30th Sport Vol­un­teer Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Ban­quet Did you know?

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

• Sport and re­cre­ation or­ga­ni­za­tions en­gage 28 per cent

(5.3 mil­lion) of all vol­un­teers in Canada.

• 1.8 mil­lion Cana­di­ans coach am­a­teur sport. • 800,000 vol­un­teer as ref­er­ees or of­fi­cials.

• 2 mil­lion vol­un­teer as ad­min­is­tra­tors or helpers in am­a­teur sport.

• 72% of Cana­di­ans be­lieve that sport is a key con­trib­u­tor

to the qual­ity of life in their com­mu­nity.

• 92% of Cana­di­ans be­lieve that com­mu­nity sport can

have a positive in­flu­ence in the lives of youth. • Cana­di­ans rank sport as the 2nd most positive in­flu­ence

in the lives of youth, af­ter fam­ily. 2016 Award Cat­e­gories Hamil­ton Hero Ban­ner Dr. Gene Sut­ton Club Ex­cel­lence Ray Lewis Com­mu­nity Ser­vice City of Hamil­ton Distin­guished Youth Sport Vol­un­teer Ron Fox­croft Fair Play (Of­fi­cials) Dr. Ray John­son Coach of the Year Pear­son Dunn In­surance Inc. Distin­guished Sport Vol­un­teers United Tro­phy Vol­un­teer of the Year

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