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 2018-2019 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 Friday, December 13, 2019. 
  • Recipients will be notified in Early January 2020 (at the latest).

Celebrate with us!

The 2019 Volleyball BC Excellence Awards will be presented at the 2020 Volleyball BC Hall of Fame & Excellence Awards Banquet

Date:  Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Time:  5:30pm-9:30pm
Location:  Vancouver Hilton Metrotown

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Ray Lepp Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the Ray Lepp Award: 

Kayla Oxland









2019 USPORT National Champion
2018 Canada West All-Rookie Team
2018 Volleyball Canada National Champion
2017 Team BC Canada Games

Brodie Hofer









2018-19 Volleyball Canada Junior National Team
2019 U21 World Championships
2019 USPORT National Champion
2018 Canada West All-Rookie Team
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: 2020 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 9th 2020

View a complete list of past recipients –Ray Lepp List Updated 10.30.19

Donate to the Ray Lepp Scholarship Fund