Mr. Al Hadvick was presented with the Steve Sasaki Memorial Award at the Judo BC Annual General Meeting on June 13th. This award is presented annually to a long time member of Judo BC who exemplifies the principles of Kodokan Judo.
Al Hadvick’s passion for judo started in 1964 after being inspired by Doug Roger’s silver medal performance at the Tokyo Olympics. This passion led to 50+ years of commitment and dedication to the sport. Since 1975 Al has served continually as President, Vice President, or a committee member at either the International, National or Provincial level. In addition to his service as a board and committee member he also managed the Canadian National Team for various international competitions and refereed at the local, Provincial and National level on regular basis.