President of Kelowna’s Adaptive Snow Sport Program, honored with award

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March 17, 2015

President of Kelowna’s Adaptive Snow Sport Program, honored with award

(Vancouver, BC) –  Each year, Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO’s) from across BC recognize their volunteers whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization with the Sport BC Presidents’ Awards. BC Adaptive’s Tony Lenarcic was presented with the award on Thursday March 12th during the annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year awards at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Lenarcic exudes a warmth and calmness that instills confidence in all those around him.  Under his guidance, Powder Hounds Adaptive Snowsports at Big White (one of the Programs offered by The Kelowna & District Society for People in Motion) has grown from a small base of instructors 10 years ago, to a stable and flourishing program with around 50 volunteers delivering over 200 lessons per year to the Okanagan community.

Using his strong leadership skills to bring out the best in the Instructors and students he interacts with, Lenarcic volunteers countless hours of service both on and off the hill.  As a CADS Certified Instructor himself, he has organised and assisted with the training and certification of the Powder Hounds Instructors, building strength and depth in the Club, enabling them to deliver the best possible experience for their students.

“Tony is a passionate advocate for those wishing to participate in Alpine recreation and garners much support within the local community.  Tony is a man with great ideas, energy and tireless dedication;  I am delighted to present this year’s President’s Award to him.” says Kay Fulford, BC Adaptive Snowsports’ President.

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BC Adaptive Snowsports (formerly The Disabled Skiers Association of BC) has been delivering adaptive snowsports programs throughout BC since 1973. From first contact to the BC Para Alpine Ski Team BCAS introduce individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities to the freedom and therapeutic benefits of skiing and snowboarding. For information on BC Adaptive Snowsports visit our website

BC Adaptive Snowsports Media Contact:

Wayne Leslie, Executive Director

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