Al’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 Judo. Since 1975 At 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.
The annual Presidents’ Awards, now in its 21st year, are presented to volunteers from Sport BC member and partner organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to development of their sport or organization in the province of British Columbia.