Jimmy Hansen works the clock during a Saanich Braves home game against the Kerry Park Islanders at Pearkes arena.

Braves scorekeper named Braefoot centre’s Volunteer of the Year

There are few faces in the Greater Victoria sports scene that are more recognizable than Jimmy Hansen’s.

There are few faces in the Greater Victoria sports scene that are more recognizable than Jimmy Hansen’s.

Hansen, a Saanichite whose life is dedicated to minor sports, was named Braefoot’s Volunteer of the Year at the recent 17th Annual Friends of Braefoot Dinner held in Esquimalt’s Ward Room.

Hansen is known for his timekeeping with the Saanich Braves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey and UVic men’s hockey team in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League, and as a year-round volunteer official for local youth sports lacrosse, hockey, basketball soccer and softball. Hansen also runs Braefoot’s bouncy castle, which is no small feat, having entertained thousands of Greater Victoria children at dozens of bookings in 2013 alone.

“We started a Braefoot fund over 20 years ago, and it benefitted from a government at the time which matched a lot of the money that went in,” said Jim Tighe former chairman of Braefoot’s board. “Now we’re able to invest back into our future with over a dozen bursaries and scholarships, with a focus on the immediate community of youth who have come through Braefoot’s various programs.”

Braefoot named University of Victoria Vikes basketball players Jessica Renfrew and Dominic Ohl the 2013 winners of the Walter & Charlotte Yeamons Award.

Receiving the annual Braefoot bursaries were Camosun College students Cole Navarrete and Ian Assang, University of Victoria students Emily Dagg, Sarah Jolliffe, Carla Evans, Justin Hahn and Adrian Irwin, Royal Roads University student Bruce Liu and University of Manitoba student Megan Wilson. Braefoot also awarded its Joy Paquin Scholarship to Erika Sweetland of UVic, the Peter Maddaugh Scholarshi to Lauryn Kerr of UVic, and the Rick Devison Scholoarship to Bobby Tiet of Camosun.

sports@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Deep Cove man running 50 km every month through his 50th birthday year

Ultrarunner hopes Deep 50 Challenge will raise $5,000 for Help Fill A Dream

Oak Bay to host secondary suite open house on Thursday

Online secondary suite survey will run April 25 until May 10

Local author wins gold medal for new book Fat Cats

Former parks warden’s series welcomes new addition to the canon

Ancient microbes discovered off the Juan de Fuca Ridge potentially offers glimpse into alien life

The marine bacteria is dependent on hydrogen, a compound present almost everywhere

Saanich rental project wins silver by going ‘green’

The Verve rental housing project stands at the corner of Boleskine Road and Whittier Avenue

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Most Read