In the months leading up to the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, Hometown Heroes are sought from all regions of the province.
Kazuko Komatsu, owner and CEO of Pacific Western Brewing (PWB) who is sponsoring the awards, said at least 16 heroes will be selected from all regions of B.C. in four rounds leading up to the Games in February 2015.
The “heroes” will be receiving bursaries.
“We started this program in 2002 and we have supported many young athletes and other community heroes whose extraordinary endeavours inspire us all,” said Komatsu.
Application to the Hometown Heroes program is open to any B.C. resident currently engaged in sports as an athlete or coach, or otherwise excelling in a community mentoring activity.
Applicants must be at least 19 years old. Candidates will demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship; proven interest, ability and passion in the pursuit of their sport; a dedication to their learning with a strong track record of academic success; and, a well- rounded lifestyle including community involvement.
Application forms will be available online at www.pwbrewing.com. Two letters of recommendation by a non-relative should accompany the application.
Email the application to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Hometown Heroes Bursaries, PWB Foundation, 3876 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G-4T9.