Welcome to the latest edition of the Varsity Letters podcast.
Today we chat with longtime basketball referee Karn Dhillon on a variety of topics spanning a career that began not too soon after he graduated from Vancouver’s Sir Winston Churchill in the late 1970s.
Dhillon also eulogizes his friend, longtime and well-loved referee Felix Gonzalez whose sudden passing has rocked the tight-knit B.C. basketball community.
In addition, Dhillon speaks to the pride he has for the Pink Whistle campaign which has shown just how united the B.C. hoops family has been over the past decade in raising funds for cancer research. And he offers words of wisdom to those contemplating taking the plunge into the world of basketball officiating.
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3 thoughts on “VL Podcast 02.24.21: Veteran referee Karn Dhillon, who reflects on the sudden passing of friend Felix Gonzalez, speaks to the tight-knit bond of BC’s hoops community”
Excellent job by Karn remembering Felix and promoting officiating as a avocation.
Thank you Howard and Karn for sharing this to all of us. Officiating not only burns calories, it builds camaraderie and keeps you involved in the game we all love.
#BeLikeFelix on and off the court.