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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 Saturday May 11th, 2019 at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre.
This year’s guest speaker will be 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 will also be holding a month long 50/50 with proceeds going towards KidSport Kamloops, the draw for the 50/50 will take place at the Hall of Fame Banquet.
The Kamloops Sports Council is pleased to announce the Nominees for the 29th Annual Athletic Awards, there are 8 categories that are awarded, with 3 finalists being recognized at the Banquet.
Tickets are on sale at the Kamloops Box Office at the Sandman Centre, ticket price is $50 plus GST. We hope you will join us to celebrate the best in sport.

The Finalists for each category are

Female Athlete of the Year  – Sponsored by LN Group

  • Kristina Dodd – Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Club
  • Maddy Gobeil – South Kamloops Girls Basketball Team
  • Abigail Donaldson – Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club

Male Athlete of the Year – Sponsored by Kamloops Minor Baseball

  • Gavin Dodd – Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Club
  • Nick Sarai – South Kamloops Boys Basketball Team
  • Stanley Netherton – Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club

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

  • Dylan Armstrong – Kamloops Track and Field Club
  • Tim Unaegbu – South Kamloops Boys Basketball Team
  • Stanislav Marek – Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club

Team of the Year – Sponsored by Kamloops Blazers Sports Society

  • South Kamloops Boys Basketball Team
  • South Kamloops Girls Basketball Team
  • Team Brown – Curling

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

  • Niki Remesz – 2018 BC Winter Games President
  • Keith Liddiard – Kamloops Youth Soccer Association Executive Director
  • Jan Antons – Multi Sport

International Excellence –  Sponsored by PacificSport Interior BC

  • Greg Stewart – Para Shotput
  • Kendra Woodland – Women’s Hockey
  • Josie Morrison – Speed Skating

University Award – Sponsored by TRU WolfPack

  • Megan Dalke – Canada West Swimming (UBC)
  • Kyle Pauwels – NCAA Lacrosse (Saint Leo University)
  • Tim Dobbert – Canada West Volleyball (TRU)

Masters Athletic Award – Sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion Branch #52

  • Women’s Dragon Boat Team – Kamloops Interior Dragons
  • Mike Stewart-Smith – Cycling
  • Dave Arthurs – Fastball

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