#11 Forever Awards

Leadership, Faith & Pursuit of Excellence

Kristian Domingo, a graduate of the Class of 2014, was a “13 year man” who excelled as a student athlete and gained recognition for his dedication to both the football and basketball programs at Vancouver College.  He was recognized for his leadership, hard work and tenacity in doing the best he could, both on and off the field or court.

He chose #11 for his jerseys in memory of his friend Mitchell Ho, a reminder to him of someone who lived  life to the fullest, even in the face of adversity. #11 symbolized courage, hope and fight for Kristian. He received “Most Inspirational Award” on a number of occasions for his ability to draw the best from his teammates and classmates.

Kristian was diagnosed with a rare cancer the day after his graduation ceremony at Vancouver College. True to his character, he never gave up.  He rose to the challenges he faced and lived his life the best way he could.  Though he had to give up competitive sports, he did not want to fall behind and continued his studies at UBC to fulfill his dream of becoming a veterinarian.  Kristian found strength and courage from his faith, family and friends. He never lost hope.

Awarded annually at various high schools and post secondary institutions, the #11Forever Award is given to students who exemplify qualities of leadership, faith and pursuit of excellence by inspiring others within the community.  These individuals are the link to create a team environment where everyone can combine their efforts to excel together.  Concentrating on team efforts, these students are able to motivate through their actions and words to empower peers and teammates to become better versions of themselves.

MOST RECENT RECIPIENT

Jack Procter

Vancouver College

2022

My name is Jack Procter, a 2022 graduate of Vancouver College & it is truly an honour to be named this years recipient of the Kristian Domingo #11forever award. Coming into VC at Grade 8, I convinced my parents to allow me to try out for the Football program - little knowing at the time how this sport would completely shape the next 5 years of my life. For me, Football is being part of a team, it's passion, it's commitment, it’s dedication, it's a brotherhood and a support system: in short, Football mirrors my faith and my values & I know these are both qualities that Kristian embodied and embraced.


I am from a small community called Point Roberts, where everyone knows everyone, lends a hand when needed, asking nothing in return - a community where I volunteered at the Fire Hall, the Community Gardens and regularly pitched in to help to my neighbours. Football still plays an important role in my life!  I currently am on the football team at Washington State University & studying Kinesiology.  VC will forever hold a special place in my heart because VC is also a community - one that became a home away from home. This was especially true during the pandemic when I was forced to live apart from my parents & family in order to continue attending VC. It was during this time that I drew strength from my faith, my friends but most especially my school.


I am humbled to receive this award and will continue to walk humbly with God.