Annual Award winners and call for nominations

Annual Award winners and call for nominations

Water Ski & Wakeboard BC annually presents the following awards to selected members to recognize their achievements and contributions to Towed water sports.  Thank you for your contributions to our sport.

Curtis McDonell Memorial Trophy: Cory Bate

Presented each year to an individual or group who has made outstanding contributions to the sport. Recipient of this award is chosen by the WSWBC Awards Committee from nominations received from the membership.

Kim DeMacedo Skier Achievement Award: Conley Pinette

Established in 1987 to commemorate Kim’s achievements that year, helping Canada win the World Junior Championship title and being named to the Senior National Team, at the age of 14. In 1993 a special tier was added to the trophy to recognize Kim’s winning Women’s Jump at the Worlds in Singapore, and the Overall title at the US Open. Presented each year to a water ski athlete for outstanding performance achievement or improvement. Recipient of this award are chosen by the WSWBC Awards Committee from nominations received from the membership.

Jeff Heer Wakeboard Achievement Award: Hunter Smith

Is presented each year to a Wakeboard athlete who has had outstanding results and improvement during the season. The recipient of this award is chosen by the WSWBC Awards Committee from nominations received from the membership.

Wakeskate Achievement Award: James Balzer

Is presented each year to a Wakeskate athlete who has had outstanding results and improvement during the season. The recipient of this award is chosen by the WSWBC Awards Committee from nominations received from the membership.

Club of the year: Kamloops Water Ski Club

Considerations will include a club that has hosted major tournament successfully, made great progress in developing young skiers, increased membership and introduced the sport to many new athletes, etc. Generally, one club will stand out at year’s end and will be selected by the WSWBC Awards Committee from nominations received from the membership.

Water Ski Official of the year: Doug Brain

An official will be selected by the WSWBC Awards Committee from nominations received from the membership. This individual will be recognized for outstanding participation as an Classic Three Event official and for contributions to officiating and officials development in BC.

Mike McComb Wakeboard Official of the year: Tanner Champion

An official will be selected by the WSWBC Awards Committee from nominations received from the membership. This individual will be recognized for outstanding participation as an Wakeboard official and for contributions to officiating and officials development in BC.

Most Improved Athlete Awards

Presented to male and female athletes who are an athlete who qualified in age as a junior in the discipline the award is for as of January 1 of the award year, and have shown the most improvement in their performances. Awards are presented to one male and one female in each of Classic 3 Event, Barefoot, and Wakeboard.

Most Improved Male Water Skier: Kyle Fredrickson
Most Improved Female Water Skier: Patricia Horwood
Most Improved Male Wakeboarder: Jordan Smith
Most Improved Female Wakeboarder: Michaela Phillips

WSWBC is now accepting nominations for the 2016 season. Please nominate deserving athletes, officials, coaches and volunteers for their performance this past summer. Nominations closed March 1, 2017.