Bev Viger

Builder - inducted in 2003

A gold medal figure skater in her age category when she was only 14 years old, Bev has volunteered with the MSA Figure Skating Club since 1985 and participated in many executive positions. Bev assisted in Abbotsford’s hosting of four Provincial Championships and was involved in both the 1997 Canadian (Vice-Chair) and 2001 World Championships in Vancouver (Vice-Chair and Operations/Technical Team Leader).

Bev was the Figure Skating Competition Manager for the 2001 Goodwill Games in Australia and from 2003 to 2006 Bev was the Figure Skating Sports Advisor for the Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. In 2006 Bev was the Assistant Figure Skating Sport Manager at the Torino Olympic Winter Games.

In 2009, Bev was the Sport Manager for the International Skating Union’s Four Continents Event and was Sports Manager for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Para- Olympic Winter Games. As Chair of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Bev was able to recruit 22 volunteers (out of 150) from Abbotsford and also insisted that many more younger volunteers should also be able to assist. The motto became anyone could be involved form ages 8 to 80.

Bev’s awards include the Skate Canada Volunteer Award of Excellence (2008); the Pacific Sport’s Community Sport Builder Award (2009); the Abbotsford Skating Club Presidents Award (2011) and Skate Canada’s BC/YT Section Committee Chairman Award (2012).

In the past few years Bev has been the Event Coordinator for the International Skating Union (ISU) – travelling to Korea, Japan and USA.

Bev currently sits on the executive for the provincial sport organization as the Competition Chair, is the team leader for the Provincial team (travelling with the team to the qualifying and Canadian championships) and is now employed at Skate Canada BC/YT (figure skating provincial office) as the financial administrator.