2007 Bobbie Steen Awards

The Bobbie Steen Legacy Foundation Award of $1,000 is awarded to an Emerging Leader to further their education or to support programming which champions Women in the area of Sport and Physical Activity.

The 2007 Emerging Leader is Emily Schultz.

Emily is an honor roll student who has demonstrated a passion and dedication to the sport of gymnastics by investing 22 hours per week training in addition to volunteering with younger athletes at the Kamloops Artistic Trampoline and Tumbling School.  Emily plans to attend university this fall and is working toward becoming a member of the National Gymnastics team. Ms. Schultz regrets she is unable to attend the ceremony this evening because she is currently training to compete at Provincials and then Nationals.


The Bobbie Steen Award of Excellence for Career Achievement recognizes the achievements of an outstanding role model who has, over the course of their career championed Women in the area of Sport and Physical Activity.

The 2007 recipient of the Bobbie Steen Award of Excellence for Career Achievement is Allison McNeill.

Allison McNeill has extensive coaching experience and expertise, since 1998 to the present she has been the Head Coach for the 2002 National Women’s Basketball Team, Simon Fraser University and the Canadian Junior National Women’s team, in addition to being the Assistant Head Coach for the 2000 Olympic Canadian National Women’s Team and Associate Head Coach at the University of Oregon from 2001 to 2005.  Allison’s dedication and passion for the sport of basketball is felt by coaches and players at all levels of competition as she continues to run clinics in all regions of the province. Allison is a phenomenal role model; she has the unique talent and ability of combining her inexhaustible enthusiasm, technical expertise and understanding of youth to inspire players and coaches alike.


The Bobbie Steen Award of Excellence for Development is awarded to an individual or organization to develop a new or enhance an existing program which champions Women in the area of Sport and Physical Activity – $1500 is provided by the partners in support of the individual or program.

The 2007 recipient of the Bobbie Steen Award of Excellence for Development is Lisa Davison.

Lisa Davison is a founder of the Badminton Academy of Prince George, an organization dedicated to revitalizing badminton in Northern BC.  Lisa is an experienced coach and in 2004 was honored by Badminton BC with its Coach of the Year award.  Lisa has been involved in badminton for the past 24 years and continues to find inspiration in the words of Mariah Burton Nelson, “…what changes when a women becomes an athlete?  Everything!” And with as her mantra we wish her the best in all of her future sport endeavors.