The ISSC is delighted to award the 2012 Spirit Award to Tom Butler.
Tom came to Vancouver in 1951 and quickly became involved in the local Irish scene. He was a supporter of the first GAA team in Vancouver, the Sons of Erin, who were formed in 1961. When the Sons of Erin wound down, Tom became an active member of the fledgling ISSC and some years later was a team trainer and serving member of the club’s executive.
Tom has been an outstanding ambassador for Vancouver’s Irish community throughout the years and the ISSC would like to recognise this with our annual award, which will be presented at our Awards Night on September 29th.
For more on Tom’s life in Canada, check here.