2017 Awards Banquet Recap

Photos by Justin Ho.

Saturday, October 14th marked the 9th 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

  • Kathleen Abuan
  • Kurtis Stewart

Both winners received a $100 Rackets & Runners gift card.

Coaching Awards

  • Reanne Bowlby
  • David Stelck

Recipients also received a $100 Rackets & Runners gift card.

Individual Spirit Awards

  • Clint Sello (Laurel Stroppa-Atwood Spirit Award)
  • Allison Lambert  (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! In line with our gender inclusivity changes, the awards are no longer classified as male and female awards. 

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: G-Raff-Attack
  • Tuesday: Sons and Daughters
  • Wednesday: Yttierbium
  • Thursday: Dim Sum Warriors

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 Dim Sum Warriors who each received a $25 MEC gift card!

Hall of Fame Inductions

Throughout the evening, three more legacies of Vancouver disc sports were inducted into the VUL Hall of Fame - Krista Willougby, Mike 'Spud' Fleury and a team - The Flaming Red Sallies. This brings the total number of VUL Hall of Famers to 19 people and 1 team. We're working on these Hall of Fame bios. For now, you can read about past inductees on our Hall of Fame page. 


Lastly, you can see all the photos on Facebook!