Alwilda van Ryswyk 1930 - 2021

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Alwilda's passing yesterday.  Alwilda has been a BC Athletics member for more years than any of us can remember and her presence in the sport was always something we could depend on.  She gave of herself in so many ways sitting on both the Junior Development and Officialls Committee for decades, a founding member of the Kamloops Track & Field Club and her ever cheerful work as an Offical for over 65 years. 

Alwilda was recognized for her committment to the sport many times over the years.  She is a member fthe BC Athetics Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Ian McNeil Award, Ralph Coates Award, Jane Swan Award and the NOC Service Pin for 65 years.

  • 1991 BC Athletics Hall of Fame Induction
  • 2004 Sport BC President’s Award – Athletics
  • 2009 Jane Swan Award
  • Officials Awards – see our website under recognition for:
    • BC Athletics Officials Awards
      • 1992 Ian McNeil Award
      • 1999 Ralph Coates Award
    • Athletics Canada Officials Awards
      • 2005 AC NOC Wall of Honour
      • 25, 50 & 60 Yr NOC Service Pins