A hearty congratulations to AWCS members Linda and Blair Dunbar who were inducted in October 2019 to the Bow Valley Sports Hall of Fame as “Builders“ for their accomplishments in Cross Country Skiing some of which include:


  • 2017 – Alberta Sport Connection: Alberta Officiating Recognition Award.
  • 2009 – Cross Country Canada: Dave Rees Award for outstanding commitment to cross country skiing.
  • 2008 – Canmore Nordic Ski Club: Volunteer Award (shared with Linda).
  • 2005 – Cross Country Alberta: Official of the Year Award.
  • 2003 – Lifetime membership – Yellowknife Ski Club.
  • 2000 – N.W.T. Sport North Award: Official of the Year Award.


  • 2012 – Cross Country Canada – Firth Award for female outstanding contribution to sport.
  • 2012 – Town of Canmore – Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • 2008 – Canmore Nordic Ski Club – Volunteer of the Year Award (shared with Blair).
  • 2003 – Lifetime membership – Yellowknife Ski Club.
  • 2000 – Northwest Territories Sport North Award – Coach of the Year.
  • 1998 – Recreational Grassroots Coaching Award – Coaching Association of Canada

A video of the complete set of presentations is available on the Sports Hall of Fame website  http://bowvalleysport.ca/2019-inductees/ There is also a new Digital Screen that was recently installed at the Canmore Recreation Centre in the main lobby. This screen shows all of our 2019, 2018 and 2017 Inductee’s Individual Videos.