Trainer of the Year Winners – May 2018

BOKS is extremely thankful to ALL our trainers who dedicate their time to ensure our Canadian children stay physically active.  Our volunteer trainers are beyond essential and play an extremely large role in the success of BOKS.  We simply can’t thank everyone enough.

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.”  – Sherry Anderson

Like last year, many trainers who went above and beyond, and were nominated by peers, co-workers, staff, and/or BOKS teammates to be named, “Trainer of the Year.”  It is clear, fellow Canadians, are very willing to donate their time in the efforts to positively affect others.  Personally, I am more than proud to call myself Canadian based on these results and you should be too.

I am happy to announce the five winners, each representing a specific region.

Drum roll please…

Please give a loud round of applause to the 2017/2018 Trainer of the Year winners:

Name School School Board Region
Waleah Blais Cedar Drive Elementary Coquitlam School District Western Canada (B.C. & Alberta)
Christy Huber Imperial Community Elementary School Regina Public School Prairies (Manitoba & Saskatchewan), NWT & Yukon
Elizabeth Dias Our Lady of Lourdes Toronto Catholic District School Board Central Canada (Ontario& Nunavut)
Yves Bolduc École Immaculée-Conception Commission scolaire de l’Énergie Quebec
Allan Power All Hallows Elementary Newfoundland and Labrador English School District Atlantic Canada (Nfld, PEI, N.S. & N.B)

The above winners have been gifted with a $100 voucher to www.reebok.ca . We can’t wait to see these trainers sporting their newly acquired Reebok appeal in their next BOKS class.

Are you considering to volunteer with BOKS (or otherwise)?

Take a peek at the following post on “How to start volunteering”.

BOKS also has options for high school students looking to acquire their volunteer hours.  Our staff can help orchestrate a relationship between a high school and an elementary school.  Being a BOKS trainer help them to: add to their resume, build volunteer hours, be a positive role model, provide them with the opportunity to be more physically active, and help them develop leadership skills.  Our Regional Coordinators are here to help make this opportunity a reality.

It doesn’t take much to be a great volunteer.  Some of the qualities that make a difference?   Enthusiasm, flexibility, reliability, creativity and passion, integrity, teamwork, communication, and good organizations skills.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to your BOKS Regional Coordinator:

  • Western Canada (B.C. & Alberta) – Shannon.Macmillan@bokskids.org
  • Prairies (Manitoba & Saskatchewan), NWT & Yukon – Derek.Pang@bokskids.org
  • Central Canada (Ontario& Nunavut) – Alison.Edwards@bokskids.org
  • Quebec – Kim.St-Pierre@bokskids.org
  • Atlantic Canada (Nfld, PEI, N.S. & N.B) – Chris.Tremblay@bokskids.org

Alison Edwards, Regional Coordinator – Central Canada