SportBC will host its 45th annual Athlete of the Year Awards next month and while finalists are usually selected by a committee (of which I am a member) the Best of BC category has been opened up for public vote. Starting today, you can select your favourite BC athlete from the 2010 season in an online vote.
The Best of BC finalists are:
Ashleigh McIvor Ski-cross gold medallist at Vancouver 2010
Danielle Lawrie Named NCAA National Player of the Year in 2010
Lauren Woolstencroft Collected 10 Paralympic medals at Vancouver 2010 (8 of which were gold)
Duncan Keith Olympic gold in men’s hockey, Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks, NHLâ€™s most outstanding defenseman
MaÃ«lle Ricker 1st woman to win Olympic gold on home soil, 2010 Crystal Globe recipient overall & snowboard cross
Read the full bios of each finalist and cast your vote between now and February. The winner will be announced February 21st and honoured (along with the other category winners) at the Athlete of the Year Awards dinner at the River Rock on February 24, 2011.