Celebrating the accomplishments of girls and women in sport and physical activity is a key pillar of ProMOTION Plus. Award recipients have demonstrated their commitment to being role models and mentors of young women; they have opened doors to increase accessibility and promote opportunities for participation. They have strived, struggled, fallen, picked themselves us and continued on – because they know the benefits and love what it means to be deeply involved in sport and physical activity. Sport and physical activity for life.

There are two recognition events that are managed by ProMOTION Plus:
In Her Footsteps and the Bobbie Steen Legacy Award.  We also sponsor / support recognition awards presented by the BC Games Society and Provincial Sports Organizations.


In Her Footsteps…Celebrating BC Women in Sport is an annual recognition program organized by ProMOTION Plus – the BC organization that promotes access and opportunity for girls and women in sport and physical activity.

The event honors athletes, coaches, officials, judges, pioneers or advocates. These women have made significant contributions to sport and fitness through their own performance, or by enabling others to excel by encouraging participation and fostering developmental growth in sport.

The two honourees who are selected as Honourees for the 2019 In Her Footsteps program will be invited and honoured publicly at Sport BC’s 2019 Athlete of the Year Banquet in Vancouver, in March 2020.

We accept nominations for this prestigious award effective August, 2019.

Do You Know a Woman We Should Know?

A woman who has made a significant difference for girls and women in British Columbia through sport?  A woman who has worked to create access and opportunities for participation in sport and recreation activities in British Columbia?  A woman who inspires through her own athletic achievement, passion and dedication?

The purpose of In Her Footsteps… is to name and honour women who have made a significant contribution to sport in BC.  Nominees can be athletes, coaches, officials, builders, pioneers, teams, officials, and members of the media—any woman whose impact is felt across the BC sport sector.



If you would like to make a donation to ProMOTION Plus to support the ongoing execution of the                 In Her Footsteps Event please click here.


An exhibit in the BC Sports Hall of Fame shares their inspiring stories of achievement, passion and dedication. Click here to view a list of past honorees.

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