JEAN PETERS

Jean Peters founded Burnaby's one and only synchronized swim, now known as an artistic swim club with Lorraine Rowland in 1972. Jean was the Caprice club's president and coach until her untimely death from complications from diabetes more than 25 years later.

Peters started the club with just seven swimmers and learned on the job, being solely responsible for all coaching, financial management, and administrative duties.

When numbers grew, Peters hired coaches and organized volunteers, while earning her level one coaching certificate.

Peters received a Burnaby Chamber of Commerce award for dedication to sport in 1987. Two years later, Caprice sent a master's team to compete internationally in Denmark. By 1990, she had a Caprice team competing in Calgary.

JEAN PETERS MEMORIAL AWARD

The following character qualities were considered when determining the award recipient:

 

Persistent work ethic

Encouraging others through words and actions

Dedication shown through attendance

An attitude of never giving up

Always speaks positively of the club, other clubs, and athletes

Looks for the best in others and tries to bring it out

Overcoming spirit when confronted with obstacles

Shows initiative and creativity in problem-solving

Maintains a positive attitude even when the results are not what was hoped for

Courageous and compassionate communicator

 

We are proud to present this award to the following recipients:

 

 

 

1995-96 Catherine Jones

1996-97 Carrie Hilko

2000-01 Christina Lovatt

2001-02 Tara Evans

2002-03 Amy Johnson/Lauren Seldon

2003-04 Lauren Matthews/Katherine Wallis

2004-05 Corina Hojan

2005-06 Chantice Hamm

2006-07 Claire Jonker

2007-08 Eli Hamm​

2008-09 Alina Aref’yeva

2009-10 Elizabeth Hanson

2010-11 Ela Stawarska

2011-12 Helena Diao

2012-13 Soheila Boscarino

2013-14 Anne-Marie North

2014-15 Kate Seo / Maddison Leroux-Pipe

2015-16 Danika Miles

2016-17 Claire Hein-Salvi

2017-18 Naomi Madokoro

2018-19 Katherine Einstein

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"She brought out the best in all of us. She always had a smile on her face and she always did her very best"

-Lorraine Rowland

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