Hall of Fame


Craig English Award

This award shall be presented to the member who best exhibits sportsmanship, perseverance, and dedication to the sport of Powerlifting in BC. This award will not necessarily be presented each year, if no suitable candidate can be chosen and recipients may only receive this award one time.

In order to be eligible, candidates must be involved within the BCPA for a minimum of 10 years and candidates will be selected by the BCPA executive.

Craig English was a very passionate BCPA member who overcame a number of personal troubles. He passed away in a fatal gym accident while training, and was the first recorded gym fatality ever in Canada. 

2015 – Joe Oliveria

2014 – Bob Hindley

2011 – Chris Robb

2007 – Surinder Virk

1995 – Larry Ling

1994 – Dave Richard

1993 – Wendy Robb

1992 – Geoff Nuthall

1991 – Pat Winstanley

1990 – Hugh Ward

1989 – Ed Boyt

 

Volunteer of the Year

Started in 2014, this award is to recognize the outstanding contributions made by volunteers to the BCPA and who exemplify the mission and values of the BCPA. The recipients are selected based on their service from the last calendar year and may not receive the award in consecutive years. Board of Directors and Officials are not eligible for this award. Recipients will be announced at the Provincial Championships and receive a letter of congratulations and be awarded a plaque.

2016 – Meara Mullholand and Lynne Desautels

2015 – Blake Taylor and Eliana Rolando

2014 – Ben Nickerson and Wendy Yamazaki

 

Athlete of the Year

Started in 2014, the Athlete of the year award is to recognize BCPA members’ performance on the platform. Recipients should have competed nationally and/or internationally in the past year to be considered. Records, totals, Wilks’ scores and personal improvement will all be taken into account.

2016Bonney Rempel

2015 – Aimee Mergaert and Adam Ramzy

2014 – Pamela Anderson and Kevin Weiss

 

Annual Student Bursary

The BCPA will be awarding up to two annual bursaries in the amount of $500 to assist active members attending post-secondary and that are in need of financial assistance. Recipients must be passionate and driven individuals who train hard and study harder. This bursary is a non-repayable award, and applicants must meet the certain requirements, along with submitting the required documentation to be eligible. The BCPA executive members will choose the recipient of the award based on their written statement.

2016 – Meara Mullholand and Adam Ramzy