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The Jack Larsen trophy is the highest honour an individual can receive from Squash BC and is awarded in recognition of significant overall contributions to the development of Squash in BC.

History of recipients

The President’s Plate is awarded for the best supporter of our game and our Association.

History of recipients

The Ernie Rodgers Bowl is awarded annually to the member of Squash BC who has the best record in national and international competitions.

History of recipients

In April 2012, John Burris was inducted into the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame. John was born and raised in Kamloops and learned how to play all the sports in the community. John’s parents were nationally ranked Badminton players and started John out on his lifelong association with racquet sports.

As John became a young man he took up squash and because of his athletic background soon became one of the top players in the province and the country. John worked as a pro at the Kamloops squash club in the 80’s and then became a rep for Black Knight. Black Knight soon saw how valuable John was within the racquet industry and John was able to become a partner in Black Knight.

John’s life was cut very short while playing squash, something he loved to do. Below is an article written by John Furlong which sums up what John meant to the squash community.

This award is best described by a tribute to John Burris written by John Furlong.

If a player and a sport could ever be in perfect harmony with each other then John Burris and Squash were won and the same, both at peace with each other. He brought to our game a gentle calm, never allowing the fury of play to destroy the camaraderie between competitors that should, in all games, be sacrosanct. It was a game and John was comfortable with that.

It will be said over and over that John Burris died doing what he loved to do, playing squash with a friend. It may not have been his choice but it will forever mark his time with us and remind us fondly of how fortunate our sport was to have him, and how better squash is because of him.

We have lost a true champion and great pal in John Burris. He will be remembered for qualities far more considerable and worth then the games he won or lost, or the number of trophies on his cabinet at home. If we were to properly reward decency, honour, respect and fairness, the league title would easily be his.

For John these deeply human traits marked his life. Like a bright , glowing badge on his lapel, they set him apart from the crowd. The outcome in every endeavor was to John significantly less important than how you got there.

I feel so fortunate for the times I had with John, doing business, friendly bantering behind a squash court, or just playing hard. He always added something and invariably made you feel better if you were a little down. Never one to pass his challenges or trials over to you, but rather he was someone willing to take some of your load, if you would just let him.

For each of us we now know that our time with John was a gift. It would put a smile on his face to know that we learned something from him. It would give him great pleasure if we would pass it on.

Sadly for most of us we never tell our friends how important they are to us until it is too late, the tributes we pay them they rarely get to hear. If I could, I would tell John that he lived a perfect life. I would tell him to change nothing. I would tell him how much I will miss him when he is gone. I would tell him well done and I would thank him for being my friend.

John A.F. Furlong

History of Recipients

The Lifetime Membership program started in 2007. The Squash BC board decided there were many people who had volunteered hundreds of hours to squash in British Columbia and they should be recognized by having a lifetime membership.

Squash BC is eternally grateful to these people who have made squash what it is in British Columbia today.

The program recognizes past presidents who have been on the board of Squash BC for at least five years and recipients of the Jack Larsen award. Many of these people have done both.

History of Recipients

The Massey Goolden Trophy is designated to honor junior players for achievement combined with sportsmanship. Captain Massey Goolden was one of the other truly dedicated squash enthusiasts. In 1929, he constructed an English-sized court at his home “The Knole” at 57th Avenue and Marine Drive in South Vancouver. Recently retired from the Navy he had married the widow of Mr. Blythe Rogers, brother of Ernest and developed a strong interest in the game. The ‘Goolden Court’ was in constant use for many years, both for friendly games and tournament play. Captain Goolden was also instrumental in establishing the Vancouver Squash League. Captain Goolden with A.E. John Jukes, donated the Jukes-Goolden Challenge Cup, awarded annually to the winner of the Provincial Championships. The trophy was later renamed and designated to honor junior players in the early 1970′s for junior achievement combined with sportsmanship.

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This award was donated by Paul King and Family. The award is presented to an individual who has unselfishly inspired, coached or mentored Junior squash players.

History of Recipients

The Ken Cummane Award has been donated by the Ken Cummane Foundation. Ken’s foundation has been the largest donator to the 2020 Fund. The award for the “Club Challenge Winner” goes to the club/organization who donates the most to the 2020 Fund throughout the year. A club can raise funds using any legal method they wish.

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Squash Canada’s Certificate of Achievement Award is presented to people and or companies who have made significant contributions to squash at the provincial or territory level.

History of Recipients

Sport BC’s annual “Presidents Awards” promote and celebrate the spirit of volunteerism by giving member organizations an opportunity to acknowledge and thank an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to their organization.

History of Recipients

The VRP was started to recognize people who had volunteered for many years for the promotion of squash in BC. The reciepiants of this award recieced an article of clothing with VRP embrodered on it.

History of Recipients

The trophies for these awards have gone missing. Some people who received them were not always pleased with the honor bestowed upon them by their peers. You can imagine what they looked like??

History of Recipients

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