Volleyball BC has had the pleasure of working with thousands of amazing individuals over the years and British Columbia is filled with some of the most passionate volleyball enthusiasts in the nation. Volleyball BC holds an annual award nomination process and ceremony to call attention to and publicly honour these individuals for the time and effort they put in to the sport.

Additionally, Volleyball BC has been given the honour of presenting the Ray Lepp Scholarship to two student athletes annually who have the potential to join the National team.

Volleyball BC Excellence Awards

Youth volleyball opportunities in BC would not be possible without countless people giving time and energy to the development of athletes and the sport in general. These awards recognize individuals who have made noteworthy contributions during the 2016-2017 club, beach, and high school seasons. Awards include:

  • Athlete Excellence Award
  • Rising Star (25 years & under) Coach of the Year
  • Female & Male High School Coach of the Year
  • Female & Male Club Coach of the Year
  • Rookie Official of the Year
  • Official of the Year
  • Vale Savege Referee Development Award
  • Ed Neufeld Memorial Award
  • Community Sport Administrator Award
  • Program Development Award

Download Award Description

Submit a nomination

  • The nomination deadline is Wednesday, December 13, 2018. 
  • Recipients will be notified in Early January 2019 (at the latest).
2019 Hall of Fame & Excellence Awards Banquet

The 2019 Hall of Fame & Excellence Awards induction ceremony will be updated sortly

Book up to 10 tickets at a time (10 tickets = 1 table).


The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown may offered preferred rates during this event. Details to be confirmed.

Ray Lepp Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the Ray Lepp Award: 

                         Savannah Purdy                          2018 Team BC Beach Seaside Gold
2018 BC Summer Games Beach Volleyball Gold
2018 Volleyball BC Youth Beach Provincials Gold
2018 Volleyball BC Provincial Bronze Medal, All-Star
2017 BC High School Sport Provincial AAAA Gold
2017 Team BC Canada Summer Games

Michael Dowhaniuk
2018 Volleyball Canada JR National Team, Captain
2018 NORCECA JR Continental Championships Bronze
2018 Volleyball Canada National Silver, All-Star
2018 Volleyball BC Provincial Gold Medal, MVP
2017 Team BC Canada Summer Games Bronze

About the Ray Lepp Award

Raimond (Ray) Lepp was a founding member of Volleyball BC (formerly BC Volleyball Association) in 1965, and continued as a Board Member until 1978. In his early years Ray played volleyball in Estonia in a very strong school and club system. Recognizing that the profile of volleyball in Canada was lower he worked tirelessly to increase interest in the sport. With Ray’s passing, he donated funds through his will to provide a permanent endowment that would support in perpetuity a scholarship that encourages and recognizes volleyball and personal excellence in British Columbia for athletes entering post-secondary education.

  • 1 Award to a Female: $2000
  • 1 Award to a Male: $2000

Download the Eligibility Criteria and Nomination Information: 2019 Ray Lepp Volleyball Scholarships

  • Funding will be awarded after October 2019, when the recipients have demonstrated they have met the criteria for eligibility.

NOTE: Application deadline for the 2019 Scholarship is October 4th 2019

View a complete list of past recipients –Ray Lepp Past Recipients

Donate to the Ray Lepp Scholarship Fund 

2018 Rising Stars Team Canada Award

Congratulations to the 2018 Rising Star Award Winners: Michael Dowhaniuk, Brodie Hofer, Katarina Pantovic, Sydeny Grills. 

The Rising Star Team Canada Awards are designed to financially assist athletes from British Columbia who have the potential to become national team players. For the purposes of this award, that potential is defined by the selection of the athlete to either the U21 Junior National Team, U20 Junior National Women’s Team, U21 World Beach Championships or U19 World Beach Championships.

Rising Stars Team Canada Full Award Information, Application and Selection Criteria: Rising Stars Team Canada Volleyball Award information

NOTE: Applications for the award are due June 15th 2018, or 3 weeks after the selection for the Junior National Teams.

Those interested in donating to the Rising Stars Team Canada Award Fund can donate HERE