The BC Hockey League and LNG Canada are proud to present the BCHL Volunteer Award to Annet Pogge-Gordon who has been a volunteer with the Penticton Vees for over 15 years.
Over the years, Annet has taken on various tasks for the team, but her main job with the Vees is to act as the scout liaison, heading up the scout sign in, making sure they know where to go, as well as providing them with food, sometimes out of her own pocket.
Her main reason for volunteering her time is her love of the game. She enjoys it because she’s also been a fan of the team for the last 15 years.
Being with the team for so long, Annet has seen her fair share of championships and big wins, but one season stands out above the rest.
“The 2012 RBC Cup Championship run was amazing,” she said. “Each year is always so special and I’ve seen so much growth from the players and staff over the years.”
As with most volunteers, the team recognizes the importance of having people like Annet in place to allow the organization to run smoothly.
“Annet is an integral part of our game-day operations and provides so much to our organization,” said Penticton’s president, head coach and general manager Fred Harbinson. “We can’t thank her enough for her contribution to the team and her dedication for the past 15 seasons.”
Annet is looking forward to what she hopes is a long Vees playoff run this season, but she also has her eyes on the calendar for next year as well.
“Hosting the Centennial Cup next season is something that I am very excited about,” she said. “As well as having a chance to see Penticton represented on a national stage here in our building.”
The BCHL and LNG Canada would like to thank Annet for all her contributions to the Vees and to the league over the years.
If you know of someone who is deserving of the BCHL Volunteer Award, you can submit your nomination here.