On March 20, 2018, Port Moody Secondary student Hunter Lang, among twelve athletes, received the 2017 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport
The awards honour Aboriginal athletes under 25 years of age who have achieved excellence in sport, are regarded for their leadership qualities, committed to a higher education, and recognized as community role models.
The awards were presented by the Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, during a formal celebration held during the opening ceremonies of the Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel in Richmond, B.C.
Seventeen year-old Hunter Lang, a member of the TS’KW’AYLAXW First Nation, helped Team BC win a bronze medal in the U16 category at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto.
As president of her school’s Best Buddies club, she spends time socializing and assisting peers who have cognitive and mental disabilities. She is also a member of Athletic Leadership where she manages gym activities, runs intramurals and helps the athletic department. An honour roll student, Hunter also volunteer coaches at a softball camp.
She hopes to play softball in university and to one day make Team Canada.