Jade Kotzer receives ProMOTION Plus Leadership Award

Quesnel, BC – The ProMOTION Plus Leadership Award has been presented to Jade Kotzer, President of Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club, as part of the Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games. The award is given at each Games to an organization or individual in the Games host community who has helped to develop opportunities for women and girls in BC to participate more fully in sports or recreation.

Jade Kotzer is a vocal advocate for girls in sport. Recognizing the challenges and stereotypes that often hinder young girls from pursuing athletic endeavors, she took it upon herself to be a voice of inspiration. Through her continued dedication to coaching, judging and organizing, she has worked tirelessly to break down barriers and encourage young girls to embrace their athletic potential. Jade’s advocacy reached its pinnacle when she earned the prestigious, “member of Distinction” award from her sport association, a testament to her exceptional contributions to her sport community and her unwavering commitment to promoting gender equality in sports.

Through Sport BC and its members, ProMOTION Plus strives to ensure gender equity is a standard throughout the provincial sport sector. The work of ProMOTION Plus ensures girls and women have equal opportunities in physical activity and sport and helps all girls and women in BC have access to a complete range of opportunities, choices, and resources that lead to positive experiences in physical activity and competitive and recreational sport as participants and leaders.

Brenda Beatty, Vice President of the Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games presenting the award, had this to say, “Jade’s journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring female athletes in any discipline, proving that with dedication, perseverance, and a passion for positive change, one can excel in both personal achievements and societal contributions. Her legacy in her sport, gymnastics, extends far beyond her dazzling routines and many hours of volunteering; it is a legacy of empowerment, breaking barriers, and paving the way for the next generation of female athletes.”



Amy Reid
Public Relations Chair
Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games

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