Bernice Harriet Osborne Memorial Scholarship
1925 - 2009
In 1954, Bernice Harriet Osborne became a member of Metropolitan United Church. She started a basketball program for boys, which required the kids to attend Sunday school lessons, which she taught. This began her fifty years of service to kids through basketball in Victoria.
Bernie grew the basketball program at Metropolitan Church into an integral part of the Victoria & District Amateur Basketball Association (V&DABA), also referred to as the Night League, and helped build the latter. She eventually served as long-time president of the V&DABA, and owned the role of Discipline Director.
Bernie worked to establish the BC Basketball Officials Association as well, which helped ensure the quality of games and organize their distribution around the city. She was herself an active basketball referee.
In 2005, Bernie was inducted into the BC Basketball Hall of Fame in the Builders category in recognition of her work in the V&DABA and in being a founding member of the BC Basketball Officials Association.
For a more detailed biography of Bernie's life and contribution to basketball: Read more..
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