Sport BC honours BC Games and Team BC alumni at 56th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards

Sport BC celebrated the 56th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards on Thursday, March 7, 2024, and eight BC Games or Team BC alumni walked away with honours.

Brian Balkwill and Brenda Beatty were awarded the BC Games Society President’s Award for their volunteer work as President and Vice President, respectively, of the Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games.

The event was hosted by CBC’s Scott Russell recognizing the province’s best in amateur sport including athletes, coaches, teams, and officials for outstanding performances in their 2023 sport season. Each finalist was nominated by their Provincial or Multi-Sport Organization, High School, College, or University. The Selection Committee, led by long-serving Chair Bernie Pascall, included a diverse group of highly experienced British Columbia sport leaders and media members.

President’s Award – BC Games Society
Brian Balkwill & Brenda Beatty – BC Games

Athlete with a Disability
Mel Pemble (Victoria, BC) – Para Cycling (Track) – BC Games and Team BC

Male Coach of the Year
Dylan Armstrong (Kamloops, BC) – BC Games and Team BC

Senior Female Athlete of the Year 
Camryn Rogers (Richmond, BC) – Athletics – BC Games

Senior Male Athlete of the Year
Ethan Katzberg (Nanaimo, BC) – Athletics – BC Games

Master Athlete of the Year
Malindi Elmore (Kelowna, BC) – Athletics – BC Games

Official of the Year
Trevor Walmsley (Vancouver, BC) – Karate – BC Games

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