For more than 30 years Rich Goulet has served as head coach of the Pitt Meadows Marauders senior boys basketball team.
On Friday, he was awarded one of 17 of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award.
“I feel very proud to have won the Prime Minister’s award for volunteering,” said Goulet.
These accolades recognize contributions of volunteers, local businesses, and innovative not-for-profit organizations. In the reasons cited for Goulet receiving the award, he is called a “hands-on director with a titanic work ethic.” The press release also said that Goulet is famed locally for repainting the lines on the basketball court after each cleaning, and that he teaches by example that there is no task too small to do well – whether collecting garbage after a tournament or writing receipts.
Goulet was the only teacher in the group of 17 who received awards and he was the only one involved in sports.
The awards were divided into several categories – five individual winners from five regions of Canada, five businesses and five non-profit organizations from the same areas.
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