Baseball

Coach of the Year –  Sponsored by Tim Hortons/Jon Pankuch

Team of the Year – Sponsored by Kamloops Blazers Sports Society

Sport Person of the Year – Sponsored by Nutech Fire Protection and Safety Services

International Excellence –  Sponsored by PacificSport Interior BC

University Award – Sponsored by TRU WolfPack


Download the application for Nomination HERE


To qualify for the Annual Athletic Awards, any nominee, able-bodied or with a disability, who has made a significant contribution to sport in the past calendar year, is eligible. Nominees will be judged on their performance in the past calendar year. (2017)
All nominees must have resided in Kamloops in the calendar year of nomination OR be a member in good standing with a recognized Kamloops Club/Association.

University Award Criteria:

Nominations are open to an individual, coach or team. Must have enrolled full time at any university and have resided in Kamloops in the year being nominated.

International Excellence Award Criteria:

Awarded to an individual, team/s, officials, coaches or support person who has garnered international Excellence in their sport

*Note for the University and International excellence Awards residency requirements are such as the nominee must consider Kamloops home, full time residency is not required



2017 Recipients





Sports Person






Female Athlete



Male Athlete


University Award






Masters Athlete