Awards

The following criteria apply to all Water Ski & Wakeboard BC Awards:

  • Persons nominated must be a member in good standing of WSWBC.
  • Persons nominated can be competitive or recreational athletes.
  • Persons nominated do not have to be members of a water ski club.
  • Persons nominated must be residents of British Columbia.
  • Nominations can be from individuals or clubs.
  • Awards will be presented at each WSWBC Annual General Meeting.
  • Deadline for nominations is January 15th each year.

Below is the list of the award categories.

CURTIS MCDONELL MEMORIAL TROPHY

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

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.

THE JEFF HEER WAKEBOARD ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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.

THE WAKESKATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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.

THE RICHARD GRAY BAREFOOT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Is presented each year to a Barefoot 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 AWARD

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.

COACH OF THE YEAR

A Coach of the year will be selected by the WSWBC Awards Committee from nominations received from the membership. This individual will have made outstanding contributions to coaching and to athlete development in BC. This coach may also have made significant personal development improvements or have contributed significantly in their service as a coach.

JUNIOR COACH OF THE YEAR

A junior coach of the year will be selected by the WSWBC Awards Committee from nominations received from the membership. This individual will be recognized for outstanding participation as a junior coach and for contributing to the development of the junior team.

WATER SKI OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

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.

THE MIKE MCCOMB WAKEBOARD OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

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.

BAREFOOT OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

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 Barefoot official and for contributions to officiating and officials development in BC.

MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE AWARDS

Are 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.