Each Spring, the Lethbridge Sport Council honours the sport community for their spirit, drive, and commitment of our athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and sport leaders.
Each nominee must be a member of a Lethbridge sport organization or an individual who trains at a Lethbridge sport facility, support and demonstrate LSCAA values as measured by the respect for the game, a love of sport, respect for others, and a commitment to fair play and ethical sport, and who has not been the award recipient for the nominated award in the past two years.
Eligible entries are for performances or contributions that take place between January 1 and December 31 of the qualifying year. Exceptions include information relevant to those categories that honour lifetime achievement awards.
Who Can Nominate
Anyone can nominate an individual, team, partner, or corporation for the LSCAA. It is preferable that a non-family member make the nomination. No individuals may nominate themselves for an individual award. It is the nominating person’s responsibility to accurately select the categories entered. The LSCAA, in consultation with the nominating person, may alter these selections.
Dr. Gary Bowie Sport Excellence Awards
Presented to an individual, organization, or event to honour their outstanding contributions towards Lethbridge’s strong reputation for quality event hosting.
2019 Chinook Open hosted by Lethbridge Skating Club
Presented to a coach who has achieved outstanding coaching performances and dedicated themselves to grow and develop amateur sport at a community, regional, provincial, national, or international level. The recipient of this award exemplifies dedication and leadership that allows athletes and sports teams to grow and shape sport in Lethbridge. Nominations are open to all paid or unpaid coaches.
2019 Pat Selk, Wrestling
2018 Tim Cooney, Speed Skating
2017 Russ Gallant, Judo
2016 Ryan Thornley (co-winner), Swimming
2016 Jesse Sawyer (co-winner), Baseball
2015 Bertil Johannson, Cross Country
2014 Todd Hubka, Baseball
2013 Rick Solberg, Baseball
2012 Kent Aitchison, Swimming
2011 Larry Steinke, Track and Field
2010 Mike Pinder, LA Swim Club
Presented to an official who is registered with a local, provincial, or national sport association and has demonstrated outstanding commitment and excellence in their role as an official in their chosen sport. The recipient of this award exemplifies dedication andleadership that is consistent with LSCAA values. Nominations are open to all paid and unpaid officials.
2018 Nicole Cooney, Speed Skating
2017 Deirdre Coburn, Figure Skating
2016 Mitch Ball, Baseball
2015 Micheal Barwegen, Soccer
2012 Stephanie Grace Nordlee, Basketball
2011 Gary Stauffer, Swimming
Volunteer in Sport
Presented to a volunteer of a Lethbridge sport organization or a volunteer at a sport organization which trains at a Lethbridge sport facility who has made an overwhelming contribution to Lethbridge sport that is consistent with LSCAA values in the areas of leadership, sport development, innovation, and growth.
2019 Staci Muller, Speed Skating
2018 Brad Brown, Director in Charge of Field Operations at Lethbridge Minor Football Association
2017 Dave Overes, Chair of inaugural 2017 Football Canada U16 Western Challenge
2016 Jennifer Drader, Lethbridge Minor Softball Association President
2014 Steven Neis, Chair - 2019 Lethbridge CWG Bid Committee
2013 Jim Thompson, Lethbridge Fish & Game Association
2011 Allen Friesen, Lethbridge Fish & Game Association
2010 Eunice David, Lethbridge Figure Skating Club