2005 Award Winners

Major Award Winners


Elizabeth Urbach


Jeff Bean


Erin O’Grady


Dave Smart


Jenn Hanna Curling Team


Carleton Ravens Men’s Basketball Team

Lifetime Award Winners


Gil Read


Mary Jane Bowie


Don Jackson


Bob Ferguson

Club Athletes Nominated for Outstanding Athletic Performances

SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Megan Michie: Megan has been a competitive swimmer since age 9 training with the Kingfish Swim Club. She won 4 gold medals at the 2004 Ontario Special Olympics Spring Games and in 2005; she won a silver medal in 50m breaststroke and a bronze in 100m backstroke at the Canada Summer Games. Megan also won the Swim Club’s 3C Award – Commitment, Courage and Consistency. An honour roll student in grade 9 and 10 at Osgoode Township High School, Megan, 16, will compete at the 2006 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games in Brandon, Manitoba.

ALPINE SKIING – Patrick Biggs: He is a member of the Ottawa Ski Club and is a repeat winner from 2004. He had 4 gold medal performances while skiing on the Europa Cup Circuit. He finished 4th overall in slalom events on the Nor-Am circuit. Upon moving up to the World Cup Circuit, he had two 10th place finishes in slalom in Germany and France. He was the Canadian Slalom Champion in 2005 and has been named to the 2006 Winter Alpine Team for the Turino Olympics.

ATHLETICS – Mike Woods: This Hillcrest graduate, now running for the University of Michigan and The Ottawa Lions Club has had an outstanding summer. He set a new Canadian record in the 3000 metres running here in Ottawa. Next, Mike successfully defended his men’s 1500 and 5000 metre crowns at the Canadian Junior Championships, qualifying for the Pan American Junior Championships. Selected as Team Canada Captain, Mike won the 1500 metres in a Pan Am Jr. Chps. meet record time of 3:45.72. In addition, Mike set a new Canadian record in the “Miracle Mile” event clocking a 3:57.48 time, thereby breaking a 22 year record.

BADMINTON – Andrew Dabeka: Andrew lives and trains in Ottawa while playing out of the R.A. Badminton Club. He won the Men’s singles title at the 2005 Canadian Badminton Championships and is ranked 28th in the world in this event. He played in the world championships in Anaheim and also in the Croatian International Tournament. Andrew hopes to move up in the world rankings in 2006.

BALL HOCKEY- Melanie Bedard: Melanie plays ball hockey for the Vanier Spitfires of the Ottawa -Vanier Women’s Ball Hockey League. This team played in the inaugural Women’s World Cup held in Pittsburgh in 2005. Melanie led her team to the bronze medal in an exciting 1-0 win over Slovakia. For her steady play, Melanie was selected the Most Valuable Defenseman.

BASEBALL – Matt McCarney: Matt is a 17 year old outfielder from Kanata who has been developing his skills in the Ottawa Nepean Canadians System. This 6 foot 2 inch, 190 lb. outfielder is in his draft year. Matt played this season with Baseball Canada’s National Junior Prospects Team and has been invited to the spring try-out camp for Canada’s Junior National Team.

BASKETBALL – Osvaldo Jeanty: Osvaldo is a 4th year guard on the Carleton Ravens basketball team. From Gloucester, O.J. was named to the CIS Second Team (All-Canadian), First Team OUA East All-Star, and won the MVP award at the Final 10 Tournament in Halifax during the past year. Osvaldo also was a recipient of a Raven Fund Award for combining excellence in the classroom and on the basketball court. He has been a valuable member of all three straight CIS National Title Teams.

BASKETBALL (WHEELCHAIR) – Corey Smith: Corey has been competing in amateur wheelchair basketball for the past two years and is a member of the Ottawa Royals Basketball Club. In 2005 he played he played in the World Junior Championships in Birmingham, England as a member of Canada’s National Team. He helped Canada to a sixth place finish, playing 74 minutes and scoring 5 points and hauling in 7 rebounds. Corey is a mentor and peer councillor at the Ottawa Children’s Center and teaches other children the joy and skills of wheelchair basketball. This St. Paul Catholic High School student would like to be a coach someday. He is now traveling with the National Team and preparing for an upcoming tour of Japan.

BIATHLON – Robin Clegg: This Ottawa native is in his 10th year with the national team. He was a triple gold medallist during the Canadian Senior Biathlon Championships winning the 10km, 15 km mass start and the 7.5 km mass start. At the North American Championships, he was first in the 10km race, second in the pursuit, and third in another 10 km race. Robin competed at the World Championships finishing 17th in the 20km race and helped Canada’s mixed relay team to a 14th place finish. He is a repeat winner from 2004.

BOWLING – (5 PIN) – Phil Laprade: This Ottawa native was a member of an Ottawa Valley bowling team that won the Provincial Championships held in Hamilton. In the final game, Phil threw 7 consecutive strikes helping his team win and advance to the Nationals to be held in Edmonton. The Team finished 4th at the Nationals and Phil averaged 250 for the entire tournament.

BOWLING – (10 PIN) – Roger Sarazin; Roger is a top caliber bowler whose 215 average is the highest for men in the Ottawa region. He has been bowling 10 pin for 31 years and has 11 perfect 300 games to his credit. He bowled the 3rd highest 3 game total ever thrown in Canada when he rolled a 300, 279 and 285 for a cross of 864, this effort included 33 strikes out of a possible 36. Along with his partner, he was the Ontario Provincials 2004-2005 team scratch winner. He tied for 1st place in the Ontario Tenpin Association standings.

BOXING – Jill Perry: With a record of 33 wins, this 9 year member of the Beaver Boxing Club won the 126 lb. class at the 2005 Canadian Championships. She is also a volunteer leader of fitness classes at the boxing club and won her class in the Ottawa ½ Ironman competition. She is a repeat winner from 2004.

CANOE/KAYAK SPRINT – Angus Mortimer: As a member of Canada’s National Team, he finished 14th in the kayak singles at the 80 country World Championships in Croatia. A 12 year member of the Rideau Canoe Club, he set a Canadian record winning the Junior K-1 500 metres at the 2005 Canadian Championships. This 20 year old student at Carleton University is also an accomplished pianist and organist.

CANOEING – WHITEWATER – Sarah Boudens: A civil engineering student at Carleton University and member of the Ottawa River Runners, Sarah finished 4th at the Pan-American Slalom Championships in California and 3rd at the Nationals in Alberta. A four year member of the National Team, she is ranked 14th the World Cup Circuit. In October, Sarah kayaked over Hog’s Back Falls.

CRICKET – Constantine Anthony (Tony) Russell: While playing as a member of the Bel Air Cricket Club he led the league in runs with 319, wickets with 27 and catches with 12. Tony also finished third in batting average and tenth in bowling average thereby leading his club to victory in the Challenge Division play-offs. He also played on the winning team at the Eastern Canadian Championships in 2005.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING – Perianne Jones: She represents the Ottawa-based Nakkertok Cross Country Ski Club but is now living in Canmore, Alberta, where she trains with the National Junior Team. While still of junior age, in the 5 km event, she won a silver medal at the Canadian Senior Championships. Perianne won gold and silver medals at both the Eastern and Western skiing championships. Considered Canada’s fastest Junior skier, she has done well on the World scene winning a bronze and gold medal in races held in Sweden. Her dream is to make the Olympic team.

CURLING – Jenn Hanna: Jenn is the skip of her team that plays out of the Ottawa Curling Club. In 2005, her team won the Ontario Championships better known as the Scott Tournament of Hearts. In the National Scott Tournament of Hearts, she battled her way to the final game where she lost on the final shot in the 10th end. Jenn was named the tournament MVP and skip of the second all-star team. Jenn is a repeat winner from 2004.

CYCLING – Greg Reain: Greg specializes in cyclocross and mountain bike racing. This 28 year old Ottawa athlete currently rides for Steven’s Racing and placed 2nd at the Canadian Cyclocross Championships held in November of 2005. He also won a silver medal in the Aurora Cyclocross C2 World Cup race. A past Provincial Mountain Bike Champion in cross-country and short track, Greg is now a member of the Canadian Team, which has qualified for the upcoming World Championships in January, 2006.

DIVING – Brennan Villemaire: This 13 year old boy dives for the Nepean Ottawa Diving Club. Brennan competes in the 1 metre, 3 metre and platform events. At the Ontario Provincial Championships held in June, 2005, Brennan won all 3 events. At the Nepean Ottawa Dive Club Qualifier held in December, Brennan became nationally qualified in all 3 dives winning the 1 metre and tower. At the CAMO International Invitational featuring 10 countries, he was the top Canadian male diver collecting a silver in the 1 metre, silver in the 3 metre and bronze in the tower. His mother, Kathleen Murphy, won the gymnastics award at the 1976 ACT Awards.

EQUESTRIAN – Jessica Whiting: This 16 year old Colonel By High School student and her horse, Razzmatazz, won 7 championship ribbons on the Trillium circuit in the Ottawa region thereby making them Ontario Trillium Champions in the Junior Hunter Class. They also won ribbons at the prestigious Capital Classic Show held in Ottawa. Jessica trains 4 to 5 times a week at Westar Farms hoping to qualify for the Royal Horse show in Toronto. A complete athlete, Jessica also skis, runs 10km races, plays tennis, and plays touch football and volleyball for her high school team.

FENCING – Marc Andre Leblanc: He began fencing at the age of 13 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Six years later as a member of the Excalibur Fencing Club and a student at the University of Ottawa, he finished 3rd at the 2005 Junior World Cup in Montreal, had 2 top 8 results in the North American Cup and represented Canada at the World Championships and World University Games.

FIELD HOCKEY – Erin Fraser: This University of Toronto midfielder has been playing field hockey for 12 years. She represented Ontario at the 1997 Canada Games and has competed in numerous CIAU/CIS championships. A member of the national team since 2002, Erin contributed in Canada’s gold medal win at the 2005 Pan-Am Indoor Cup, qualifying for the 2007 World Cup in Austria.

FIGURE SKATING – Siobhan Karam & Joshua McGrath: These two members of Ottawa’s Minto Skating Club live in Windsor and train in Detroit. They won all three parts of the competition; compulsory dance, original dance and free dance on their way to winning the Canadian Junior Ice Dance Championships. They finished 7th at the World Junior Championships. Competing at the senior level saw them finish 10th at Skate America. They are repeat winners from 2004.

FOOTBALL – Elias Soueiti: This 6-3, 305 pound defensive tackle from Metcalfe has played for his high school, St. Marks, Myers Riders and the Junior Riders winning many individual awards. His biggest accomplishment came when he made Team Canada and helped Canada win the gold medal at the NFL Global Junior Football Championships held in Jacksonville, Florida. Canada defeated the U.S. team 38-35 after having beaten teams from Japan, Mexico and France. Elias recorded 2 sacks in the championship game.

FREESTYLE SKIING – (AERIALS) – Jeff Bean – A repeat winner from 2003. The comeback athlete of the year, suffered a serious neck injury while training in Australia. 196 days later, he won the silver medal at the 2005 FIS Freestyle World Championships in Finland. With 2 podium finishes earlier in 2004 and 2005, Jeff hopes to return to Olympics in 2006 to improve upon his 4th place finish in the 2002 winter Olympic Games. He considers competing for Canada the best job in the world.

FREESTYLE SKIING – (MOGULS) – Elisa Kurylowicz – A repeat winner from 2004. This, her 4th year as a World Cup Team member saw her ranked 12th in the World. She was the first woman in the world to perform a back full manoeuvre last year. She has competed in freestyle skiing for 8 years and last year won her first World Cup event in Fernie, BC. She is the reigning Canadian Champion in Dual moguls.

GAELIC FOOTBALL – David McMurchy – David played for the U16 Boys team from Ottawa that played in the Continental Youth Championships held in San Francisco, where they finished second. The team lost out to a well-seasoned and strong New England team. In addition to being a valuable player, Dave was team captain and provided a great deal of leadership both on and off the field.

GOLF – Susan Pearl: Susan is a member of the Rideau View Golf and Country Club where she led her club team to the A Class Intersectional Championships. She won the Ottawa Citizen Amateur Championships for 2005 and finished 3rd at the Quebec Senior Amateur Championships. As a member of the Quebec Team, she played in the Canadian Senior Ladies Championships in Calgary. A retired tennis pro, Susan makes her living as a personal trainer. She was recently selected Quebec Senior Ladies Golfer of the Year.

HOCKEY – Danny Battochio: This Sudbury native is the starting goaltender for the Ottawa 67’s Major Junior A Hockey Club. After overcoming a serious medical condition, Danny, nicknamed Batman, by the fans, returned to tend the nets in 2005. He led his team to winning the Eastern Conference with an incredible play-off performance and a spot in the Memorial Cup held in London, Ont. In one of the games, Danny faced a record 62 shots, winning the longest game ever played since the change to the new tournament format in 1972 and was named the game’s first star. Danny was the 67’s MVP for 2004-2005 and named the top academic college/university player in the OHL for 2004-2005.

JUDO – Francoise Nguele: Francoise, a new resident of Canada, won the 2005 Senior National Championships. She followed this up by winning silver at the International Rendez-Vous Canada Event and then won a bronze medal at the US Open. She trains daily at the Takahashi Dojo and is considered to be Ottawa’s best fighter by her coaches and peers.

KARATE – Daisy Williams: This 17 year old Bell High student took only 30 months to get her black belt. Competing in the junior girl’s class at the World Karate Association Amateur Championships, she topped the field in point karate and continuous kickboxing and won the deciding match to win the team gold medal for Canada. This performance earned her 3 gold medals. Daisy is an honour student and an accomplished artist.

LACROSSE – Justin Delormier: Justin is the sensational rookie goaltender for the Ottawa Titans Jr. A. Lacrosse Team. Justin was named the 2005 OLA Junior “A” Rookie of the Year, won the Joe Nieuwendyk Sportsmanship Award, and also the winner of the Dennis Macintosh Trophy as the Most Valuable Player. Playing on an expansion team, Justin had a 7.23 GAA and a save percentage of 86.7%, both impressive numbers. A walk-on at camp, Justin now becomes the foundation for future teams.

LAWN BOWLING – Elmer Janzen: Elmer has received the highest provincial ranking of all lawn bowlers in the Ottawa area. He was a member of the district men’s fours champions that won the Ontario bronze medal. He was also a member of the district men’s pairs and men’s seniors advancing to the provincial finals. Elmer also helped his team defeat their Quebec opponents in the annual Governor General’s tournament. In addition, he won numerous district tournaments in 2005 and advanced to the finals of the Canadian Championships.

MARTIAL ARTS – Ben Stewart: This Kanata resident is well known in the martial arts community as a competitor, coach and leader. Ben competes locally and internationally in karate and kickboxing in the super heavyweight division. In 2005, he won the Canadian Championships, the grand championships of the West Coast Fighting Division and the World Title in kickboxing at WKA. Ben while fighting in the WAKO World Championships won 2 gold medals, a feat never done by a Canadian before. He captured his third world title in 2005. One of Ben’s most accomplished athletes is Daisy Williams who just won the karate athlete-of-the-year award.

MODERN PENTATHLON – Elena Bales: In 2005, this 20 year old University of Ottawa student, while still a Junior, won the Senior Canadian Championships in the 5 event competition – swimming, running, fencing, shooting and show jumping. She placed 2nd in the Junior division of the Pan-American Championships in Buenos Aires and was 10th at the Junior Worlds in Moscow. She is a repeat winner from 2004.

ORIENTEERING – Emily Kemp: A 5 year member of the Ottawa Orienteering Club, this 13 year old student at Broadview Public School won gold at the Canadian National Junior Championships in Williams Lake, BC, another gold at the Ontario Junior Championships in Guelph and then a bronze at the World Masters Championships in Edmonton. She hopes to compete in the 2006 Orienteering Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.

PARALYMPIC – Jason Dunkerley: Jason won the gold medal in the 1500 metre race for visually impaired athletes at the European Paralympic Track and Field Championships held in Espoo, Finland. He ran a time of 4:12:28 in a torrential downpour beating his nearest competitor by more than 4 seconds. Jason was our Male Athlete of the Year at last year’s Ottawa Sports Awards Banquet. Jason recently suffered a broken leg after being hit by a car while out running.

RINGETTE – Katie Lugg: Katie had an outstanding rookie season with the Gloucester-Cumberland Open AA Ringette Team winning Rookie of the Year honours. Her team won the 2005 Provincial Championship and finished second at the Nationals. As a member of Team Canada, Katie won at silver medal at the World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. Katie, an “A” student at Ottawa University also finds time to coach ringette and play soccer for her university team which won a silver medal at the CIS Championships.

ROWING – Elizabeth Urbach: This native of Carp now lives in Vancouver and trains with the national team in Victoria, BC. Introduced to rowing at an Ottawa Rowing Club summer camp at the age of 16, she has progressed to become a world champion. After suffering a terrible accident that broke both her arms, she healed and in 2005 won the Canadian lightweight singles title. She was switched to the women’s lightweight quad crew for the world championships in Japan. This was a good change as her team won gold over the 2000m distance setting a world best time for 2005.

RUGBY – Danielle Goulet: Danielle plays for the Ottawa Irish and has been playing second row for Canada since 2002. She began playing rugby at university since 1999 and has just returned from a series of test matches in France. She played in the last Women’s World Cup and is a strong candidate for the upcoming Cup matches to be held in Edmonton having been selected for the short list.

SAILING – Johan Koppernaes: Johan was the skipper of the winning crew at the Shark Class 2005 World Championships held at the Southport Sailing Club in Windsor, Ontario. This Kanata resident, sailing against 42 entries from 4 other countries, won the gold without having to sail in the last race as no other country could beat his crews’ accumulative score, allowing them to win by a comfortable margin.

SAILING – (ABLE SAIL) – Rachelle Halpenny: This versatile athlete just started sailing in 2005 and immediately became a winner by winning three events – the Silver Fleet at the National Capital Cup, the Silver Fleet at the Reach Regatta in Toronto, and the Silver Fleet at the Y-knot Regatta in Lake George, New York. Rachelle has also won awards in table tennis and curling in paralympic competitions. This retired civil servant sails for the National Capital Able Association out of the Nepean Sailing Club.

SHOOTING – (PISTOL) – Yuri Movshovich: Yuri is an avid member of the RA Gun Club. He won the Canadian National Pistol Championships held in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in July. This win put him on the Canadian Team for 2006 qualifying him to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Australia in Feb. 2006.

SHOOTING – (AIR RIFLE) – Asmir Arifovic: Asmir won the Expert Class in Prone Rifle and Air Rifle as well as the Sharpshooter Class in Rifle Three Position at the Nationals in Victoria, BC. He is a member of both the Ontario and National Team. Asmir also attended World Cup events in Milan and Munich to gain experience for the next Summer Olympics.

SLEDGE HOCKEY – Herve Lord: Herve, nicknamed, “The Lord” began playing sledge hockey in 1987 and believes in being the best you can. He is a versatile wheelchair athlete who also competes in track, road racing, basketball and of course, sledge hockey. He has been a member of Canada’s National team for many years, competing in many different countries. He won a gold medal in the 2000 World Championships and followed this up with 4th place finishes in 2002 and 2004. His dream is to win a Paralympic gold in Turin.

SOCCER – Rhian Wilkinson: In her third year with the Ottawa Fury, Rhian was a key player in her team winning the W-League regular season pennant with a 13-1-0 record. She led her league in scoring with 38 points and was named to the 2005 W-League championships all-tournament team for the second straight year. Rhian started two games for Canada against the World Cup Champions from Germany, making it 18 times that she has played in international competitions. She has signed to play with Strommen FK in Norway.

SOFTBALL – Kevin Chevrier: This Stittsville native plays in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League, playing second base for the Easton Thunder. In the 2005 International Softball Congress World Tournament for Intermediate A teams, held in Wisconsin, he led his team to a 3rd place finish. Kevin batted an amazing .611 average and had a perfect fielding percentage. For his efforts, he was selected to the All-World All-star Team at second base.

SNOWBOARDING – Crispin Lipscomb: Crispin, from Ottawa, now trains in Whistler, B.C. He was the gold medallist in the men’s half pipe at the Canadian snowboarding championships. As a member of Canada’s snowboarding freestyle team, he placed second in a World Cup half pipe in Korea and ninth at the World Championships at Whistler. He has also found some extra time to help coach the New Zealand Junior National Team. Crispin has been selected to compete in Turin as a member of Canada’s 2006 Winter Olympic Team.

SPEEDSKATING – Kristina Groves: This Ottawa native currently trains with the national team in Calgary. Kristina is a two time Ottawa Sports Awards Female Athlete of the Year winner, as well as the speedskating winner. At the World Long Track Speedskating All-Around Championships in March 2005, Kristina placed 6th. Currently, as she trains to seek an Olympic medal in Turin in February, she is ranked 3rd in the World in the 1500m, 4th in the 3000m and 5th in Team Pursuit. She has qualified to skate in all 5 Olympic races.

SQUASH – Samantha Cornett: This young player won both the Ontario Junior Closed and Open Under 15 titles. A Dunrobin native, she is a candidate for the 4 member national team that will compete at the World Junior Championships in Hong Kong. She placed 3rd in the Jester’s Open in Edmonton playing against much older players and now ranks as the second youngest player on the Canadian under 19 junior squash team. Samantha finished 2nd in the girls Under 15 division at the 2005 Canadian Junior Championships.

SWIMMING – Matt Hawes: This Stittsville native, a National Team member since 2003, won 4 medals in the Summer Canada Games, winning gold in the 100m backstroke, silver in the 50m backstroke, silver in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay and bronze in the 4 x 100m individual medley relay. Matt was also a bronze medal in 200m backstroke at the Commonwealth Trails and has qualified for the National team World Cup to be held in 2006.

TABLE TENNIS – Shen Qiang: Shen is a 15 year old Glebe Collegiate student who just happens to be the North America Under 15 Champion. He is the 10th ranked male in Canada and is the #1 ranked player in his age group. He played in the Under 15 World Championships in the Dominican Republic, where he won the bronze medal in singles, which was the highest placing by anyone from North America. He also won a 5th place in the doubles competition.

TAEKWONDO – Kathleen Crichley: Kathleen has won the Tae E. Lee Cup Championship for 4 years in a row. In 2005, she won a silver medal at the Ontario Junior Provincial Taekwondo Championships and then went on to win GOLD at the Ontario Classic International Open Taekwondo Competitions. Kathleen qualified for the National Championships where she finished fourth, an excellent placing for such a young fighter.

TENNIS – Eddy Nguyen: This 11 year old player competes as part of the Noble Tennis School playing out of the Ottawa Athletic Club. He placed 3rd in singles at the National Championships and teamed with another player to win the doubles championship in the U12 division. He also played in the U14 division winning a number of matches against older players. While playing in France, as part of the U12 Team Canada, he helped his team win the championship by winning 8 out of his 10 matches. He just recently returned from Florida where he played for Team Canada in the International Orange Bowl Tour, which is considered to be the unofficial World Championships.

TRIATHLON – Susanne Russell: This elementary teacher and resident of Ottawa has had an outstanding breakout season as Ottawa’s best female triathlete. In 2005, she won the Ontario Championships and finished 10th in the Hawaiian Triathlon World Championships held this past October. This was the best placing by any Canadian female.

VOLLEYBALL – Kate Eckhardt: Kate is a grade 12 student at Glebe Collegiate Institute and is a repeat winner from last year. As a member of Ontario’s Team she was successful in winning a gold medal at the 2005 Canada Summer Games. As a member of the Ottawa Kangaroos, Kate won a gold medal at the Ontario Championships. She combined with another Team Ontario player and they won a bronze medal at the National Youth Beach Volleyball Championships. Kate currently is weighing volleyball scholarship offers from a number of Canadian and American universities.

WATER POLO – Marc-Antoine Tanguay: Marc-Antoine is the goaltender for the Ottawa Titans Boys Youth Water Polo Team. He was named Most Valuable Goalie at the Ontario Men’s Youth Provincials and at the Junior Men’s Nationals. Marc-Antoine was selected to play for Canada at the Youth Pan-Am Games in Mexico City where he was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Goalie once again. He now finds himself as the starting goalie on Canada’s Junior Team, playing with players an age category above his own.

WATER SKIING – Andrea Andrecyk: Andrea has only skied for two years but because of her dedication, athletic ability and fantastic attitude, she has reached world status very quickly. In 2005, Andrea became the first Canadian female to win a medal at the World Disabled Water Ski Championships held in Belgium. She won a bronze medal in the Women’s MP3 Slalom event. She is an inspiration to teammates and proud to represent Canada.

WRESTLING – Erica Wiebe: This 17 year old student, a member of the National Capital Wrestling Club, placed 2nd at OFSSA in free style and won gold at the 2005 Canadian National Cadet Championships in the 72 kg class. An honour student at Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville, she has represented her school in soccer, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, badminton and track and field. These past 5 years, Emily has been her schools Female Athlete of the Year and is the goalkeeper for the Ottawa Fury Under 17 Girls soccer team who are the New England Division Champions.

Ottawa Teams That Won Provincial or National Championships

ORLEANS LITTLE LEAGUE JUNIOR RED SOX TEAM: Marc-Andre Lavictoire, Jason Foucault, Kyle Chin, Alex Poulin, Kenny Maher, Sebastien Tessier, Cody Dunn, Geoff Hughes, Brett Sabourin, David Roy, Felix-Antoine Guimond and Fabien Milo. The manager is Ron Dunn, assistant coaches are Peter Maher and Marc Sabourin. Team won in the 13-14 year old division and had the best showing ever by a Canadian team at the Junior League World Series.

THE MATHESON CURLING TEAM: George Bourgon, Ron Brown, Eldon Coombe and Rod Matheson. This team won the Ontario Master’s Curling Championships in 2005.

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL CRICKET CLUB: Andy Ali, Terry Nandlal, Riad Khan, Tony Forde, Blaine Edwards, Shailesh Masih, Dennis Fernandez, David Mendonca, Mark Batchelor, Vikkram Arora, Reginald Ranjit, Ryan Reis, Fahd Khan, Brian Ganness and Randy Borde, President. This team won the Eastern Canadian Championships.

THE HANNA CURLING TEAM: Jenn Hanna, Pascale Letendre, Dawn Askin, Steph Hanna, Joelle Sabourin and the coach, Bob Hanna. This team won the Ontario Women’s Championships and came within one shot of winning the Canadian Championships, finishing as Silver medallists.

THE NATIONAL CAPITAL 18U GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CLUB TEAM: Tessa Edwards, Meghan O’Doherty, Becky Lauks, Jessica Wolfenden, Ashley Matier, Kate Eckardt, Katee Luecke, Melissa Zeroual, Liz Wilson, Fritznique Richemond, Heather Potts and Alexandra Daymond. The head coach is Cathy O’Doherty assisted by Matt Harris and Newton Noor. This team won the 2005 Provincial Championships.

OTTAWA LIONS JUNIOR GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM: Danielle Woods, Jenny Biewald, Shiyi Zan, Melissa Bishop and Tiffany Locke. This team won the Provincial 2005 Championships.

OTTAWA LIONS MIDGET GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM: Kim Kallio, Mercedes Prevost, Madeline Martin, Shannon Jessop, Karen Lenarduzzi, Julia Britton and Louise Gresham. This team won the Provincial 2005 Championships.

OTTAWA WEST CRUSADERS BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM: Scott Milks, Mike Tokessy, Leigh Lacroix, Matty Emery, James Marshall, Mark Stuckless, Scott Friessen, Bill Carkner, John McAuley, James Paul, Shawn Stewart and Minh Dao. Coaches, Dave Wilson, Mike Jacks and Garth Baker. This team won the Canadian Championships in the age 17 and 18 division.

THE POTTER CURLING TEAM: Joyce Potter, Muriel Potter, Janelle Sadler, Bonnie Morris and coach, Joe Potter. This team won both the Provincial and Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championships.

OTTAWA ICE BELLE AA RINGETTE TEAM: Kelly Bateman, Kathryn Christie, Emma Dowds, Chloe Gervais, Madeleine Goldsmith, Kyrie Love, Carrie Lugg, Jessica Neale, Erica Ogilvie, Meghan Penner, Josee Surprenant, Brianna Thompson, Danielle Tremblay and Sarah Waddell. Coaches are Dave Shoobert, Al Bateman, Barb Bautista and Sue Bromley. This team won their 5th straight Provincial Championship and then won bronze at the Nationals.

THE HOMAN CURLING TEAM: Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Nikki Johnston. Coaches are Earle Morris and Doug Kreviazuk. This team won their 3rd straight Bantam Ontario Championships and also won the Ontario Women’s Curling Tour Championships.

THE NEPEAN PETITE AA RINGETTE TEAM: Samantha Kerr, Emma McLarens, Amanda Begin, Katie MacDonald, Stephanie Rheaume, Emily Grisel, Jennifer Gabel, Leah Sirenko, Gillian Holder, Caitlyn Roberts, Shayla Klinger, Natasha Bush and Brittany MacDonald. The coaching staff includes Dan Rheaume, Rudy Grisel and Rachel Grant. Liz Rheaume is the trainer while Linda Roberts serves as the manager. This team won the Ontario Championships.

GLOUCESTER CUMBERLAND OPEN RINGETTE TEAM: Barb Bautista, Kim Beach, Sadie Bulger, Jen Carter, Genevieve Dorval, Dominique Frechette, Colleen Hagan, Sarah Ianni, Melissa Lauder, Katie Lugg, Belinda Mayer, Jenna McBride, Lisa O’Kane, Allison Shoobert and Lisa Malanka. This team won the Ontario over 19 Ontario Championships.

THE ORLEANS REBELS GIRLS FASTBALL TEAM: Sarah Collins, Sarah Renaud, Erin Durant, Jenn Labelle, Sarah Thompson, Carolyn Chminel, Samantha Pantalone, Jillian Taylor, Lindsey Hutton and Jenny Allen. The coaching staff includes head coach, Chris Mullins, assistants – John Hutton, Ed Renaud, Scott Searle and manager, Jim Taylor. This team won both the Ontario and Eastern Canadian Midget Girls Fastball Softball Championships.

THE CARLETON UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM: Ryan Bell, Aaron Doornekamp, JE Jean Marie, Osvaldo Jeanty, John Marshall, Shawn McCleery, Matt Ross, Pat Ross, Robert Saunders, Michael Smart, Sheldon Stewart and Stuart Turnbull. Coaches are Dave Smart, Taffe Charles, Andy Sparks, Rob Smart JR, Dean Petridis and Andy Stewart. This team won both the Ontario and Canadian Championships.

THE CARLETON UNIVERSITY MEN’S SOCCER TEAM: Shawn Edwards, Arjun Langford, Tyler Wallace, John Legakis, Kofi Ilboudo, Jeff Fearnall, Ahmed Berjawi, Piero Falcucci, Jorge Gutierrez, Thang Nguyen, Hanni El-Magraby, Adrian Leroy, Josh Dewar-Morris, Tim Khaemba, Andrew Park, Abdullah Abunafessa, Terry Bell, Roberto Gutierrez, Chris Seigman, Paul Waiganjo, Dejan Radojevic, Steven Atkoran and Hayden Morton. The coaches are Sandy Mackie, Kyle McHenry and Mark Stokes. This team won the Ontario Championships.

JOHAN KOPPERNAES SHARK CLASS SAILING CREW: Skipper-Johan Koppernaes, Michael Lee and Doug Brown. This sailing team won the 2005 Shark Class World Championships in Windsor. They sail out of the Nepean Sailing Club.

High School Sports – OFSAA Gold Medalists in 2005


Danielle Woods, Hillcrest High School, Junior Girls 3000m

Jennie Biewald, Hillcrest High School, Senior Girls 800m

Adam Lewandowski, Colonel By, Senior Boys 800m

Allan Brett, Hillcrest High School, Senior Boys 1500m


Allan Brett, Hillcrest High School, Senior Boys

Ian Donald, Nepean High School, Midget Boys

FOOTBALL: St. Peter Knights Senior Boys Football Team — Won the National Capital Bowl. The Knight’s roster includes: Matt Nooyen, Morgan Dow, Cory Contini, Val Demanins, Zach Neilson, Pat Gilmour, Daniel Atkinson, Reider Vollebek, Sean Doyle, Jake Keller, Dustin Mantha, Jesse Cardinal, Geoff Coventry, Olivier Pinard, Mike Nooyen, Jeff Boyer, Jamie Begin, Matt Sangster, Alex Morrison, Chris Cosgrove, Mike Harvey, Alex Philippe, Colin Brand, Johan Moses, Nathan Major, Jordon Kirchberger, Tyler Leduc, Willie Embleton, Jordan Kritsch, David Ballman, Eric Luchtenberg, Dylan Dinardo, Oscar Cruz, Chris Saucier, Izak Birungi, Jake Waters, Mike Campbell, Matt Johnson, Marc Sorrie and Pat Saikali.The coaching staff includes Jim Mick, Tony Rino, Justin Malloy, Tom Lawlor and Mark Magee.

SAILING: Peter Soosalu, Woodroffe High School, Laser Radial Class

Gold Medal Performances at the College or University Level in 2005

Men’s Basketball – The Carleton University Ravens, the 2004-05 OUA East Champions; OUA Provincial Champions and the CIS National Champions, for the third straight year. The head coach is Dave Smart. Assistant coaches are Taffe Charles, Andy Sparks, Rob Smart Jr., Dean Petridis and Andy Stewart. Team members are: Ryan Bell, Aaron Doornekamp, JE Jean Marie, Osvaldo Jeanty, John Marshall, Shawn McCleery, Matt Ross, Pat Ross, Robert Saunders, Michael Smart, Sheldon Stewart and Stuart Turnbull.

Female Fencing – Mihaela Jekic – The 2005 OUA Provincial Female Fencer of the Year and the OUA Provincial Female Sabre Individual Champion.

Men’s Fencing – Abimanyu Mukerji – The 2005 OUA Provincial Male Sabre Individual Champion.

Men’s Soccer – Carleton University Men’s Soccer team won the 2005 OUA Provincial Championships. The head coach is Sandy Mackie, assistants are Kyle McHenry and Mark Stokes. Team members are: Shawn Edwards, Arjun Langford, Tyler Wallace, John Legakis, Kofi Ilboudo, Jeff Fearnall, Ahmed Berjawi, Piero Falcucci, Jorge Gutierrez, Thang Nguyen, Hanni El-Magraby, Adrian Leroy, Josh Dewar-Morris, Tim Khaemba, Andrew Park, Abdullah Abunafessa, Terry Bell, Roberto Gutierrez, Chris Seigman, Paul Waiganjo, Dejan Radojevic, Steven Atkoran and Hayden Morton.

Men’s Soccer – Algonquin Men’s Soccer team won. The head coach is Stephen O’Kane; assistants are Mike Caruso and Jason Whiting. Team members are: Nikola Dastanic, Tristan Roscoe, Edwin Moran, Alan Farant, Biagio Foriero, Gino Urbisci, Mike Gagliano, Rob Andeloro, Ernest Egbule, Joe Maneiro, Vedran Fustar, Brendan Potter, Stephane LeMay, Perry Legakis, Dave Cardinali, Adam Vickers, Stefano Flamini, Eddie Moran and Jason Frederick.

Special Recognition of Athletic Achievements

ULTRAMARATHON – Ray Zahab: This Ottawa born and raised adventurer likes to challenge himself by doing extremely difficult tasks. He has raced in the snow in the Yukon, in the sands of the Sahara, the mountains of Europe, Death Valley and the jungles of Brazil. In 2005, he won the grueling 235.7-kilometre six day Sahara Race, running in heat that reached 56C. He won no money for winning this race but did it for the experience. His next adventure is to try to run across the entire Sahara Desert, a distance of 4,800 kilometers. Stay tuned…