APRIL NEWS FROM THE KAMLOOPS SPORTS COUNCIL!
Dear Tournament Capital Volunteers,
Spring has sprung in Kamloops and there are great things happening in our city! We are very excited to host our Legacy Games at the end of April and are looking forward to another successful weekend of sport. We are just a week away from our Annual Athlete Awards, April 8th, as well. If you are interested in attending and haven't purchased your tickets head down to the Blazers Box Office to get your tickets and attend this fantastic night out!

TICKETS ARE SELLING OUT QUICK FOR THE SPORTS HALL OF FAME BANQUET!

We are looking forward to honouring many great athletes at the 27th Annual Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, April 8th, at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre. The evening starts at 6:30 pm with dinner and our Athletic Awards and  Hall of Fame Inductees to follow. Don't miss the great items in our silent auction and our fantastic guest speaker too!

Tickets are $50 per person (cash or cheque only) and available to the public at the Sandman Centre box office. Tickets are selling out fast, so get yours soon!
 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. 

ONLY A FEW WEEKS UNTIL OUR ANNUAL LEGACY PERFORMANCE GAMES!
April 22 - 24th we will be hosting the Kamloops Legacy Performance Games in multiple locations around the city. 
The following sports are participating this year:
          Adult Volleyball
   Pickleball
  Ball Hockey
  7 on 7 Football

It isn't too late to sign up! Further information can be found HERE.

Schedules will be posted mid-April. We are looking forward to a great weekend of sport in Kamloops!
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN KAMLOOPS!

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". 


The 2017 River City Realty Spring Sprint & Kids of Steel Triathlon
The Kamloops Spring Sprint is KTC's longest running race in Kamloops, now run from the outdoor pool in Brock. They are always looking for volunteers to help with race planning, setup, race day tasks, and take down. Without volunteers, this race would not be successful.

Date: Sunday, June 11th | Time: 7:00am - 2:30pm | Location: Brock Pool 
Click HERE for more information and to sign up!

If you or someone you know are interested in participating in this great event click HERE for more information on how to sign up!


20th Annual CFJC-TV Boogie the Bridge
Boogie really wouldn't be possible without the hard work, passion an support of volunteers in our community. If you have time to help out  this year please take a look at the Boogie volunteer page , they need you! You can complete the form and provide information about when you're available and  how you would like to be involved.



Game Day Vol unteers for the Kamloops Broncos
The Kamloops Broncos are looking for game day volunteers for the following positions  during this years football season!

Merchandise tent : 2 positions - Sales of Kamloops Broncos apparel, and collection of merchandise orders. Cash, and credit transactions
 
Front gate: 4 positions - ticket sales/season ticket sales, main gate entry may include bag checks, money transactions, entry stamps and ticket tearing.
 
Beer Garden: 2 positions -Sale of liquor. (Serving it Right required)
 
If you are interested in being a part of the Kamloops Broncos game days please reach out to Carollyne Smith at (250) 682-7701, or by email at cssmith@kamloopsbroncos.com
 
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 Lorraine Loveday  as our April volunteer winner! 

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

Why do you volunteer?

The joy and the happiness, and the good I feel deep in my core for givin g back is awesome.

Any special moments you can recall while volunteering?

While volunteering at Hockey Day in Canada I got to meet Trevor Linden, I didn't realize how tall he is! As well as meeting all the new people while volunteering.

What motivates you to continue to volunteer?

It makes me feel good.

I s there anyone who inspires you?

David and Eleanor Hawks. They are a part of the Salvation Army and they give back to the community as much as they possibly can. They inspire me to give back as much as possible too.

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

Nancy Green, because I just love her. I see her every day and she is just such an inspiration and such a beautiful person. 

Thank you Lorraine 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!

BC Winter Games Society Announce New Board Members!


The BC Games  Society announced the appointment of nine new members to their Board of Dir ectors.  The new members include incoming Chair Jamey Paterson, Paraly mpian Tyler Mosher, and sport sector leaders Marilyn Payne, Laura Watson, Henry Pejril, and Michelle Webster.  Also joining the board with specific areas of expertise are Candy Hodson, Jim Martin, and Karen Barnstable. 

We are very happy to see our Sports Council President, Henry Pejril on this list! Congratulations Henry!


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. 
Fundamental Movement Skills seminar at the TCC!

May 6th 8:30 - 4:00 pm
To register:
call  250-828-3500 
and quote  Program No. 270932 

Or click HERE to sign up!

Learn how to observe, teach, and improve children's Fundamental Movement Skills in this National Coaching Certification program.



Annual Elementary Schools Relay Fest

On Wednesday, April 12th the Kamloops Track and Field Club will be hosting  the  Annual Elementary Schools Relay Fest at the Tournament Capital Centre. Relays begin at 3:15pm  an d are open to the public. 


Retired administrators and teachers volunteer their time at this meet so that teachers can just coach and supervise their students. This is the 8th year that the Valleyview Lion's Club (Paddle Wheelers) volunteer their time as well as providing ribbons and medals that will be presented.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN APRIL 2017

Sincerely,

Sports Council
Kamloops Sports Council