Achievement to be acknowledged

Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards organizers are now seeking nominations.

It’s getting to be that time of year to look back and celebrate the best of local sports.

Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards organizers are now seeking nominations.

Any athlete, team, coach, official or sport administrator, including junior athletes and masters in the Nanaimo area from Ladysmith to Nanoose Bay, may be nominated by the Dec. 18 deadline.

Award categories include Junior Male Individual Athlete of the Year, Junior Female Individual Athlete of the Year, Junior Male Team Athlete of the Year, Junior Female Team Athlete of the Year, Male Individual Athlete of the Year, Female Individual Athlete of the Year, Male Team Athlete of the Year, Female Team Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year, Junior Team of the Year, Masters Athlete of the Year, Partners of the Year, Grassroots Coach of the Year, High-Performance Coach of the Year, Official of the Year, Sport Administrator of the Year, and Best Sports News Story of the Year.

There is also the Michael Rhode Memorial Award, which will be presented to an athlete, coach, volunteer or advocate who selflessly gives his or her time, energy and commitment to sports and to the community.

A panel of judges made up of media and other members of the sports community will determine finalists and winners. Nominees will be judged on their performance and achievements in 2015.

Please visit www.nanaimosportachievementawards.ca to access a fillable online nomination form.

The 11th annual Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards will be held Feb. 12 at the Coast Bastion Hotel. To become an event sponsor, or for more information, please call Marilyn Sullivan at 250-716-6110.