The recipients of Sport BC’s annual ‘In Her Footsteps’ award have demonstrated their commitment to being role models and mentors of young women; they have opened doors to increase accessibility and promote opportunities for participation. They have strived, struggled, fallen, picked themselves us and continued – because they know the benefits and love what it means to be deeply involved in sport and physical activity.

Loreen Barnett, first elected Vice President of the ITU and former Triathlon BC Board member, received Sport BC’s In Her Footsteps Award at the 2021 Sport BC Athlete of the Year Gala, an award that recognizes and honours female athletes, coaches, officials, judges, pioneers or advocates in BC who have made significant contributions to sport and fitness by enabling others to excel by encouraging participation and fostering developmental growth in sport.

Loreen was also awarded Canada’s Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity in 2012, added to Triathlon Canada’s Hall of Fame (Builder Category) and was the first Canadian Woman to do the Hawaii Ironman – 3rd place Masters Women (1981).

Bravo to Loreen and her ongoing contribution to sport!