Event highlights value of sports to community

Event highlights value of sports to community

Kudos to all involved in organizing this super event.

Event highlights value of sports to community

I am proud to reside in Cowichan. To me it really is the perfect place to live — great people, great facilities and unsurpassed natural beauty.

Last night I was prouder than usual. I had the privilege to be invited to attend the North Cowichan-Duncan Sports Wall of Fame banquet.

Kudos to all involved in organizing this super event. Special shout outs to Mary-Beth MacKenzie, Ernie Mansueti, Norm Jackson and Deb Savory-Wright (Kidsport).

This night showcases not only excellence in sports and the value sports brings to youth and to a community, but also highlights special individuals who give their all to coach and mentor these young athletes.

Even though I have never met some of the individuals awarded, their stories made it hard to keep composure and not shed a tear or two.

We are lucky to have amazing athletes, competing for world titles, playing professional sports and some still coaching through difficult situations in our community.

Congratulations to all those who received accolades at last night’s event.

Jennifer Woike

President 2018 Cowichan BC Summer Games