A former Quesnel resident will receive one of Sport BC’s prestigious Presidents’ Awards.

Myles Mattila will be one of 35 recipients for 2018 who will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Vancouver next months.

The annual Presidents’ Awards are presented to volunteers from Sport BC member and partner organizations.

Mattila, a member of the Kelowna Chiefs in the KIJHL, has been a strong advocate for mental health for young people.