Founded in 1996, Pacific Spirit is one of the oldest Triathlon clubs in the country and our core values are the very grass roots of our sport.
Triathlon is all bout giving it the best of you and racing alongside other athletes and not necessarily against them. however, this doesn't mean that you can't be competitive...
No one represent those elements better than our very own Carol Peters.
Carol is the most enthusiastic, generous and inclusive triathlete you could think about. She is numerous time world champion in her age group but won't tell you that when you talk to her, she will instead comment on how strong or fast or improved you are. That's our Carol, always making other people feel very special. The teams she forms with her husband Neil is also representative of their embodiment of our sport, Racing a rely Ironman on the very day of their 40th wedding anniversary, it doesn't get any better than this.
Pacific Spirit Triathlon Club announces the creation of the Carol Peters award. Carol Peters will be the very first person to receive the award and then this award will be given every year to a club member who has contributed to the sport in a very special way...while competing or otherwise.
Our club's board of directors will determine the recipient of the award.
2020 - Marie-Josee Jasmin
No one embodies the spirit of volunteering more than MJ. For a period of 7 years she was an instrumental Board member in keeping the club viable and able to provide programs to its members. She has been an avid race participant, Ironman volunteer and an energetic presence in the club.
2019 (2 winners)
2019 Michael Carson
Michael was the club president for many years during a transition period for the club. He has been a race director and volunteer at Ironman events and triathlons in the Lower Mainland and has participated in events for over 20 years. His time and dedication to keeping the club growing should be appreciated by every member today.
2019 David Harrison
David was one of the founding members of the club when it was formed in the mid-90’s and was involved with triathlon in the city even before then. He was a club president, volunteer, age group athlete and marshal throughout his life and a model for dedication to the love of triathlon.
2018 - Les Pereira
As a long time member of the club, Les has acted as club president, swim coach, bike leader and voice for the sport in the community, the province and the country. He has also been the President of Triathlon BC and is now the current President of Triathlon Canada.
2017 - Keith Iwasaki
As the club’s long time running coach, Keith’s commitment to club members is unparalleled. He continues to be an ITU Official at races around the world and provides support (and pictures) to club members at races throughout each year.
2016 - Carol Peters
The award was named after Carol for her unwavering commitment to the PSTC and the sport of Triathlon. A long time club member, coach, bike leader and Ironman age group champion, Carol’s energy and enthusiasm has encouraged and taught a generation of triathletes in the club.