News

Esworthy lauded at Township meeting

David Esworthy, shown here as he received the H.D. Stafford Good Citizen award in 2008, has been named to the BC Sports Hall of Fame. He received a standing ovation from Township council on Monday night. - Langley Times file photo
David Esworthy, shown here as he received the H.D. Stafford Good Citizen award in 2008, has been named to the BC Sports Hall of Fame. He received a standing ovation from Township council on Monday night.
— image credit: Langley Times file photo

David Esworthy was honoured in a way accorded to only a special few at a Township meeting: a standing ovation.

Esworthy was lauded by council and an almost-full public gallery on Jan. 23 in recognition for his induction into the B.C  Sports Hall of Fame.

The accolade recognizes the 83-year-old as a builder of equestrian sports in the province.

The 2012 class of inductees will be inducted on Sept. 20. The final list was chosen by a selection committee comprised of members of the BC Sports Hall of Fame board of trustees, the media and the sport community.

The committee sifted through a list of more than 120 nominees.

Esworthy has served as a rider, judge, steward, horse show organizer, horse show chair and industry advisor.

“The award was a complete surprise and farthest from my thoughts,” he told council and the audience.

“I’m still quite a bit overwhelmed by it.”

The eight councillors left their desks to follow Esworthy to the podium and shake Esworthy’s hand.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
 
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
 
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
Dornan wins Good Citizen Award
 
Food scraps to be banned from garbage cans Jan. 1
 
Hunter protest over new regulations to benefit guides fills Langley meeting room
Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks
 
Langley’s George Miller to be Inducted to Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame
 
Surrey RCMP officer to stand trial on multiple gun charges

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.