“Sport BC recognizes the importance of volunteers in sport. The significant role volunteers play in the sport sector is celebrated through Sport BC’s Presidents’ Awards. The Presidents’ Awards presented by ‘Sports With Balls’ are given to volunteers from Sport BC member and partner organizations who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism through the dedication, commitment, and tireless energy they give to their sport organizations.”

Sport BC News Release – February 2, 2023

Sandy Holliday has dedicated many years to the sport of alpine ski racing. Her involvement at the grassroots level began with the enrollment of her sons in the Nancy Greene Ski League at SilverStar Mountain Resort in the 1980’s. Sandy was an active volunteer in the Vernon Ski Club and, as her sons progressed in racing, Sandy took on more and more responsibility for the organization and execution of ski racing events.

Sandy has served as Race Administrator for many high profile events, including the World Cup in Whistler in 2008, Apex downhills during the 1990’s and early 2000’s, and the Canada Winter Games in 2015 . A notable highlight of of Sandy’s volunteer career was her role as Alpine Race Administrator for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Whistler.

Currently, Sandy is volunteering at the Dreadnaught Race Centre in Kimberley, where skiers with Olympic aspirations learn the skills necessary to navigate race courses at high speed. Sandy can always be counted on to step up whenever she is asked to help at ski racing events, no matter how big or small.

“We at BC Alpine are thrilled and proud to congratulate Sandy on this well-earned honour. We cannot imagine a more deserving recipient, and we sincerely thank Sandy for her immeasurable contributions to our sport.”

Anders Hestdalen, BC Alpine CEO

The 41 recipients (from 40 sport organizations) will be celebrated during Sport BC’s 55th Athlete of the Year Awards taking place on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Click HERE for news release and complete recipient list.

“Congratulations to the 2022 Presidents’ Awards Recipients, thank you for all you do for sport in British Columbia.”

Sport BC News Release – February 2, 2023