Gymnastics BC honoured the province's top athletes, coaches, and volunteers at its annual awards banquet on Saturday in Burnaby.
Seventy-five individuals who made their dreams a reality this past season received plaques, scholarships, and recognition for their hard work.
Nancy Beyer of Maple Ridge was recognized for her contributions to the development and growth of Gymnastics BC's women's artistic gymnastics programs.
She created the GYMSTART program which provides core fundamentals to gymnasts prior to beginning competition. Beyer was also the coach of 2000 Olympian Lise Leveille and continues to coach at Club Aviva.
Other local gymnasts who were honoured were National Female Trampoline Gymnastics Athlete of the Year Poppy Quinlan, and Jessica DiTomaso, for recreational coach of the year and Judy Swanson for five years service in judging.
Flicka Gymnastics member Brittany Rogers, from Port Coquitlam, was given a standing ovation for her amazing comeback from injury. Rogers won the 2012 Kate Richardson Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award and was honoured for her contributions to Canada's history making Olympic gymnastics team.
Coquitlam's Helga Ovington was honoured as a Life Member of the association for building Wings Gymnastics in Burnaby. Ovington was cited as a "Builder, Mentor and Leader" for building one of BC's most successful and enduring gymnastics clubs.