Sep 15, 2021

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Alwilda’s passing yesterday.  Alwilda has been a BC Athletics member for more years than any of us can remember and her presence in the sport was always something we could depend on.  She gave herself to the sport in so many ways, sitting on both the Junior Development and Official’s Committee for decades. She was a founding member of the Kamloops Track & Field Club and an enthusiastic official for over 65 years. 

Alwilda was recognized for her commitment to the sport many times over the years.  She is a member of the BC Athletics Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Ian McNeil Award, Ralph Coates Award, Jane Swan Award, and the NOC Service Pin for 65 years.

  • 1991 BC Athletics Hall of Fame Induction
  • 2004 Sport BC President’s Award – Athletics
  • 2009 Jane Swan Award
  • Officials Awards:
    Athletics Canada Officials Awards:
  • 2005 AC NOC Wall of Honour
  • 25, 50 & 60 Yr NOC Service Pins
    BC Athletics Officials Awards
  • 1999 Ralph Coates Award
  • 1992 Ian McNeil Award

Cards and letters to the family (Len & Diane) can be forwarded to:

Kamloops Track  Field Club
Attn: van Ryswyk Family
#182 – 230 – 1210 Summit Dr.
Kamloops BC
V2C 6M1

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