Community Sport Hero Awards coming to Fort St. John

Sport BC is pleased to announce the Community Sport Hero® Awards will travel to the community of Fort St. John for the first time on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

The awards will honour long-standing community volunteers who have made a significant contribution to sport. Nominations are now being accepted through www.communitysporthero.ca until Friday, July 31, 2009.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of the development and delivery of sport in British Columbia,” said Sport BC’s President and CEO, Paul Varian. “These awards are a rare, meaningful opportunity to acknowledge individuals who have made a significant and sustained contribution to sport in their community.”

To be eligible, nominees for the Community Sport Hero® Awards must meet the following criteria:
• Be an individual from the local community who makes a voluntary contribution to sport through coaching, officiating, boards, administration, special events, etc;
• Be an individual (not an organization or foundation); and
• Has been, or continues to be, a dedicated sport volunteer for a minimum of eight years.

Nominations can be made at online at www.communitysporthero.ca until Friday, July 31, 2009.