After becoming the first floor hockey team from Nanaimo to make it to the Special Olympics Canada Games, and after they became national gold medallists, the Nanaimo Tigers earned the title of their hometown’s Sports Story of the Year.
At the eighth annual Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 9, the Tigers were honoured with the title of story of the year.
“It was a great honour, and a nice surprise,” said Tigers player and longtime SOBC – Nanaimo athlete Jason Kemp (pictured below). “It felt good. I was very, very honoured.”