Celebrating the winners and nominees of 2023 SOBC Awards

We are delighted to congratulate and celebrate this year’s nominees and winners of Special Olympics BC’s six annual provincial awards! These outstanding and inspiring individuals were nominated by their peers to recognize their accomplishments, spirit, and contributions to Special Olympics.

Meet Athletic Achievement Award winner Torben Schuffert, Smithers

Meet Grassroots coach award winner Kevin Phillips, Kimberley/Cranbrook

Meet Howard Carter Award winner Gale Jones, Smithers

Meet President’s Award winner Phoebe Lau, Richmond

Meet Spirit of Sport Award winner Claire Lemaire, Creston

Meet BC LETR Award winner Cam Mackay, Vancouver Police Department

Each year, the SOBC award winners are chosen by a selection committee comprised of volunteers from around the province. Our sincere thanks go out to this year’s committee members:

  • SOBC Director Nicola Lambrechts
  • Region 7 Coordinator Tina Giesbrecht
  • Region 2 Coordinator Laura Murphy
  • SOBC – Victoria coach and former Local Coordinator Kendal Alston 
  • SOBC – Abbotsford Local Coordinator Leslie Bowling
  • SOBC Athlete Input Council

SOBC looks forward to honouring all the deserving winners and nominees in a virtual awards ceremony on September 20, 2023 at 6 p.m. PT, helping open the next sport season with an inspiring celebration! The awards ceremony will be hosted by Canadian broadcasting legend and longtime Special Olympics BC advocate Bernie Pascall! 

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