THE BC 2014 OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
CAROL BISSELL OF COMOX
Carol started playing pickle ball in Campbell River following the second annual PB senior games . Campbell River at the time did not even have a program and one of their Programmers helped us to run the tournament with a computer program all set up and scheduling of all the games was done in advance. Following the games Carol attended a ” play and learn clinic put on by BC Pickleball instructors, headed by C Lefaive and subsequently started to play. When arriving into Comox she saw a need for communications to keep players abreast of what was happening both indoor, outdoor and regionally in Victoria as well as Nanaimo , two major regional centres adjacent.
Carol has also taught new players and has an interest in kids and and schools . Last summer she organized a large outdoor play date at their lovely four court facility in a deserted Lacrosse box , using Sportive portable sets. Many from different areas came and had fun in a social interactive venue. Executives from BC Pickleball, Pickle Ball Canada and the World Pickle Ball Federation attended. The power of reporting, in a leadership manner earns Carol this award. Last year it was Ms Dorita Gaspar for teaching PB 7 yrs in a row in her school, and the year before, to Lori Vance for humanitarian effort to a man who had had a heart attack.
In view of the rapid growth of the Comox, Courtenay, and Cumberland area as well as Campbell River – the fishing destination place , we have to thank Carol for all her efforts. I have heard that Telegraph Cove also wishes to start pickle ball in its high end fishing homes. With Whistler now coming on board, Mission, 108 mile house , and Cambie Rec center in Richmond – pickle ball is expanding in all directions.
Let’s hope next year, you will win the annual award for your volunteer efforts.So, let us know what you are doing.
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