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Andy and Helen Andrews Memorial Award
The Andy and Helen Andrews Memorial Award of Distinction was established, in 2000, with the purpose of recognizing and rewarding student athletes at Douglas College who demonstrate both academic excellence, as well as, significant athletic achievements in their sport. One male and one female student athlete, with the highest GPA, will be selected annually to receive this award.
BC Wrestling Association Endowment
The BC Wrestling Association established this award initially in 1992 with the purpose of supporting Douglas College students who were members of the Douglas College wrestling team. The terms were changed in 2018 to reflect changes within BC Wrestling and wrestling at Douglas College.
Centaur Products Sports Award of Distinction
Centaur Products Inc. has been providing quality sports surfacing, spectator seating, scoreboards, electronic message displays and gymnasium equipment to the Canadian athletic community since 1973. They established the Centaur Products Sports Award of Distinction, in 1994, in recognition of its status as a supplier of equipment and flooring to Douglas College. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward student athletes playing for any Douglas College Athletics team where the season spans 2 semesters.
Coach Frick and Rick Hansen Difference Maker Award of Distinction
This award was previously called the Coach Frick Wheelchair Basketball Award of Distinction. In 2016, Coach Frick teamed up with Rick Hansen to re-establish the fund with a purpose of recognizing student athletes who have been identified as difference makers. A difference maker is someone whose leadership inspires others to take action and who is passionate about using their spirit to ignite the talent of others. The energy of a difference maker empowers others to believe in their own potential, and removes the barriers of society to create a more inclusive world, as has been demonstrated by the work of Tim Frick and Rick Hansen.
Columbia Integrated Health Centre Award of Distinction
Dr. John Dang, Clinic Director of Columbia Integrated Health Centre, established this award in 2014 to celebrate and recognize student athletes who, during the course of the season and from within their respective sports, have sustained an injury and have undergone rehabilitation to return to pre-injury status. An active sportsman himself, he personally relates to athletes who suffer injury and are faced with the challenges of overcoming such physical adversities to return to competition. As a clinician, having treated many injured players, he knows first-hand the mental and physical commitment necessary to return to sports. In honour of such determination and passion for athletics Dr. Dang is proud to recognize these student athletes with this award.
Dave Seaweed Award of Distinction
The Dave Seaweed Award of Distinction was created in 2015 by Dave Seaweed, the Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator at Douglas College. Dave is a Douglas College alumnus of the Sport Science program. His first job at Douglas College was running intramurals while working with student athletes. In his current role at the College he continues to work with these departments and stays active in the community as a referee and coach for basketball. Dave decided to combine all of his passions and create an award that supports Aboriginal students, Student Athletes, and either the Sport Science Diploma or Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Degree programs.
David Munro Basketball Award of Distinction
The candidate(s) for this award must have participated in the Best in the West Basketball SuperCamp. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership both on the court and in the classroom. Student recipients must be positive role models and possess a strong work ethic.
Douglas College Athletic Award
This award was established by the Douglas College Centre for Campus Life (CCL), now known as Student Affairs & Services, to recognize athletic excellence. The purpose of this fund is to support student athletes at Douglas College.
Douglas College Rugby Award
The Douglas College Rugby Award was created, in 1994, by the United Rugby Club. The purpose of this award is to support students at Douglas College who play rugby and it was a wish (not mandatory) that there be two awards distributed each year; one to a female athlete and a second to a male athlete.
Freedom 55 Financial Fitness and Community Wellness Award of Distinction
The Freedom 55 Financial Fitness and Community Wellness Award of Distinction was created in 2016 to recognize and reward students who share the company’s values and make a difference in their community. Through this award Great West Life on behalf of Freedom 55 Financial, a Division of London Life Insurance Company, hopes to create community awareness of their company and allow recipients to access potential career opportunities.
Gail Moore Memorial Award of Distinction
The Gail Moore Memorial Award of Distinction was created in 2008, in memory of Gail Moore, by her family to support female golfers in BC. Gail was a well-known amateur golfer who was a three-time Canadian Junior Champion, a two-time Canadian Amateur Champion, Canadian Open Champion, three-time member of Canada's World Amateur team, and three-time member of Canada's Commonwealth Team. Throughout her career, Gail earned positions on 21 provincial teams and seven national teams. As a result of her many accomplishments and contributions to golf, Gail was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the BC Golf Hall of Fame, and the PNGA Hall of Fame. Sadly, Gail lost her battle with cancer in 1993 at the age of 49. Her husband Jim, and their three children, Dana, Julie and James, established this award in her memory.
Jesse Penner Memorial Award of Distinction
The Jesse Penner Memorial Award was created, in 2006, in his memory by Jesse's family. The fund was then changed to an Award of Distinction in 2016 with the purpose of supporting members of the Douglas College Men's Baseball Team; preferably those who demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship & team spirit.
Jordan Kornberger "Bleed Green" Memorial Award of Distinction
The Jordan Kornberger "Bleed Green" Memorial Award of Distinction was established, in 2015, by the Douglas Students' Union Athletes Council. Jordan was a member of the Douglas College Baseball team, and was as an avid supporter of all Douglas teams. He is remembered for his charismatic personality, dedication to the game, and endless love for his Douglas College family. It's purpose of this award is to recognize other student athletes who demonstrate characteristics similar to Jordan, such as leadership, school spirit and a strong work ethic.
Katy-Cole McGilligan Men's Basketball Award of Distinction
The Katy Cole-McGilligan Men's Basketball Award of Distinction (previously a Bursary) was established, in 2004, to reward and recognize Douglas College students who were members of the Men's Basketball Team. In 2015, this award was expanded to include all student athletes although keeping a preference to members of the Men's Basketball team. Katy Cole-McGilligan is a local athlete who demonstrates courage, strength of character and a passion for sports and was a strong student. The award is presented to student athletes who demonstrate similar characteristics.
The Kruger award supports students in the Commerce and Business Administration, and the Science and Technology faculties. Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibers, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. In 1997, Kruger acquired the Scott Paper Tissue Products Mill, a mainstay on New Westminster's waterfront since 1922, and became a strong supporter of Douglas College students.
Margaret Mason Women's Basketball Award of Distinction
Margaret Mason established this fund in 2007 to support women students playing on the basketball team at Douglas College. Mason played varsity basketball away from home and it was a financial challenge for her parents who, at one time, had three children away at school. She understands the commitment involved in playing a sport at the college/university level and the hours involved which makes it difficult to get part-time work. Her award is designed to support the commitment shown by a female basketball athlete who is also able to excel academically.
Our All, Our Honour Award of Distinction Supported by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC
The "Our All, Our Honour Award of Distinction Supported by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC" is a legacy from the 2018 CCAA Women's Soccer National Championships hosted by Douglas College Athletics. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC wished to support the event, women's soccer and the community by creating a fund that recognized a Douglas College student athlete on the women's soccer team who had made exceptional contributions to the community.
Peter & Kathleen Kerr Memorial Award of Distinction
The Peter & Kathleen Kerr Memorial Award of Distinction was established, in 2015, by their daughter Nicki Kerr. This award was originally created in honour of her father Peter Kerr, a professional soccer player, who competed in England, Scotland and South Africa. In 2015, Nicki's mother, Kathleen Kerr, passed away and she updated the fund to honour both of her parents. This award rewards and recognizes student athletes on either the Douglas College Royals Men's or Women's soccer team.
Reward a Royal
The Reward a Royal program was created to provide financial assistance to participating Douglas College
athletic teams. All fundraising monies received in response to the Reward a Royal campaign are designated to the donor's team of choice and must be used for the purpose of student athlete awards, purchasing supplies, equipment, exhibition competitions (e.g. meals, accommodations, travel expenses or fees) or academic support programs. When funding is disbursed in the form of an award, recipient(s) must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credits within any program, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and demonstrate extraordinary performance or contribution to their team as identified by the coaching staff and Athletics department.