Kitimat quartet declared heroes

Sport BC will honour four dedicated local sport leaders next Wednesday, September 14 with the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Encana.

Sport BC will honour four dedicated local sport leaders next Wednesday, September 14 with the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Encana.

The public award ceremony, held at Riverlodge will celebrate the contributions of long-time community sport volunteers Don Markwart (Softball), Mark Roberge (Hockey), Clint Marshall (Baseball) and Rena Hummel (Skating).

“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 public is invited to help celebrate these individuals at the ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.

The Encana awards recognize coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to grow and develop amateur sport at the community level.

The dedication of these individuals has allowed athletes and communities to grow and shape sport in British Columbia and inspire others to become involved in sport.