2003 BC Athletics Awards 


2003 OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR (Ian McNeil Award)

Kamloops, B.C.

Kamloops Track & Field Club
Outstanding contribution to Track and Field over the last 10 years
Can always be counted on to do a great job running his events
Always there to help and has mentored many Officials giving confidence and guidance

2003 LONG STANDING SERVICE AWARD (Ralph Coates Memorial Award)

Delta, BC

Contributions to Track & Field are unsurpassed.
Service has been longstanding, valuable, versatile and a tribute to his dedication
Willing to support any level of meet from JD through to International
Selected as Official of the Year in 1989 and his service has only increased

2003 ROOKIE OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR (Mary Temple Award)

Surrey, BC

Great rapport with Officials and Athletes
Willing to officiate at any meet discipline at almost any position
Attends every event she asked to participate in
Ready willing and able all the time


Vancouver, BC

Club: Vancouver Thunderbirds
organized level III, IV and V officials to officiate at a meet
provided transportation, coffee, and food for the officials
provided for some officials who had never officiated in other specific areas to experience and appreciate skills needed in other disciplines.
organized sponsors for prizes
provided a positive atmosphere for an excellent competition among the athletes competing
provided a safe competitive environment especially for athletes who were achieving personal bests in events they were participating in for the first time.
provided two fun-filled days of competition which the officials enjoyed so much that they requested that the event be held annually.
epitomizes the very nature of Davey Coupland as an official and as a person by making competition and officiating fun

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