Women in Sport release athlete of the year nominations

Field hockey player Ali Lee one of six locals nominated to win athlete of the year at the fourth annual Women in Sport gala, April 1

Former Canadian national women's team player Ali Lee of Victoria is up for a Women in Sport award.

Nominees have been released for the fourth annual Celebration of Women in Sport awards gala, April 1 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence.

The event honours women’s achievement in sports, highlighting the importance of sport for girls and women in all stages of athletic development.

“The nominees are role models for women of all ages in sport today,” said Andrea Carey, director of operations and community engagement at PISE.”

Nomination categories include athlete, coach, sport builder and volunteer. Shortlisted athletes are cross-country mountain biker Mical Dyck, road cyclist Annie Ewart, weightlifter Jeane Lasson, national field hockey player turned Vikes media officer Ali Lee, paracyclist Karen March and Canadian rugby star Barbara Mervin.

As of Monday, rowing’s Allison Dobb was the only coach nominated. Linda Gilmour (kettlebell), Irene Schell (B.C. Summer Games) and Wilhelmina Helena Toews (Duncan Community Fitness/Sports) are shortlisted in the builder category.

Chantal Brodeur (Special Olympics) and Jennifer Erlendson (road cycling) are up for volunteer of the year.

Three-time Paralympic gold medalist Michelle Stilwell and 2011 World Cup rowing champion Lindsay Jennerich will speak at the event.

For individual tickets or to purchase a table, visit PISE’s fitness desk or download the order form from www.piseworld.com by March 29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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