Long Blades announce award winners
The Kamloops Long Blades (KLB) held their annual awards dinner on Tuesday, April 24.
Lifetime KLB memberships were presented to longtime club members Karen MacLaren, Sandi Vyse, Doug Wright, Clare Audet, David Reith, John Coyne, Trish Archibald, Terry Norlander, John Froese, and Wendy Neville.
Vyse,club founder and coach, and MacLaren, a coach, were also honoured with lifetime B.C. Speed Skating Association and Speed Skating Canada memberships.
The winner of the Stan Vyse Memorial Award for skater of the year was Sylvie Lloyd.
Other award winners include John Coyne, volunteer of the year, Doug Wright, official of the year, Terry Norlander, coach of the year, and Dominic Villeneuve, youth volunteer of the year.
Mackenzie Neville, BJ Schmidt and Chelsea Reith were given Grade 12 bursaries.