2011 Bobbie Steen Awards of Excellence Recipients Announced
February 24, 2011
On February 24th, ProMOTION Plus honoured Tracy Terry and the Burnaby New Westminster Ringette Association. This year’s Bobbie Steen Award of Excellence recipients were honoured at the annual ceremony, held in conjunction with Sport BC President’s Awards at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for the phenomenal work that you do for women and girls in sport.
The Career Achievement Award recognizes mature outstanding role models who have, over the course of their career championed women in sport and physical activity (no cash disbursement).
The Development Award of $1500 is given to an individual or organization for a new or existing program or for the professional development which champions women in sport and physical activity.
2011 Career Achievement Award: TRACY TERRY
The Career Achievement Award recognizes Tracy Terry. Tracy has dedicated her life to championing women in sport, in leadership and volunteerism within the sailing communities of BC and Canada for the past 20 years. After establishing herself as the first female head instructor in BC she then became the first female BC Sailing board member, then sat on the board of the Canadian Yachting Association as the lone female for 8 years.
2011 Development Award: BURNABY NEW WESTMINSTER RINGETTE ASSOCIATION
The Development Award is given to the individual or organization for a new or existing program or for professional development which champions women in sport or activity. $1000 is provided by our partners BC Games Society and the BC Sport and Recreation Branch. With an excellent community outreach, leadership, coaching, officiating, recognition and celebration programs they target every aspect of the game for girls and women.
2011 President’s Award: IRENE WALLACE
Irene served as a dedicated ProMOTION Plus board member from 2004-2010, including a team as Vice-Chair. She is responsible for writing a detailed account of the first 10 years of the organization as her Masters thesis entitled: ProMOTION Plus: An Unfinished Story of the Girls and Women Physical Activity and Sport Association.
When not volunteering for ProMOTION Plus, Irene is an outstanding role model, athlete and coach. Irene coached the women’s basketball team at the University of Saskatchewan for 6 years before moving to BC to head Victoria’s Camosun College Chargers (1997-2006). Irene is also a national gold medal medalist in women’s softball and played softball for Canada at the Pan Am Games. Irene currently plays ice hockey for Team Extreme and is proud to be the ‘most mature’ (oldest) women player on South Vancouver Island.