2016 Awards Banquet Recap

Photos by Justin Ho.

Saturday, October 15th marked the 8th Annual Awards Banquet for the VUL. It’s was an evening full of recognition as we assembled the VUL’s largest contributors – board, staff, co-ordinators, organizers, volunteers, partners, top spirited players, and hall of famers.

The evening began with drinks and appetizers. Upon taking their seats before dinner, guests were welcomed with a slideshow titled ‘The Past Year in Photos’.  After dinner, was the presentation of the awards and hall of fame inductions. Here are this years' award recipients and hall of fame inductees!

Volunteer Awards

Olivier Lessard-Fontaine
Alex Chu

Both winners received a $75 Rackets & Runners gift card.

Adult Coaching Awards

Jennifer Nicholls
Mike 'Spud' Fleury

Youth Coaching Awards

Mimi Pan
Ted Chu

Recipients received a $100 Rackets & Runners gift card.

Individual Spirit Awards

Meghan Mathieson (Laurel Stroppa-Atwood Spirit Award)
Lawrence Duong  (William Arthur Hawkins Spirit Award)

Each recipient received a $250 Rackets & Runners gift card and the trophy which they'll keep for the full year!

Most Spirited Teams

Although these awards were announced in September, the Banquet was the VUL’s chance to recognize the top spirited teams in the VUL, and present them with their well deserved award – a $500 gift certificate for Oddball Workshop. Big thanks to our jersey partner, Oddball Workshop for this fantastic prize!

The winners were:
Monday: Random Fling
Tuesday: Space Oddities
Wednesday: Dim Sum Warriors
Thursday: Stallions of Champions

Carbon Flip Award

Our green initiative to encourage biking and carpooling to games was won fittingly won by a team that's mainly comprised of Environmental Management students! Congrats to the Kangabrewskis who received 75 minutes from EVO Car Share per player!

Hall of Fame Inductions

Throughout the evening, three more legacies of Vancouver disc sports were inducted into the VUL Hall of Fame - Jeff Malmgren, Brian Gisel and Art Hawkins. This brings the total number of VUL Hall of Famers to 17. You can read about past inductees on our Hall of Fame page.