Bill Woycik Outstanding Facility Award
W.E. “Bill” Woycik was the eighth President (1962-1963) and a long serving Secretary-Treasurer (1969-1976) of the Association when it was originally known as the BC Arena, Auditorium & Stadium Association.
Bill served his community as the Manager of the Prince George Coliseum. He later became the Civic Properties Manager, Manager of the Civic Properties and Recreation Commission and his last official title up to 1987 while working for the City was Director of Civic Properties and Recreation.
Bill sadly passed away in 1991.
For his meritorious service to the Association Bill was awarded an Award of Merit by the Association in 1991. This award was presented posthumously to his wife Florence and two daughters Sherri-Lee and Shirlee-Ann.
The memorial award in Bill’s name was established to honour him and is awarded to one outstanding new or improved facility in the province each year.
The conditions of the award are:
It must be a recreation, sport or leisure facility. It must be a relatively new or newly renovated facility. It must meet a demonstrated (and greatest) community need. It should demonstrate innovations in design, energy management, operations, revenue generation, services, etc. The facility or community must have a member of good standing within the RFABC. The facility should demonstrate efficiencies in operation, energy conservation and preventative maintenance.
|1992||Castlegar & District Aquatic Centre,
|1993||Riverside Coliseum, Kamloops
|1994||District of Taylor Ice Arena,
|1995||Rutland Arena, Kelowna
|1996||Panorama Leisure Centre & Prince George Civic Centre|
|1997||Ice Sports Centre|
|1998||Strathcona Gardens, Campbell River
& Pinetree Community Centre, Coquitlam
|2000||Comox Valley Aquatics Centre|
|2001||Seaparc Leisure Complex, Sooke
& Surrey Sports and Leisure Complex
|2002||Port Alberni Multi Plex|
|2003||Guildford Community Centre, Surrey|
|2004||Oceanside Place, Parksville|
|2005||Esquimalt Recreation Centre|
|2006||Revelstoke Recreation Centre & Mission Leisure Centre|
|2007||Nanaimo Ice Centre, Nanaimo
|2008||Armstrong / Spallumckeen Arena, Armstrong
|2010||Cowichan Aquatic Centre, Duncan
|2011||Poirier Sports & Leisure Centre, Coquitlam|
|2012||Cowichan Sports Arena Renovation Project, Duncan
|2013||Pitt Meadows Arena, Pitt Meadows
|2014||Kin Centre Enhancement Project, Prince George|
|2015||Ladner Leisure Centre, Delta|
|2016||Timms Community Centre, Langley|
|2017||City Centre Community Centre, Richmond|
|2018||Delbrook Community Centre, North Vancouver|
|2019||Aldergrove Community Centre, Langley
|2020||Queen's Park Arena, New Westminster|