Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

2011 Recipient: Sheila Hogan

Having stepped into the SOBC – Coquitlam Local Coordinator role when there was an acute need, Sheila Hogan has become known for her tireless efforts to help her Local thrive in every regard, and she is a worthy winner of the 2011 SOBC President’s Award.

In every area of the Local’s operations, Sheila has made sure SOBC – Coquitlam is functioning at the highest level and doing everything possible for the athletes. When there was a need for a track and field meet to ensure the region’s athletes would have a competition that year, Sheila was there. When Region 3 hosted the first-ever Regional Conference, and every single coach – not just the longtime volunteers – needed to be made aware of the opportunities, Sheila was there. When new coaches and volunteers come on board, Sheila is there offering extensive and thoughtful support. When the Local stages fundraising events and supports provincial fundraising campaigns, Sheila is there in an absolutely critical way.

An SOBC volunteer of nine years, Sheila stepped into the Local Coordinator position for SOBC – Coquitlam at a time when no one else could. She has been a vital force leading the Local ever since. Whether she’s trying to provide even more opportunities for the Local’s athletes or championing events, whether she’s resolving disputes or recruiting volunteers, Sheila is a much-respected voice and a much-valued tower of power in her busy Local.

Sheila, we thank you sincerely for all that you do!

Special Olympics BC salutes all of the 2011 President's Award nominees:

  • Sheron Lee Chic, SOBC – South Okanagan
  • William Farley, SOBC – Kelowna
  • Sami Fields, SOBC – Vancouver
  • Carol Harris, SOBC – 100 Mile House
  • Sheila Hawton, SOBC – Trail
  • Kelly Klein, SOBC – North Shore
  • Jennifer Stasiuk, SOBC – Dawson Creek