Call for Resolutions !!

July 22, 2016

2016 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
November 18, 19, 20 2016

Forward any and all resolutions that you, your committee, or your club wish to have brought forth at the 2016 BC Athletics AGM by the deadline on Monday, October 3, 2016.
Resolutions received after the deadline can only be brought forth on the floor at the AGM as recommendations to the Board of Directors unless ruled by the membership at the AGM to be of an urgent matter.
All resolutions submitted by the October 3, 2016 deadline will be reviewed by the BC Athletic Board of Directors and resolutions to be brought forward at the 2016 BC Athletics AGM will be posted on the BC Athletics website no later than October 18, 2016.
2016 On-Line Resolution form


2014 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting Weekend Update

November 24, 2014

2014 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting – December 5,6,7 2014 – Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel:

Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel – Deadline for special, BC Athletics room rate – November 25, 2014

Weekend Agenda: Draft available on the BC Athletics website – to be updated as needed

Delegate Registration: All Delegates (Voting and Non-voting) must registrar no later than Thursday, December 4, 2014

Elections: Election information and nominees available on the website

Proxy Votes: Must be registered no later than Thursday, December 4, 2014

Governance Sessions:
Session 1. Coaching Education – Certification and Evaluation Explained. Presented by Jennifer Schutz – Coaching Education Coordinator, BC Athletics

Session 2. Club Development – Club Excellence Program. Presented by Douglas Duncan – Director, Domestic Programs & Sport Development, Athletics Canada

Please register for the sessions you wish to take part in.

2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet ticket deadline – December 2, 2014

BC Athletics Annual Awards Deadline!

October 23, 2014

Just a reminder that the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards nomination deadline is fast approaching.
You have until Sunday November 2, 2014 to get your nominations in to the BC Athletics office.
Annual Awards information and nomination forms are available on the website.

The 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond.
Tickets can be purchased through the BC Athletics Website
Get your tickets early – last year we sold out one week before the banquet!

2014 Midget 14 and Midget 15 Awards Information and Nomination Forms

October 15, 2014

The Nomination form for the 2014 Midget 14 Track & Field Awards and the 2014 Midget 15 Track & Field Awards are now available.
Nominations received as of October 15, 2014
Please note that the deadline for nominations is November 2, 2014


September 25, 2014

Nomination forms for the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards are now available on the BC Athletics website.

For complete details please go to the RECOGNITION section

Full details for the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet will be available shortly.

Congratulations BC Athlete of the Year Award Winners

March 6, 2014

BC Athletics congratulations association members who were winners and nominees for the 2013 BC Athlete of the Year awards, presented last night at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel.

Athlete with a Disability – Winner, Michelle Stilwell

Michelle is the number one ranked BC, Canadian, and International T52 racer in 100m, 200m, 800m and 10K. In 2013, she also broke her own world records in both the 200m and 800m events at the International Paralympic Committee World Athletics Championships. She is the only female Paralympic athlete to have ever won gold in two summer sport events: gold in wheelchair basketball and two gold medals in the women’s T52 200m and 100m. Michelle was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a BC Liberal candidate for Parksville-Qualicum in the 2013 provincial election.

Female High School Athlete – Winner, Asianna Covington

In 2013, during her final year at Little Flower Academy, Asianna reached her full potential and maintained a strong lead in both the hammer and discus events provincially and nationally. She set the Canadian high school record in discus at the Fraser Valley Invitational and in the 3kg hammer throw. Asianna helped lead Little Flower Academy to the 2013 BC Provincial Championships, was team MVP and earned the Top Female Athlete Award at the BC High School Championships. She was the BC high school champion in discus throw breaking a 42-year record, along with winning the hammer throw, and placing second in shot put. Asianna is currently attending the University of Georgia.

Female Junior Athlete – Winner, Georgia Ellenwood

Georgia has improved over 200 points in the heptathlon since 2012 and has the BC High School and BC Junior records. In 2013, Georgia set a new BC high school heptathlon record; winning the event for a fourth straight year. She also picked up another two gold medals in the long jump and 100 metres as well a silver medal in high jump. In addition to her high school achievements, Georgia also won gold in heptathlon and long jump at the 2013 Canadian Junior Championships and brought home a bronze medal in heptathlon from the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships. Georgia is ranked number one in BC and number two in Canada for heptathlon, long jump and high jump. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin.

Masters Athlete – Winner, Christa Bortignon

In 2013, Christa broke seven world records in 100m, 200m, 400m, 80m hurdles, 200m hurdles, heptathlon and triple jump, winning eight gold medals at the World Championships and five gold medals at the World Master Games. Christa is ranked 1st in the world in the WMA rankings in all of her seven record events. She was named the World Masters Athletes Female Athlete of the Year. Christa was also named the Canadian Masters Athletics Female Athlete of the Year and BC Athletics Female Track Athlete of the Year.

Male Senior Athlete – Nominee, Dylan Armstrong

After sustaining an injury in 2012, Dylan rose back to prominence in the men’s shot put event. In 2013 he placed no less than third at 11 of 14 international competitions, including a silver medal at the Canadian Track & Field Championships and culminating in a bronze medal at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships. Dylan finished the year ranked 1st in BC, 1st in Canada, and 5th in the world and has reclaimed his spot as one of the top shot putters.

Female Coach – Nominee, Kim Chapdelaine

Kim has been instrumental in the success of Georgia Ellenwood (heptathlon/long jump), a national Junior and BC High School champion, and a finalist in this year’s Junior Female Athlete of the Year category. Kim has earned her spot amongst the top coaches in Canada for her sport and has worked hard to create a strong training environment for her athletes in Langley. Kim pioneered the Gold program for the Langley Mustangs and has coached a number of athletes to provincial, national, and international rankings. Her athletes have benefitted from her technical expertise and hands on personal approach.

President’s Award – Recipient, Bob Reid

Bob Reid has been running since 1976, after suffering a broken collar bone playing rugby. He is an accomplished masters athlete, having set BC and Canadian records, excelling at ultra-marathon distances. He joined the Prairie Inn Harriers shortly after it was founded in 1978, and for the last 35 years has been a director of the club, including 5 terms as President, and many more as membership registrar and treasurer. He has been instrumental in building the Harriers into one of the most successful and enduring running clubs in British Columbia. Bob was one of the organizers of the inaugural Victoria Marathon in 1980, and spent the next 31 years on the organizing committee, including 5 of those years as President of the Marathon Society. He has also served on the boards of the Vancouver Island Runners' Association and the TC10K, and been race director of countless events. When not organizing races himself, he can often be found emceeing at events. More visibly, Bob has inspired and coached many Victoria runners by regularly leading training sessions and runs at Thetis Lake and around the city. Bob’s dedication to the sport he loves has helped establish Victoria’s reputation as the fittest city in Canada.

BCA Members well represented in BC Athlete of the Year Award Nominees

January 22, 2014

Finalists announced for the 48th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards
Winners to be honoured at ceremony on March 5, 2014

Sport BC, on behalf of the BC sport community, announced today the outstanding amateur athletes, coaches and officials, named as finalists for 14 of the 18 award categories to be presented at the upcoming Athlete of the Year Awards.

The 48th annual awards ceremony and gala dinner, set for March 5, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, recognizes BC’s best amateur athletes, coaches, and officials for outstanding performances in their sport over the 2013 season. Nominations are received from the provincial and multi sport organizations, high schools, colleges or universities. Finalists and winners are selected by a committee of 20 highly regarded BC sportswriters, broadcasters, and amateur sport leaders.

“A significant number of very strong nominations were received this year,” notes Sport BC’s President & CEO, Rob Newman. “The Athlete of the Year Awards provides a great opportunity to recognize these talented and deserving athletes, coaches and officials.” For 2013, in partnership with ProMOTION Plus, a Female Coach of the Year Award category was added. “This year’s nominees in all of the award categories are certainly a testament to the strength and depth of sport in our province,” states Newman. “So too is the funding support that we have received this year from ViaSport and our other sport and business partners.”

Newman is pleased to announce that the finalists for the 48th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards represent 21 different individual and team sports and 20 communities throughout the province and include:

Athlete with a Disability
Sonja Gaudet (Vernon, BC) – Wheelchair Curling
Brianna Nelson (North Saanich, BC) – Swimming
Michelle Stilwell (Parksville, BC) – Wheelchair Athletics

College Athlete of the Year
Alanna Bekkering (Kamloops, BC) – Soccer
RuiLin Huang (Burnaby, BC) – Badminton
Kayla Unger (Abbotsford, BC) – Volleyball

Female Coach of the Year
Kim Chapdelaine (Abbotsford, BC) – Athletics – Track & Field
Tracy David (Victoria, BC) – Soccer
Jen Ross (Abbotsford, BC) – Rugby

Male Coach of the Year
Randy Bennett (Victoria, BC) – Swimming
Victor Gantsevich (Richmond, BC) – Fencing
Graham Thomas (Vancouver, BC) – Hockey

Female High School Athlete of the Year
Asianna Covington (Surrey) – Athletics – Track & Field
Emma Entzminger (Victoria, BC) – Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Soccer
Emma Wolfram (Kamloops, BC) – Basketball

Male High School Athlete of the Year
Lars Bornemann (Victoria, BC) – Volleyball, Basketball and Track & Field
Marcus Davis (Saanichton, BC) – Football
Amarveer Dhesi (Surrey, BC) – Wrestling

Female Junior Athlete of the Year
Georgia Ellenwood (Langley, BC) – Athletics – Track & Field
Taylor Kim (Surrey, BC) – Golf
Emma von Dadelszen (Vancouver, BC) – Fencing

Male Junior Athlete of the Year
Kyle Carragher (Port Coquitlam, BC) – Gymnastics
Dylan French (Richmond, BC) – Fencing
Kevin Kwon (Maple Ridge, BC) – Golf

Master Athlete of the Year
Christa Bortignon (West Vancouver, BC) – Athletics
Gerry Poulton (Victoria, BC) – Squash
Dr. Cathryn Zeglinski (Vancouver, BC) – XCO Cross Country Mountain Bike

Official of the Year
Len Apedaile (Black Creek, BC) – Cross Country Skiing
Dale Jackson (Victoria, BC) – Golf
Steve Papp (Saanichton, BC) – Hockey

Female Senior Athlete of the Year
Stacie Anaka (Burnaby, BC) – Wrestling
Hilary Caldwell (White Rock, BC) – Swimming
Kim Gaucher (Mission, BC) – Basketball

Male Senior Athlete of the Year
Dylan Armstrong (Kamloops, BC) – Athletics – Track & Field
Ryan Cochrane (Victoria, BC) – Swimming
Kelly Olynyk (Kamloops, BC) – Basketball

Team of the Year
Team McNamara (Delta, BC) – Beach Volleyball
Trinity Western University Women’s Soccer (Langley, BC)
University of British Columbia Men’s Soccer (Vancouver, BC)

University Athlete of the Year
Maxwell Lattimer (Delta, BC) – Rowing
Shanice Marcelle (Victoria, BC) – Volleyball
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (Vernon, BC) – Basketball

“It will be a great celebration of sport on March 5th with an additional four awards being presented, including Best of BC, Community Champion, Harry Jerome Comeback and the Daryl Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award,” notes Newman.

About the Athlete of the Year Awards
The Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC, is the longest standing sport recognition event in Canada. Awards in 17 different categories are given each year to athletes, coaches, and officials on their performance and contribution to sport in our province. The awards play a valuable role in nurturing athletic success and recognizing some of BC’s growing talents.

Also included as part of the evening’s celebration of sport is the presentation of the annual President’s Awards. Now in its 20th year, the President’s Awards are presented to volunteers from Sport BC member organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy, and commitment contribute to development of their respective sport or organization.

For information on the purchase of a table or tickets for the 48th annual Athlete of the Year Awards, please visit or contact:

Shelley Johnson
Event Manager, Athlete of the Year Awards
Tel: 604.875.1775
E-mail: shelley.johnson@sljproductions