I am very proud of my friend and colleague, Rob Dibden, who has won the President’s Award for 2019.
“The annual President’s Awards, now in its 25th year, are presented to volunteers from Sport BC member and partner organizations who represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization in the province of British Columbia.”
Rob Dibden is an omnipresent member of the triathlon and coaching communities in Victoria.
Rob directs a wide-range of races, which involve him in the local and global community on many levels. XTERRA Victoria has an international scope with its connection to the XTERRA World Tour and the XTERRA Pan American Race Series. Rob is also the race director of many local grass roots events such as the Triathlon of Compassion, which makes its impact locally in support of VSAC (Victoria Sexual Assault Centre). The Island Savings Youth Triathlon Series is a set of 3 races that Rob spearheaded in an effort to get more youth active and involved the great sport of triathlon.
As a coach Rob has had a profound impact on the next generation of Canadian Triathletes and in the past has been the Director for Youth Development for Triathlon BC. Having worked with young athletes for a number of years, and now as the Head Coach of The Human Powered Racing Youth Triathlon Team, Rob has been a part of many athletes early development. Athletes Rob coached early in their careers have gone on to compete at the highest levels of our sport including the Olympic games.
Even with all of his coaching and organizational responsibilities, Rob still finds the time to train and race himself, often placing high in his age group in most of the races he enters. Known for his “love of speed” and “willingness to hurt” in training and racing, Rob has been a big part of Human Powered Racing since the beginning.
Congratulations Rob on well deserved recognition.