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NEWS RELEASE · 31st August 2011
Four sport volunteers to receive Sport BC’s Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Encana

RICHMOND, BC (August 31, 2011) – Sport BC will honour four dedicated sport leaders from the District of Kitimat on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 with the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Encana.

The public award ceremony, hosted at the Riverlodge Recreation Centre in Kitimat, celebrates the contributions of long-time community sport volunteers. Mayor Joanne Monaghan will be in attendance to present the winners with their awards and a gift from the Community Sport Heroes Awards’ official apparel provider, FIRSTAR Sports Inc.

“The Community Sport Hero Awards are a celebration of volunteers who have contributed eight or more years to sport,” said Tim Gayda, President and CEO of Sport BC. “Sport is crucial to the development of strong, healthy communities, and community volunteers, like the four scheduled to be honoured, are essential to that success.”

The following individuals are the outstanding volunteers who were selected by their peers to receive the 2011 Sport BC Community Sport Hero Awards in Kitimat:

· Don Markwart, Softball

· Mark Roberge, Hockey

· Clint Marshall, Baseball

· Rena Hummel, Skating

The public is invited to help celebrate these individuals at the ceremony beginning at 6:00 pm. Kitimat is the ninth stop for the Community Sport Hero Awards in 2011.