Bev has been involved in the game of hockey in many ways over the past 24 years – starting out as a parent like all others do! When her daughters decided to switch from figure skating to hockey she began her involvement in the game by helpingorganize and coach a female hockey team in Oakville.
Over the years her continued commitment to hockey is without question:
- Many hours volunteering at the local arena in Oakville
- On the board of the Oakville Seals Senior Men’s team for years
- Female Rep for Central Plains Regionfor a number of years
- Secretary/treasurer for Central Plains Region for the past 13 years
- Involved with the rural Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League
- Central Plains Region Registrarfor a number of years
Bev has also contributed to her time to other community sports such as figure skating, softball and the local school basketball team.
Representatives from the Central Plains region indicate that Bev has always been focused on what is best of the majority of children. Darren Frank, Director of Central Plains Minor Hockey said, “It will be an extremely tough job to find someone who has been as dedicated to hockey for the right reasons as Bev has been throughout the many years of service she has devoted to the sport within our region.”
Although Bev is stepping down as the Central Plains secretary/treasurer, she can still be found in the rink watching my her son play for the Oakville Sealswhile shepatiently waits for one of her grandchildren to take up the sport.
She exclaimed, “While traveling around Manitobait is always great to run into the many people that I have met over the years through hockey. I would like to thank the region for nominating me for this award – it takes many volunteers to successfully operate any organization and I amhonored to be among them.”
Hockey Manitoba congratulates Bev Klaassen as the October 2010 Volunteer of the Month