Hockey legend Ryan Walter challenged athletes from Langley Fundamental Secondary to be "hungry" for excellence in athletics and in life at the school's first annual Athletic Awards Banquet, on June 6.
Each winner was presented with a medal and an autographed copy of Walter's new book, Hungry.
Walter, who played 15 seasons in the NHL before moving into coaching and management, reminded athletes that their future will be determined by the people they choose to spend their time with and by the books they read.
One of the highlights of the awards gala was when school athletic director James Johnson produced an official Ryan Walter Hockey card, and challenged Walter to a game of Hockey Cards, but was soundly defeated by the NHL star.
Athletes also enjoyed trying on Walter's Stanley Cup ring.
It was a strong year for volleyball for Langley Fundamental, as the junior boys team was presented with the provincial banner, and the junior girls squad won the Districts and came second in Provincials.
Grade 10 athlete Zuri Vankevich was a double winner as MVP for junior boys basketball and most inspirational player for junior boys soccer.
Boys basketball MVP Tristan Loewen
Boys soccer MVP Zuri Vankevich
Boys soccer MIP Brad Thompson
Boys volleyball MVP Michael Hsu
Boys volleyball MIP Denham O'Reilly
Girls basketball MVP Emmalyn Rempel
Girls basketball MIP Bethany Hitchman
Girls volleyball MVP Brie O'Reilly
Girls volleyball MIP Kim Bauder
Girls track & field MVP Hannah Beaton
Boys soccer MVP Jesiah de Gouveia
Boys soccer MIP Brett Lee
Boys volleyball MVP Eric Funk
Boys volleyball MIP Jonah Johnson
Girls basketball MVP Sarah Kragt
Girls basketball MIP Emma Lewis
Girls volleyball MVP Angela Wassen
Girls volleyball MIP Katelyn Heppell
"We're proud of all our athletes and want them to become complete champions - on the court or field - and in life," Johnson said.