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.