Help name British Columbia’s top athlete for 2010

RICHMOND — Sport BC, in partnership with the City of Richmond, encourages all British Columbians to have their say in naming the top B.C. athlete of 2010 by voting online at SportBC.com.

RICHMOND — Sport BC, in partnership with the City of Richmond, encourages all British Columbians to have their say in naming the top B.C. athlete of 2010 by voting online at SportBC.com.

The athlete who receives the highest number of votes will be honoured with the Best of BC award for his or her achievements at Sport BC’s 45th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards presented by TELUS.

 Voters will be asked to choose the athlete they feel best represented B.C. nationally or internationally in either a professional or amateur sport from the following finalists:

• Duncan Keith (Penticton) — Ice Hockey, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist

• Danielle Lawrie (Langley) — Softball, NCAA 2010 Player of the Year

• Ashleigh McIvor (Whistler) — Ski-cross, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist

• Lauren Woolstencroft (North Vancouver) — Para-Alpine Skiing, Five-time 2010 Paralympic Gold Medalist

• Maëlle Ricker (North Vancouver) — Snowboardcross, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist.

Vote at SportBC.com/bestofbc. Voting closes on February 20, 2011 and the people’s choice for Best of BC will be revealed on Feb. 21. — Submitted

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