AWARDS & RECOGNITION 2019
PETER FUGLEM TROPHY (FORMERLY "FRIENDLIEST TEAM" TROPHY)
award focuses on the intended spirit of the league,
which is to promote a friendly
and relaxed game of recreational soccer. The trophy
was created to emphasize the fun and comradery
the games should promote.
This year the BCGECSS re-dedicated the Friendliest Team Trophy in Peter Fuglem's name. The league has lost a great friend in Peter, who was recently killed in a motorcycle accident. The Peter Fuglem Trophy is a permanent memorial recognizing Peter's significant contributions to the league over many years, and the loss resulting from his tragic death.
Peter played in the league for many years and also managed the Forests team. He was a strong competitor and keenly sportsmanlike — friendly on and off the field. His teams were a reflection of his personality. Peter was always a voice of reason in league affairs, and in 2017 he stepped forward to be part of the interim executive for a year, at a critical time in the league's existence.
Peter was widely known inside and outside the league for his major professional contribution to forestry in B.C. — as well as to related areas such as emergency management and air quality management during the major fires of recent years. Those fire seasons were one of the few times Peter asked his BCGECSS friends for a little help, with many of his own players away fighting fire.
Peter will be sorely missed as a player, a manager, a league executive member, and most of all as a fine human being.
"CLASSIEST PLAYERS OF THE LEAGUE" AWARD
This award is given to the female and male player who exemplified the best combination of sportsmanship and skill throughout the season. Voting is conducted by the referees at the end of each game.
| Emily Thiessen
| Rick Hoogendoorn
Vice President Hu Wallis re-dedicating the Friendliest Team Trophy in the name of Peter Fuglem, and presenting it to Dale Samsonoff, manager of Advanced Education (the winning team).