Nominees announced for prestigious Kamloops sporting awards
The Kamloops Sports Council announced today (Feb. 23) the nominees for several 2011 sporting awards, which will be handed out at the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 14 at the Thompson Rivers University Grand Hall.
For male athlete of the year — Kibwe Johnson, Keiffer Johnson and Joe Hicketts; female athlete of the year — Corryn Brown, Tori Spence and Brook McLean; coach of the year — Sean Wandler, Ashley Shannik and Don Schulz; sportsperson of the year — Henry Pejril and Doug Smith (co-nominees), Bill Bilton Jr. and Rob Fryer; and team of the year — the Brown rink (Brown, Erin Pincott, Sydney Fraser and Samantha Fisher), the bantam tier 1 Kamloops Jardine's Blazers and the midget AAA Kamloops Riverdogs.
There were no nominees for the senior athlete of the year award.
Three-time Stanley Cup champion Mark Recchi will be the keynote speaker at the award ceremony.
Tickets, which can be bought at the Interior Savings Centre box office, are $45.
There will be four individuals and one team inducted into the Hall.
For more information, call Frank D'Amore at 250-318-0023.