2019 Awards Banquet Recap

Photos by Jeff Bell.

Saturday, October 5th marked the 11th 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

  • Kelly Wunderlich
  • Alex Van

Both winners received a $100 Soccerwest gift card.

Coaching Awards

  • Mike Fung (Youth)
  • Anja Haman (Adults)

Recipients also received a $100 Soccerwest gift card.

Individual Spirit Awards

  • Wesley Chan (Laurel Stroppa-Atwood Spirit Award)
  • Doris Chang  (William Arthur Hawkins Spirit Award)

Each recipient received a $250 MEC Gift Card and the trophy! 

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 BE Ultimate. Big thanks to our jersey partner, BE for this fantastic prize!

The winners were:

  • Monday: Talk Nerdy to Me
  • Tuesday: Dark Side of the Disc
  • Wednesday: Dim Sum Warriors
  • Thursday: Rain City Ultimate Club

Carbon Flip Award

Our green initiative to encourage biking and carpooling to games was won by Absolute Zeroes who each received a $25 MEC gift card!

Hall of Fame Inductions

Throughout the evening, two more legacies of Vancouver disc sports were inducted into the VUL Hall of Fame - Liam Robinson and Rosse Lapper.  This brings the total number of VUL Hall of Famers to 23 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. 


You can view the photos from the evening on Facebook!