Ken Porter wins Sports Officials Canada Award
Thursday, June 18, 2009
OTTAWA Athletics Canada would like to congratulate veteran track and field official Ken Porter on being named the 2009 recipient of the Allen G. Rae Builder Award for his significant contribution to sports official's development and advancement.
Over his 45-year career the Victoria, BC native officiated at every major national and international competition including the 1976 Olympic Games, 1978 Commonwealth Games, 1983 World University Games, 1999 Pan-American Games and the 2001 World Championships. He was named BC Athletics Official of the Year in 1978, and was inducted into the BC Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998.
Other 2009 winners of the Sports Officials Awards include:
Don Koharski, NHL Referee, Foxcroft Award for officiating excellence in professional sport
Louise Leblanc, Swimming Official, FOX 40 Kitch MacPherson Award of Excellence
Robert Stanton, Softball Official, FOX 40 Kitch MacPherson Award of Excellence
The awards will be presented on Saturday September 26, 2009 at the Sports Officials Canada Annual Awards Dinner, being held in conjunction with their annual conference at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
Sports Officials Canada (SOC) is a federally incorporated national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in sports officiating. SOC represents Canadian technical officials as a national voice. For more information about SOC please visit their website at www.sportsofficials.ca.
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