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Community sport heroes recognized

Tyler Mosher to receive Harry Jerome Comeback Award


By Andrew Mitchell

This Thursday, May 5, some of WhistlerÕs finest will be recognized by the Sport B.C. Community Sport Heroes program for their contributions. Some are athletes, some are coaches, and some are the volunteers that keep sports organizations up and running.

Community members were asked to submit nominations for the awards to Sport B.C., who made the final decisions.

The winners are:

Mae Palm Ñ Ironman champion, marathoner

John Benbow Ñ Whistler Mountain Ski Club board of directors

Phil Chew Ñ Coach and co-ordinator for B.C. Disabled Ski Team

Chuck Gage Ñ B.C. Golf Association

Sheila Mozes Ñ Whistler Gymnastics Club, Kidsport

Bob Calladine Ñ Whistler Youth Soccer Club

WhistlerÕs Tyler Mosher will also receive the Harry Jerome Comeback Award. Mosher won the award back in March as part of Sport B.C.Õs annual athlete of the year awards, but was still training in Europe and could not attend the ceremony.

Mosher is working to earn a spot on the disabled cross-country ski team with a goal of representing Whistler at the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games, and is also working with the Canadian Snowboard Federation to bring adaptive snowboarding to the World Cup and Paralympics.

The Community Sport Heroes awards will be presented on Thursday, May 5 at the Brewhouse, starting at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.