Jordie Akers receives Jack Koteles Award

Clearwater’s Jordie Akers has been awarded the Jack Koteles Memorial Award for Strong Commitment to Community Service from OMAHA (Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association)

Clearwater resident Jordie Akers holds the Jack Koteles Memorial Award he recently received.

Clearwater’s Jordie Akers has been awarded the Jack Koteles Memorial Award for Strong Commitment to Community Service from OMAHA (Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association).

The award is presented annually to a player within the OMAHA district who not only dedicates time to hockey but who also is extremely dedicated to community service. The Jack Koteles Memorial Award was initiated to honor the memory of former OMAHA president Jack Koteles, a great humanitarian who passed away several years ago.

Akers is very involved in the community of Clearwater. He currently assists coaching the Pre-Novice Division, attending their practices weekly and helping out on the bench on weekend games when he is available.

He has been a referee for five seasons, ever since he was 12. Akers has received the ‘Junior Ref of the Year’ award and has mentored younger referees. He takes this role very seriously and always does his best.

Outside of hockey, Akers is a ‘Big Brother.’

He spends an afternoon every Wednesday with his ‘Little Brother’. This position speaks well of Akers’ character, as there is an extensive screening process and several interviews to go through in order to become a Big Brother.

Akers has been a member of Scouts Canada for 11 years and is currently a Venturer. He has helped out with the younger Scouting groups and assisted the Girl Guides with their annual Nite Trek adventure for the past several years.

For the past two years, Akers has assisted with the Community Soccer Program in the spring and the fall.

 

CDMHA (Clearwater and District Minor Hockey Association) congratulates Akers on receiving the award.

 

 

Just Posted

Strawberry Tea — a delightful afternoon of fun

Students fundraise for European trip next spring

The Valley Tourist checks out IWE Rafting and The Clearwater Stop with gift shop

Looking into anything and everything that brings fun, enjoyment, and adventure

“To finish is to win” mantra of Barriere 50 mile endurance ride

‘No Bitch’in Barriere Ride-Just Ride’ came off for both horses and riders without a hitch

Back in Time

Historical Perspective

Cottonwood trees pose threat to motorists

Government has program to remove danger trees, but sometimes the responsibility is the landowner’s

VIDEO: B.C. MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first steps in nearly 30 years

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as B.C. bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

B.C. shipyard to get one-third of $1.5 billion frigate-repair contract

The federal government has promised to invest $7.5 billion to maintain the 12 frigates

Anglican Church to review governance structure after same-sex marriage change fails

Some say the current system to change doctrine gives too much voting power to a smaller class of bishops

B.C. adding fast-charge stations for electric highway trips

Okanagan, Vancouver Island, Kootenay stations ready for use

Worried about bats? Here’s what to do if you come across one in B.C.

Bat expert with the BC Community Bat Program urges caution around the small creatures

B.C. on right road with tougher ride-hailing driver rules, says expert

The provincial government is holding firm that ride-hailing drivers have a Class 4 licence

Most Read