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Past Award Recipients

2022 Recipients

EKVC is pleased to announce and congratulate the John Kendal award recipients; Abigail Betker and Noah McFadzen as well as the two Service award recipients; Winter Knudsgaard and Jordyn Andersson.

Thank you to all the EKVC athletes that applied for the Awards, we wish you all the best in your future endeavours!


EKVC is pleased to announce the Service award recipients; Addie Watkins and Kyla Carlson.


2020 Recipients

EKVC is pleased to announce the John Kendal award recipients; Sarah Soderstrom and Aidan Peters.

A Service award was also presented to Dayne Elliott.


2019 Recipients

 EKVC coach and mentor John Kendal awarded the chosen applicants at the Baker awards ceremony Tuesday, June 4th, at 7:00 pm.

5 Service awards, each in the amount of $200.00 to five students in recognition of their Athlete commitment to East Kootenay Volleyball Club for several years.  The recipients have played Club volleyball for several years; been involved in both EKVC indoor and beach programs; and supported ongoing volleyball promotion in the East Kootenays by officiating, assistant coaching, and fundraising. 

The successful applicants for this year are: Graydon Dawson, Chelsea Dillabough, Sheldon Thomas, Zachary van der Velden, and Tristan van der Velden.

He also presented 2 additional John Kendal awards, each in the amount of $500.00, in recognition of the students' Athletic achievement and signed commitment to play volleyball for a Post Secondary Institution. 

This year's successful applicants are: Riley Byman and Jordan Simpson.  Both Riley and Jordan will be playing for College of the Rockies.

2018 Recipients

Caleb Peters

Mark Armstrong

Alyssa McElhinney

Katie Anderson

Natalie Tepper

2017 Recipients

No applications received for this year.

2016 Recipients

Robyn Anderson - recipient of a 2016 EKVC Scholarship

Matt Lavery, Spencer Somerville and Brooklyn Hills - recipients of the Rich Wayling Memorial Scholarships.

2015 Recipients

Cole Derosiers and Robyn Anderson - Rich Wayling Memorial Scholarship

2014 Recipients

No applications received for this year.

2013 Recipients

Sam Scott and Scott Bedell are the EKVC Scholarship recipients for this year.

Sam Scott

Sam Scott played a total of six seasons with EKVC, and has since begun coaching. In the 2009/2010 season, he played middle for the College of the Rockies Avalanche, and in 2011 he traveled to Brazil to coach beach volleyball to underprivileged children. Sam was out for a season due to a cyst found on his lung, but has been able to work hard towards full recovery and returned to beach volleyball in the summer of 2012. This year he is currently playing for SAIT as libero. Sam coached two seasons of indoor volleyball with EKVC, taking a team to silver at Nationals. This past summer, he obtained his Level 2 Coaching Certificate in order to coach beach volleyball at this year’s BC summer games.

Scott Bedell

Scott Bedell played with EKVC for 5 years, starting at U14, and was the recipient of the Rich Wayling Memorial Scholarship. He was also named Mt. Baker Senior Secondary’s Best Overall Male Athlete during his high school years. Bedell has volunteered to help with fitness through the club, and looks forward to helping coach where he can. Scott is currently playing for the COTR Men’s Avalanche.

2012 Recipients

Scott Kemperman, Victoria McArthur, Brianne Rauch, Stefanie Schoenberger and Julie-Ann Sternig are the EKVC Scholarship recipients for this year.

Scott Kemperman

Scott played for the EKVC for four years and was part of the Mount Baker teams for three years. After graduating from Mount Baker in 2010 he enrolled at the College of the Rockies where he took university transfer courses while playing for the Avalanche. Scott is currently back at the College where he is once again playing for the Avalanche and is taking second year sciences. He is planning to transfer to university in Kelowna or Vancouver to pursue medical school or a teaching degree.

Victoria McArthur

Victoria played three seasons with the EKVC during which she traveled from Elkford to Cranbrook for weekly practices. She also played for the Elkford Secondary School team and inspired others from the Elk Valley to join club volleyball. Victoria is currently playing volleyball for Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS where she pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree.

Brianne Rauch

Brianne began playing volleyball with the EKVC when she was 13 years old and played for five years. She also played for Team BC for two years, was active in school volleyball playing for the Selkirk Storm, and coached several Kimberley teams. Brianne is now playing volleyball for Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC where she is working towards a degree in Education.

Stefanie Schoenberger

Stefanie began playing volleyball at a very young age. She was part of many EKVC teams during her five years with the club and continued her involvement by coaching last season. She is currently in her second year of studies at the College of the Rockies where she is a member of the COTR Women’s Avalanche volleyball team and is taking university transfer science courses. Stefanie plans to transfer to university where she will pursue a degree in Biology.

Julie-Ann Sternig

Julie-Ann started playing with EKVC when she was 13 years old and played a total of three seasons with the club. She also played on school volleyball teams throughout middle school and high school. Julie-Ann is currently enrolled at the College of the Rockies working towards a Bachelor of Science degree where she is the setter for the COTR Women’s Avalanche volleyball team.