Bobbie Steen Legacy Foundation Recipient – Mitra Tshan
March 8, 2012
ProMOTION Plus presented Mitra Tshas with the Bobbie Steen Legacy Foundation award for her support in coaching and mentoring girls and women in basketball.
Mitra has been employed by the VSB as the Secretary of the Britannia Community Education Program for the past two years. She has been involved in coaching basketball since 1997 and in 2003, she became the league programmer for Strathcona Basketball. Strathcona is once of the poorest neighbourhoods in Canada and Mitra is constantly working on behalf of her kids to find various ways to support their athletic and basketball dreams. She is the Girls League Coordinator for the Night Hoops league – a Friday night program that is dedicated to providing a healthhy outlet for the kids in the community, rather than a life in the streets. Mitra also serves on the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Girls Basketball Association which, is dedicated to the growth of basketball for girls in Vancouver. In 2004, she co-founded the Strathcona Women’s Basketball League and to this day, she is the league coordinator. From 2007-09 Mitra Tshan was the Referee Coordinator for the NBA 3 on 3 Tournament in Vancouver. Since 2008, Mitra ha been the co-league Convener for the Vancouver School Board Jr/Sr Girls Basketball League. She has also volunteered for the Hoops 4 Heart, Hoops 4 Hope and the Steve Nash Charity Classic charitable events.