Dave Dauphinee Memorial Trophy
This trophy was named in honour of Dave Dauphinee who was the First President of the Association when it was originally known as the BC Arena, Auditorium & Stadium Association (1950-1951).
Dave started out in the recreation facilities’ field as an Engineer at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Forum in Vancouver and later moved through to being named Manager of that facility. When Empire Stadium was built for the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Dave was named the Stadium Manager. Throughout his career at the PNE Dave continued to take on more responsibilities culminating in him being named General Manager of the overall organization. Dave also became a mentor and friend for a long time Honourary Past President of the Association, John Bate. As an interesting side note, John and his wife Marilyn named their son David in honour of Dave Dauphinee.
Dave sadly passed away in 1979.
The conditions of the award are:
Willingness to assist their fellow members throughout the Association. Dedication and involvement within their Zone. For service to overall growth of the Association. For an outstanding new member of the Association for their dedication and achievement in their community or facility. Names for the Dave Dauphinee Memorial Trophy may be submitted by members or by Zones giving the reasons for this selection.
|1985||W.E. “Bill” Woycik||Prince George|
|1986||W.H. "Bill" Young||Saanich|
|1987||Jim Langhorn||Centaur Athletics|
|1992||George Tufnail||White Rock|
|1993||Gerry Morgan||Gold River|
|1994||Bill Reekie||Campbell River|
|1996||Ernie Mansueti||North Cowichan
|1997||Ron Booth||New Westminster|
|1999||Ray Boogaards||Prince George|
|2003||Ernie Mansueti||North Cowichan|
|2004||John Elzlnga||Cowichan Lake|
|2005||Jim Weicker||Cowichan Valley|
|2007||Lori Blackman||Powell River|
|2009||2009 World Under 17 Championship Committee||Vancouver Island|
|2011||Sheena Boyles||Mill Bay|
|2015||Ron Dietrich||Westshore Parks and Recreation|
|2017||Ron Booth||New Westminster|