MARCH NEWS FROM THE KAMLOOPS SPORTS COUNCIL!
Dear Tournament Capital Volunteers,
Spring is just around the corner and the Sports Council couldn't be more excited for all the great things in store for the coming months! 

Nominations are in and our Finalists have been announced! 

We are looking forward to honouring many great athletes at the 27th annual Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday April 8th, in the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre. Tickets are $50 per person and available to the public at the Sandman Centre box office. Please give the Sports Council a call at 250-828-3822 for reserved group seating.

Guest speaker is two time Olympic Medalist and Canadian National Swim Team Captain -  Ryan Cochrane.

2016 NOMINATIONS:

Female Athlete of the Year
Sponsored by LN Group
Megan Dalke - Swimming
Iuliia Pakhomenko - Volleyball
Sophie Ogilvie - Triathlon


Male Athlete of the Year
Sponsored by Kamloops Minor Baseball 

Colin Gilbert - Swimming
Patrick Waters - Para-Swimming
Josh Wolfram - Basketball


Master Athlete of the Year 
Sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52


Mira Singh - Crossfit
Margaret Rhebergen - Track and Field


Coach of the Year
Sponsored by Tim Hortons/Jon Pankuch
Brad Dalke - Swimming
Scott Clark - Basketball
Sara Sellmer - Equestrian


Team of the Year
Sponsored by Kamloops Blazers Sports Society


Peewee AAA Kamloops Riverdogs - Baseball
TRU Men's Basketball - Basketball
Kamloops Blue Broncos - Football


Sport Person of the Year
Sponsored by Daley and Company CPA LLP - Chartered Professional Accountants



Kara Wright - Triathlon
Jim Rose - Hockey Day in Canada
Norm Daley and Jon Pankuch - IIHF Women's Worlds


International Excellence 
Sponsored by PacificSport Interior BC


Connor Ingram - Hockey
Darren Maywood - Classic Bodybuilding
Steve Seibel - Basketball Referee


University Award 
Sponsored by TRU WolfPack

Tyler Hodder - Baseball

Jacob Bigham - Football

Dylana Milobar - Swimming


If you are coming from out of town,  The Coast Hotel and Conference Centre
has a great rate for guests of the Sports Hall of Fame Banquet! 
Be sure to mention ' TICKETS' when booking with them. 

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

We are excited to be working with the Special Olympics again this year to bring the SOBC SUMMER GAMES July 6th- 8th 2017. We will be hosting eleven sports in the city, 5 pin bowling, 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, power lifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming. 
Volunteering with Special Olympics BC Games is a rewarding and FUN opportunity to make a difference through the power of sport, with a wide range of available roles. Online volunteer registration is now open for our 2017 Provincial Games  Visit  sobcgameskamloops.ca  and click"Volunteer" 

TOURNAMENT CAPITAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The Tournament Capital Volunteer Program is a Sports Council initiative aimed at providing recognition to the many volunteers who contribute so much to our community throughout the year. Draws will happen on a monthly basis until Volunteer Week in April, when we will be giving away prizes to 6 volunteers! After the big giveaway during Volunteer Week we will empty our draw barrel and start collecting names for another year. In order to be eligible all you have to do is volunteer at an event that the Kamloops Sports Council manages the volunteers for- it's that easy! Upcoming events include the 2017 Legacy Performance Games, the 2017 Special Olympic BC Summer Games, 2017 Ribfest and the 2017 BrewLoops Beer & Bike Festival.... just to name a few! 

WE HAVE A NEW WINNER!

The draw has been done and we are excited to announce Alison Wegner  as our March volunteer winner! 

We had a chance to sit down with Alison and ask her a few questions about her experience being a volunteer.

Why do you volunteer?

Contribution is one of my core values. Volunteering is a key way for me to embody that ideal.

Any special moments you can recall while volunteering?

The sense of pride and accomplishment when we have pulled off an event (and can go home to sleep!!!)

What motivates you to continue to volunteer?

I continue to volunteer because of my deep respect for the individuals who put in so much work to make an event occur, and my desire to honor their efforts.

Is there anyone who inspires you?

I am inspired by those who stand up for what is right.

If you could lunch with anyone, who would it be, and why?

If I could have lunch with anyone, it would be my late Aunt Meg. She was simultaneously the strongest person and the kindest. At 80 she was still going for jobs around Hornby Island. She had an infectious laugh and used to sneak my sister and I Oreos when my mom wasn't looking. She was the best of all of us. 


Thank you Alison for stopping in and talking to us, we hope you enjoy your new Tournament Capital Volunteer jacket! 

Check back next month for our newest winner!

Kamloops Theraputic Riding Associations 2nd Annual Gallop
The 2nd Annual KTRA Gallop  is a fundraiser 5km or 10km walk/run down rivers trail from Kamloops Therapeutic Riding's barn (off Aviation Way). It is happening on Saturday, April 1st, between 10 am - 12 pm. 

Cheapest run event in town - only $10 per person to participate!  Register today at Runners Sole!

Contact: Ashley Sudds  250-554-3811  or 

Last year they were able to raise $700 with 80 runners. With these funds they were able to buy 100 bales of hay for their therapy horses and sponsor a rider to participate in their programs. This year the goal is to raise $1400 with 100 runners.

BBQ by Donation after the run and Demo Therapeutic Riding Lessons!  

First Prize for the 10KM Run will be a FREE entry to the 2017 Sportcheck Kamloops Marathon of any distance.



CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH FROM TOURISM KAMLOOPS!
Tourism Kamloops has put together an information sheet for visitors so they can easily access all that Kamloops has to offer. You can view and download the   information sheet, or check it out on their  website  for more information. 
Great Rates at Kamloops'  
Planet Women Ladies Fitness

A 24/7 ladies only fitness facility with two Kamloops locations in Brocklehurst and Valleyview. 

Memberships Available:

12 Month Membership
$49.99 enrollment fee
$22.50/month for 12 consecutive months

Month to Month Membership
$49.99 enrollment fee
$29.99/month (* min 2 months commitment)

Student/Senior (65+) Membership
$29.99 enrollment fee
$26.99/month for 6 consecutive months

They can be reached at  778-470-2522 (Brock gym) or  778-471-4888 (Valleyview gym). Inquiries can also be made through their  website

Staff is available for inquires and tours:
Monday to Thursday 8:30-8 |  Friday 8:30-7 |  Saturday 10-4 |  Sunday 10-2

Their Valleyview gym is also Valleyview's only tanning salon. Offering a private change area with a stand up bed.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN MARCH 2017

Sincerely,

Sports Council
Kamloops Sports Council