Monika Eggens. File photo

Hometown Heroes dinner celebrates inductee and community that raised her

Tuesday event honours Maple Ridge native Monika Eggens at Pitt Meadows Secondary

Meadow Ridge Sports Hero Society is excited to induct their 10th Olympian into their Home Town Heroes program.

A dinner will be held at Pitt Meadows Secondary on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in honour of Monika Eggens, who will be the 44th Hometown Hero to be inducted.

The talented water polo player is a graduate of the high school, so the setting seems perfect.

Honorees are chosen from a list of candidates who have have gone through the school system in District 42 Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows and have gone on to play in their sport on an international level.

READ MORE: Eggens this year’s Hometown Hero

Eggens was chosen from a field of nine candidates. Working in her favour is an upcoming trip to the the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo as part of the Canadian water polo team.

Allison Noble, CEO of the BC Games Society, will give a speech on the upcoming Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games and some former Home Town Heroes will be on hand to welcome Eggens to the club.

The dinner has become an important event for the local sports community, said Meadow Ridge Sports Hero Society president Mary Robson.

“It reflects the commitment this community has for youth in sport,” she said, “We’ve got so many dedicated people in our community that maintain our sports organizations through the school and extra-curricular programs.”

READ MORE: Building a better community with Hometown Heroes

While the night will mostly be about celebrating Eggens’ accomplishment, those gathered will also be celebrating the community that made it possible for her to achieve the success that she has.

“It’s all those volunteers,” Robson said, “It’s the moms and the dads and the teachers and the coaches and all the different organizations.

“We’ve got a very strong sports community here.”

Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Tickets are available at the leisure centre’s second floor reception, or by contacting Jackie Montgomery at jacquiemont@shaw.ca, or 604-329-2682.



ronan.p.odoherty@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Local SportsOlympics

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Ridge Meadows top cop recognized with global award

Supt. Jennifer Hyland earns international honours for mentoring and coaching

Overdose issues continue to plague Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to five overdoses in two days last month

Non-profit Maple Ridge preschool closing after 30 years

Golden Ears Preschool will not be opening in September

Meridian re-ignites its fundraising program to help local charities

A Maple Ridge-based food market aids in raising $50,000 during the first 10 months of its program

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine? Poll suggests most Canadians say yes

75 per cent of Canadians would agree to take a novel coronavirus vaccine

Abbotsford school vice-principal accused of getting Instagram ‘confessions’ page shut down

@A.S.S.S.Confessions page claims school officials contacted families to find out person behind page

Recreational chinook openings leave First Nations frustrated on the Lower Fraser

Limited recreational openings for chinook on the Chehalis and Chilliwack rivers being questioned

Most Read