Bob Muir Memorial Trophy
This memorial trophy was named in honour of Robert John McNaughton “Bob” Muir.
Bob was a hockey player, husband, father, hardware merchant and a very civic minded individual in his community of Powell River. In addition to his many other accomplishments and responsibilities he took on the major role of being Chairman for the building of the Powell River (Willingdon) Arena. This facility opened in 1955. That same year he was honoured with the title of “Good Citizen” for his dedicated service to the community. Tragically Bob Muir and all of the other people on board were killed in the 1956 crash of Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810 into Mount Slesse near Chilliwack.
To honour his memory the Association decided to create this trophy in Bob’s name. It was presented by Bob Muir’s widow Alice Muir to the first winner in 1957.
The original conditions of the award were:
President’s Award to the “Manager of the Year” for his outstanding contribution to the BC Arena, Auditorium & Stadium Association.
Currently the conditions of this award are:
This award is presented to the member of the Association who in the opinion of the President has made an outstanding contribution to the Association during the year.
|1960||J.O. “Bus” Evans||PNE|
|1967||J.J. lannarelli, Sr.||Esquimalt|
|1973||W.E. “Bill” Woycik||Prince George|
|1974||W.H. “Bill” Young||Saanich|
|1976||W.H. “Bill” Young||Saanich|
|1977||Doug Ruttan||Juan de Fuca|
|1981||Fred Madden||Logan Lake|
|1983||Gerry Morgan||Gold River|
|1984||Dave Susak||Williams Lake|
|1986||John Atkinson||White Rock|
|1988||Vince Kreiser||Vancouver Community College|
|1989||Denis Leclerc||New Westminster|
|1991||Bill Reekie||Campbell River|
|1992||Vince Kreiser||Vancouver Community College|
|1994||Bob Coghill||Salmon Arm|
|1999||Ray Boogaards||Prince George|
|2000||Ray Boogaards||Prince George|
|2006||John Elzinga||Lake Cowichan|
|2012||Karin Carlson||Fort St. John|
|2014||Ron Dietrich||Westshore Parks and Recreation|
|2019||Ron Dietrich||Westshore Parks and Recreation|