Canadian Blind Sports leader wins BC Sports Hall of Fame award
Canadian Blind Sports CEO Jane Blaine has been awarded the Eric Whitehead Inspired Service Award by the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
The announcement came during the Hall’s virtual Annual Summit on Sept. 18, 2020.
The award, given annually in partnership with the BC Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, recognizes “inspired service in and to sport in B.C.”
In addition to her work with Canadian Blind Sports and the sport of goalball, Blaine serves as executive director of the BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association, and has been involved in the programming and administration of para and blind sport for over 40 years.
The Surrey native also volunteers with various disability groups and community organizations in BC, including Sport Ability BC and Cerebral Palsy Sports Association of BC, where she is a founding board member.
“This award recognizes Jane’s extensive contributions to the disabled sports communities at the local, national and international levels,” said Peter Wettlaufer, President, Canadian Blind Sports Association. “We are very fortunate to have Jane as our CEO.”
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is located at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.