It is that time of year – award season! This is a great opportunity for us all to recognize the extraordinary talent and work ethic of the ski racers across the province. See below for detail on the Athlete Award categories for 2024.

1. Dave Murray Bursary

Award: $750.00 (two bursaries)

Criteria: Awarded to two BC athletes based on the following:

  • Financial need.
  • Athletic ability / Sportsmanship / Leadership.
  • Recommendation to BC Alpine by coach or other club representative.
  • Priority given to U19 level athletes.

About the Award: Founded in 1987 by friends of Dave Murray after a fundraiser

Application/Nomination: Submit via BC Alpine Website http://bcalpine.com/awards/

Selection: BC Alpine awards committee makes final selection for this award

2. Bob Parsons’ Memorial Fund Bursary

Award: $1,000.00 per athlete

Criteria: Awarded to two individuals based on:

  • Leadership and dedication to the sport of ski racing
  • Financial need
  • Recommendation to BC Alpine by coach or other club representative
  • Priority is given to U19 level athletes

About the Award: Bob Parsons was the original weasel worker at the Whistler World Cup.

Application/Nomination: Submit via BC Alpine Website. http://bcalpine.com/awards/

3. Ski Canada Bursary

Award: *$500.00 

*Awarded to one athlete OR $250 each to one male and one female athlete

Criteria

  • U16 level athletes only
  • Financial need
  • Potential to rise to the top of ski racing in Canada
  • Recommendation to BC Alpine by coach or other club representative

About the Award: The Ski Canada Bursary is available for not-for-profit ski organizations and groups across Canada.

Application/Nomination: Submit via BC Alpine Website http://bcalpine.com/awards/. Selection BC Alpine awards committee makes final selection for this award

4. Cary Mullen Award

Criteria: This athlete has displayed the most sportsmanlike conduct

Award: Trophy for one male and one female athlete

Application/Nomination: Submit via BC Alpine Website http://bcalpine.com/awards/

Selection: BC Alpine awards committee makes final selection for this award

DEADLINE: May 31, 2024