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FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
FEMALE COACH OF THE YEAR
MALE COACH OF THE YEAR
FEMALE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Rachel Homan Curling Rink
MALE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Carleton Ravens Men’s Basketball
AMATEUR SPORT CLUB OF THE YEAR
Ottawa Lions Track Club
& Ottawa Fury Soccer
MARK LOWRY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION AND VOLUNTEERISM
John Leroux has been an active participant in the sports scene in Stittsville for half a century, and is indeed the most recognizable person at any ball field or rink in Stittsville and Goulbourn. In fact, his contribution to sports in the community resulted in the recent re-naming of the Stittsville Community Centre as the Johnny Leroux Community Centre.
John started coaching baseball in 1970 with a bantam girl’s team. Around the same time, he started coaching local minor hockey teams. He was instrumental in the formation of the local men’s recreational fastball league. Not enough to be busy with hockey and coaching, he also started umpiring baseball, which he continued to do for many years.
Oldtimer’s hockey is really where John Leroux made his lasting mark. As founder of the Stittsville Merchant Selects, he began coaching Oldtimer hockey for those over 35, and then 40, and then over 50. For many local and international tournaments, John served as coach for these teams, eventually spending 20 years with the Merchant Selects.
John has combined his love of sports with his involvement with the Royal Canadian Legion in Stittsville, spending 14 years as the Chair of sports for the Legion. Today, John still spends 3 evenings a week as timekeeper for Stittsville Town Hockey League games.
Volunteering for half a century has earned John Leroux the 2011 Award for Lifetime Volunteer or Administrator from the Ottawa Sports Awards.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AS A SPORT TECHNICAL OFFICIAL
Jim Ward, now 76 years old, has been refereeing for 60 years – since he turned 16. And from all accounts, his has no plans to hang up the whistle anytime soon.
The Province of Ontario has awarded Jim a certificate officially recognizing 50 years of service as a basketball referee. In that time, he has officiated at the High School level, including OFSAA tournaments and the university level, where he regularly refereed at the men’s intercollegiate level
He has continued to referee men’s leagues throughout the city, and is, in fact, the only official to have refereed every year at the RA Centre since its opening, up to and including this year. Jim continues to referee basketball both at the high school level and the club level in Ottawa and the Valley.
When he’s not on the court, Jim also has officiated at golf tournaments for more than 20 years. As a tournament rules official with Ottawa Valley Golf events, he has worked the Eagle Creek Canadian Tour Event and the LPGA Dumaurier Classic.
MAYOR’S CUP – OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO SPORT IN OTTAWA
Richard (Rick) Sennott
Many of us know Rick Sennott for his two decades in the role of Executive Director of the Ottawa District Hockey Association. But Rick has given over 52 years of dedication to the greater Ottawa community. Since 1960, at the age of 16, he has volunteered in coaching, administration and organizing our national pastime in Ottawa. He has coached from novice to junior. For 29 years, Rick has been a volunteer presenter of CAC courses to over 10,000 participants.
From coaching Alexander Park minor hockey to founding and coaching the Ottawa West Golden Knights Junior “B” Club, Rick’s involvement with the community seems endless. He spent 27 years as the ODHA Program of Excellence Organizer, and 22 years organizing hockey tours for minors to such places as Mexico, Russia, Great Britain, Finland and Sweden.
Rick has been recognized as the ODHA Volunteer of the Year, CAHA Volunteer of the Year, Ottawa Volunteer Service Awards for 40 Years and the 2010 Celebration 2010 Sports Hero Award.
Tonight, we add to these honours as we name Rick Sennott the 2011 winner of the Ottawa Sport’s Awards Mayor Cup for Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Ottawa.
BRIAN KILREA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN COACHING AWARD
Don’s contribution to the local, provincial and national sports community is long and varied. In the 1960’s Don played with the Ottawa Sooners and paddled his way to a Gold medal fat the Canadian National Paddling Championships. But it was skiing that really captured his imagination and what was to become his life’s passion.
He started as a ski instructor at Mont Tremblant while competing for three years on the professional ski tour but it was until he got into coaching where his passion and talents really merged. He began coaching with the National Capital Division as a ski coach as a first step to what was to become a long career with the Canadian Women’s Ski Team, including many years as the Head Coach. From these modest beginnings, “Lyon’s Lions” were born.
The list of athletes he coached and their achievements is remarkable -17 World Cup Golds, 4 Olympic medals, and 2 World championships including;
• 1974 World Championship Silver medalist, Betsey Clifford (herself a former Ottawa Sport Award winner)
• 1976 Olympic Champion Kathy Keiner
• 1982 World Champion Gerry Sorensen
• 5-time World Cup Gold medalist Laurie Graham
• 1986 Furano World Cup Winner Liisa Sarijarvi
• Double Olympic medalist and World Silver medalist Karen Percy
• Olympic Champion and 1992 Athlete of the Year Kerrin Lee-Gartner, and
• 1993 World Champion Kate Pace-Lindsay
Don is Past President of the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation, Past Chair of the Ski Canada Technical Committee and a Technical Delegate with the International Ski Federation. He was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 1999 and is a 3-time winner of the CAC Coaching Excellence Award.
Tonight, Don Lyon joins the honoured list of coaches who have been awarded the Ottawa Sports Award’s Lifetime Trophy for Coaching. A good old Ottawa boy who travelled the world and came home to roost.
THE ERNIE CALCUTT, EDDIE MCCABE AND BRIAN SMITH MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORT MEDIA
Carolyn Waldo’s sports career started in the competition pool and for the last 22 years, she has been a familiar face as the sports broadcaster we see every week on CTV Ottawa.
As an athlete, Carolyn had a very decorated career which included being Canada’s flag bearer at the 1988 Olympics, 6 World Champion titles, a Lou Marsh Award winner, the 4-time Canadian Female Athlete of the Year, a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Carolyn won 1 silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 2 gold medals at the 1998 Seoul Olympics.
And all that, to set the stage for a successful broadcasting career with CTV. Many of tonight’s athletes know Carolyn first-hand for her work with the Thursday evening “High School Athlete of the Week” spotlight. Others know her for reporting on amateur and school sports, doing much of the field reporting as well as studio work. As a sports reporter, anchor and producer over the 20 years, Carolyn Waldo has strengthen her deep roots in the community by focusing a great deal of time and energy on our community athletes.
In addition to her commitment to CTV Ottawa, she also works as a motivational speaker, providing uplifting and entertaining presentations for audiences, with a slant towards our young athletes. Carolyn is also gives back through the Ottawa 67’s “Champion for Education” program, educating kids about goal-setting and bullying.
It’s fitting tonight as we give the Ernie Calcutt, Eddie McCabe, Brian Smith Memorial Award for Lifetime Media to Carolyn Waldo – as “Smitty” would be very proud of her outstanding accomplishments to sports broadcasting in our community.
The minimum standard for this award category was to have competed at the Provincial level in their sports during the 2011 calendar year. Athletes were nominated by the public, media, Ottawa sports clubs and/or Provincial and National Sport Organizations. The athletes listed below were considered for the Howard Darwin Memorial Athletic Scholarships and the Female and Male Athlete of the Year Awards.
ARCHERY – PETER GARRETT: For the fourth consecutive year, Peter won the Provincial 3D Championships, the Provincial Indoor Championships, the National Indoor Championships and the National 3D Championships in the Barebow division. In March 2011, he finished a very respectable 5th out of 250 archers at the World Indoor Championships and in September, he won a gold for Canada at the World 3D Championships. He is the only Canadian archer in 3D shooting to ever accomplish this feat and the oldest (age 55) to ever do this in an open age category.
ATHLETICS – SULTANA FRIZELL: Sultana, a member of the Ottawa Lions Athletic Club and Canadian track and field team, continues to perform well at the highest levels. “The Sultana of Swing” and current Commonwealth record holder in the women’s hammer event, won the Ontario Seniors and finished 2nd at the Nationals. At the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico, she won a silver medal finishing ahead of several throwers who are ranked ahead of her in the international ranking system. She is training in Calgary for the upcoming London Olympics and is a repeat winner of this award.
BADMINTON – JOSEPH ROGERS: Joseph, a 23 year old badminton player, finished 2011 as the #1 ranked player in Canada in singles competition. At the Senior National Championships, he lost in the finals but won gold at both the Canada Winter Games Team Event and the Prairie Elite Series Men’s tournament. A graduate of Ridgemount High School, he is a previous winner of this award.
BASEBALL – DEMI ORIMOTAYE: Demi was a versatile player in leading the Orleans Red Sox Baseball team to the Ontario Junior League title and to the Canadian Championship semi-finals. He put the fear into opposing pitchers by batting an impressive .585 average, including 62 hits and 9 home runs during 33 games. He ended the season with 70 RBI’s. While pitching for his team, he posted a 7-1 record in 9 starts, striking out 68 batters in 38 innings pitched.
BASKETBALL – TYSON HINZ: Tyson, a standout player on the Carleton Ravens Men’s basketball team had a dream year in 2011 as his team won their seventh national championship in a 9 year span. Tyson had an incredible season averaging 17.1 points per game, leading his team in scoring with 375 points including a 57.2 field goal shooting percentage, 131 rebounds, 58 assists and 17 steals in 22 games. Based on his strong play, Tyson was chosen the OUA East Player of the Year, the CIS Final 8 Tournament MVP and the CIS Player of the Year (Mike Moser Trophy). His biggest award came when he was selected the CIS Male Athlete of the Year at the BLG awards. He also played for Canada twice in 2011 suiting up for the men’s team at the 26th World University Games/Universiade in China in August (he was the leading scorer in 5 of their 7 games) and again in September at the Pan America Games in Mexico, helping the Canadian team win a silver medal.
BIATHALON – ERIKKA NIEMI: Erikka had 4 podium finishes in 2011 at events held in Jericho, Vermont and Lake Placid, New York. This 19 year old from Kanata placed third overall in the Youth Women’s North American Cup Series, won the sprint event at Jericho and earned a 7th place result at the Canadian Championships.
BOBSLEIGH – CODY SORENSEN: This former track star has made the transition to bobsleigh, serving as an alternate for Canada’s 4-man bobsleigh team at the Vancouver Olympics. During the 2011 national team camp, he was selected by the driver of the Canada’s #1 sled to join his team as one of the brakemen. Cody is now in Europe racing on the World Cup Circuit. He is a repeat winner of this award having won last year.
BOXING – ERICA ADJEI: Erica is a 4th year student at Carleton University and a 3 year member of the Beaver Boxing Club. In 2011, she won several boxing tournaments in the 57 kilo class including the Ontario Provincial Championships, defeating a long-time Provincial and former Canadian Champion.
BOWLING (5 PIN) – REJEAN MENARD: Rejean was a member of the bowling team that won the Provincial Senior Open Mixed Team Championships. His average of 252.6 was the highest among all the male bowlers. He qualified for the Singles competition and won the Step Ladder Final having bowled some games over 300.
BOWLING (10 PIN) – CHERYL DALY: Cheryl is a 10-pin bowler who bowls at McArthur Lanes and carries a 185 average during league play. In 2011, she bowled several outstanding games including games of 254, 258, 277 and 279. Cheryl also attained 3-game total series scores of 692, 696 and an unbelievable 735 – an exceptional performance.
BOWLING (LAWN) – JOELLE RUSSELL: Joelle is a member of the Elmdale Lawn Bowling Club. She led her team to the 2010 Provincial Championships and continued her consistent play in 2011 representing her district as district champion in both singles and pairs. She completed a very successful season winning tournaments in Peterborough, Kingston and London, plus many local events. She was a member of the team that captured the Southeast USA Regional Championships played in Florida.
BROOMBALL – ROB MUNROE: Rob, or “Bobby Broomball” as he is known, is hard working and underrated forward on the Ottawa Nationals Men’s Broomball team. His team finished out of the medals at the Ontario Senior Broomball Championships but rebounded to win the gold medal in a 3-2 overtime win at the Canadian Championships. When not playing,” Bobby Broomball “ coaches a Senior Ladies team, an Intermediate Men’s team and a Juvenile Boy’s team earning him his well-deserved nickname.
CANOE/KAYAK (SPRINT) – KRISTIN GAUTHIER: Kristin has been a member of the Rideau Canoe Club since 1997. Now a 6-year veteran of the Canadian National Team, one of the highlights of her 2011 season was with her K-4 crew as they paddled to a gold medal at the 2011 Pan-American Games. She has competed at 7 Senior World Championships, the 2008 Olympics held in Bejing and has won 24 gold medals in K-1, K-2 and K-4 races at Canadian Championships.
CANOE/KAYAK (WHITEWATER) – JOHN HASTINGS: John is a repeat winner of the this award, including last year. He is a member of the Ottawa River Runners Club and also is part of the RBC Olympian program in Ottawa. In 2011, he finished 12th at the World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia out of a field of 107 athletes. He also helped his team to a 7th place finish out of 35 nations competing. He is currently training in Australia for the upcoming Olympic Games in London in July.
CRICKET – KARANDEEP SINGH: Karandeep plays for the Defence Cricket Club in the league run by the Ottawa Valley Cricket Council. In league play, he was the top scorer with a total of 495 runs, including three 50’s and one century performance. His team won the T20 Championships which led to his selection to join the OVCC team to play in the Elite Championships held in Toronto. At this tournament, he was the top scorer with 238 runs which led to his selection to the Ontario Team that played Quebec where he scored another 67 runs in a 3-game match. He scored an amazing 1,113 runs during the 2011 season.
CURLING – RACHEL HOMAN: This 22 year old curler has been curling for 18 years. A recent graduate from Ottawa U., she now works as a personal trainer when she is not on the curling ice. In 2011, Rachel’s team won the Ontario Scotties, then staked their claim as one of the top teams in the country at the National Scotties when this rookie team made the playoffs and finished fourth. She teamed up with her brother Mark, playing as his third, to win the Ontario Mixed Provincials and once again finished fourth at the Nationals. Her team travels the country playing the big tournaments: semi-finalists in Red Deer, AB, runner–up at the Shorty Jenkins Classic in Brockville, ON, and runner-up at the Grey Powers Players in Grand Prairie, AB. Her team is working hard to make their dream of competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics come true.
CYCLING – ALEX CATAFORD: When not studying at Queens University in Kingston, as a cyclist, Alex races in both road and track events. He dominated the track scene in 2011 winning the Junior Men’s Team Pursuit, the Junior Men’s Individual Pursuit, the Junior Men’s Scratch Race and the Junior Men’s Points Race at the Canadian Championships. Alex travelled to the Junior Pan American Games in Argentina as a member of the Canadian National team where he broke a 20-year old record on his way to a gold medal in the pursuit race. While racing in road races, Alex won the National Road Championship in the Junior Men’s Road Time Trial by a 22 second margin.
DIVING – HENRY McKAY: This young diver, age 11, competes for the Nepean Ottawa Diving Club and is already a member of the Canadian Junior National Diving Team. He is a 2-time Quebec Provincial Champion, a 3-time Ontario Provincial Champion, a 2-time Junior National Champion and Junior Pan American Games medalist, specializing in the 1M, 3M and tower dives.
FENCING – KELLEIGH RYAN: Kelleigh is a member of the Ottawa Fencing Club. She finished 22nd at the 2011 Senior World Championships and helped the Canadian Team finish in 8th place. Both results were the best ever in Canadian Fencing in Women’s Foil. She is a repeat winner of this award.
FIELD HOCKEY – JOCELYN MITCHELL: Jocelyn, a member of the Nepean Nighthawks Field Hockey Team, also plays for University of Maine Black Bears where she is in her senior year of her scholarship. She scored 9 goals and had 5 assists in 2011 bringing her career totals to 46 goals, 15 assists in 74 games played. She was selected to the All-Northeast Region Second All-Star Team, the American East Second Team, the American East All-Academic Team and was a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award Winner. Jocelyn is a graduate of Earl of March Secondary School.
FIGURE SKATING – LISA NASU YU: Skating out of the Minto Skating Club, Lisa had a phenomenal 2011 skating year. After a 1st place finish at the 2011 BMO Eastern Ontario Sectionals Pre Novice Ladies Skating Championships, she progressed to the 2011 BMO Eastern/Western Challenge event where she finished in 2nd place, securing her spot on Team Ontario for the 2011 Canada Winter Games held in Halifax. Her goals for Halifax were largely experienced-based so it was an extraordinary surprise when her first Canada Games were capped off with a gold medal performance.
FOOTBALL – TYLER CRAPIGNA: Tyler is a graduate of St. Paul’s Catholic High School in Ottawa. He played for both the Myers Riders and Ottawa Sooner football programs and now plays at McMaster University where he stars as their kicker. A 1st Team Canadian All-star in 2011, he fought off the flu to kick his team to a CIS Vanier Cup Championships win (41-38) in double overtime – he was 4 for 6 for the day including a 20 yard field goal to win the game.
FOOTBALL (AUSSIE RULES) – DARREN ROFFEY: Darren was the winner of the Ottawa Swans Best and Fairest Award for the second consecutive year, as determined by a points system that recognizes the top 3 players after each game during the 14 game season. He scored 35 points for the Swans in 2011 and played in his 50th league game.
FOOTBALL (GAELIC) – LUC KILABUK: Luc plays for the Ottawa Gaels Youth Gaelic Football team and in the summer of 2011 he also played with Team Canada at the Continental Youth Championships held in Boston. Playing against the best U16 players from New York, Chicago and San Francisco, this young half back excelled, helping Canada reach the semifinals. Luc gives back to his sport by helping coach younger players and working at the club’s summer camp.
FOOTBALL (TOUCH) – PAIGE BELAIR: Women’s touch football has exploded in Ottawa as over 50 high schools now have teams. Paige was the all-star quarterback for the Bantam Bell Warriors Girl’s team that plays in the NCAFA league. She led her team to a perfect season record of 10-0 by using her strong passing arm and her quick speed to run the ball, as the team finished with 192 total points for the season. A two-way player, Paige also played defense when needed, helping her team give up only 20 points during the season.
GOLF – SUSAN PEARL: Susan plays out of the Rideau View Country Club where she is the reigning 2011 Female Club Champion. Susan also won three Golf Quebec Championships; the Mid Amateur (2nd time in 3 years), the Players Cup and the Quebec Provincial Senior Championships. In addition, Susan was the top Merit Point winner in the Jocelyn Bourassa Golf Series, the champion in the Ottawa Valley Golf Association Senior Women’s Championships and teamed with a club-mate to win the OVGA Four Ball-Best Ball Championship. She also set a new course record with a 66 at the Anderson Links Course. To round out a great year, Susan finished 4th in the OVGA City & District, 8th in the Ottawa Citizen Amateur Golf championships and tied for 2nd at the Tournament of Champions.
GYMNASTICS (ARTISTIC) – TAYLOR PYEFINCH: Taylor, a 14 year old student at Mother Theresa High School competes for the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre. While representing Ontario at the IGI Chicago Invitational, she placed 2nd overall, winning a gold on Bars and a bronze on Beam and helping her team to a AA Team Gold medal. After placing 2nd at the Ontario Provincial Championships, she qualified to be a member of the Ontario team at the Eastern Canadian Championships held in Halifax. Taylor was outstanding at this competition winning a gold on the Beam, silver on the Vault and a bronze on the Bars. This effort won her team the Gold medal in AA competition and earned Taylor the crown as Eastern Canadian Champion.
GYMNASTICS (RHYTHMIC) – TENZIN WANGDA: Tenzin has been competing in rhythmic gymnastics for 8 years. Her strong commitment and dedication to her sport is reflected in her personal goal to become a Provincial champion. After 7 years of hard training, she lived her dream winning 2 Provincial Group Championship titles in 2011.
HOCKEY (BALL) – CLAUDIA BERGERON: Claudia plays in the highly competitive Ottawa Vanier Women’s Ball Hockey League where she won the scoring championships for the second year in a row, notching 22 goals and 15 assists. As the captain of the Nordiks, she helped her team win the League Championships and the Vanier Tournament. Joining the Vanier United team, she helped them win the 2011 Canadian Women’s Ball Hockey Championships, earning them an opportunity to defend their title at the 2012 nationals in Edmonton. In the ball hockey off-season, Claudia is a force to be reckoned with as the Assistant Captain of the Carleton University Women’s ice hockey team.
HOCKEY (ICE) – TYLER TOFFOLI: As one of the key leaders for the Ottawa 67’s, in the 2010-11 season, Tyler tied for the scoring title with 108 points including a league 57 goals in 68 games. This second round draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings saw action in the playoffs in the American Hockey League in 2010-11 and scored more goals at that level. He has continued his torrid streak this season – at the Christmas break, Tyler was again leading the OHL in goal scoring with an amazing 30 in 31 games.
HOCKEY (SLEDGE) – MARC DORION: Marc is one of Canada’s best sledge hockey players. Paralyzed by spinal bifida at an early age, Marc found success in the sport, taking him around the world several times. He was an Olympic Champion by the age of 16, winning a gold medal at the Torino Paralympic Games in 2006. He has also been a World Champion several times. He now is an Assistant Captain on the National Sledge Hockey team but still plays in Ottawa on many local teams. Marc was a member of the 2010 team that finished fourth at the Vancouver Olympics and has a burning desire to win gold once again in 2014 at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
JUDO – TONY WALBY: Tony, a 4th Degree Black Belt and computer engineer, has been a member of the Takahashi Martial Arts School for 31 years. While having good sight, Tony won many Junior and Senior National titles and numerous International medals. In 2010, Tony joined the National Visually Impaired Judo Team and has won a gold medal at the Pan American championships, a silver medal at the 2011 German Open, a 9th place finish at the World Championships, gold at the U.S. Open and a bronze at the recent Parapan American Games in Mexico. He gives back to his club by teaching and coaching others. Tony is a repeat winner of this award for judo.
LACROSSE – DAN LAPENSÉE: Dan is a 5th year player and captain with the Gloucester Griffins Junior B Lacrosse Club. In 2011, he played 19 games recording 37 goals, 54 assists for a total of 91 points, good enough for 9th place overall in league scoring. Dan also played for the McMaster University Field Lacrosse Team, the OUA Field Lacrosse Champions.
MODERN PENTATHLON – MELANIE McCANN: Melanie, age 22, graduated in 2010 from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. She is a member of Canada’s National Pentathlon Team and now lives and trains in Ottawa. She has been competing for 8 years in pentathlon, a sport that combines fencing, swimming, equestrian, running and laser pistol shooting in an all-in-one-day competition. In 2011, she won the Ontario Provincials, Canadian Nationals and capped off her year with a 4th place finish at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara in October which was enough to ensure her spot on the Canadian team heading to the Olympics in London next summer. Ranked #36 in the World, Melanie performed at a very high level in World Cup events in Italy, Hungary, China and the USA in 2011.
ORIENTEERING – ERIC KEMP: Eric, 22 years old, is a 10-year member of the Ottawa Orienteering Club and in 2011, he won a gold in the middle distance (4.6km) and a bronze in the sprint (3km) at the Ontario Championships. At the Canadian Championships held in Whitehorse, Eric placed 6th out of the 32 starters in the middle distance race. He was also the top North American competitor at the U.S. Orienteering Championships held in Boston finishing 2nd in middle distance and 3rd in sprint. Eric is currently studying computer science at Carleton University.
PARALYMPICS – JASON DUNKERLEY: Jason, a blind runner, is a member of the Ottawa Lions Athletics Club. He had an awesome year in 2011, winning the T11 800m and placing 4th in the 1500m at the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) World Championships. At the Parapan American Games in Guadalajara in November, Jason finished 2nd in the 1500m and 3rd in the 5000m. Based upon his outstanding performances, he was selected by Athletics Canada as the Outstanding Para-Athlete of the Year in Ambulatory events in Canada. He is a former winner of the Ottawa Sport Awards Male Athlete of the Year award.
RINGETTE – KELSEY YOULDON: Kelsey, who attends Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, won a silver medal at the Ontario Provincial Ringette Championships, finishing third in individual scoring. She was invited to play in the Canadian Ringette Championships where she again won a silver medal and finished 4th in individual scoring. For her efforts, she was voted to the All-Star Team recognizing her as one of the best ringette players in Canada. In February 2011, she captained the Ontario Ringette team at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax, winning gold.
ROWING – KATE GOODFELLOW: Kate, a student at the University of Ottawa is a 4-year member of the Ottawa Rowing Club. In 2011, she won a gold medal in Women’s 8’s at the U23 World Championships, a first for Canada at that event. Rowing individually, she won the single sculls race at the Ontario Provincial Trials, then teamed up to win the U23 Pairs race at the National Rowing Championships. While rowing for her university team, Kate won 2 silver medals at the OUA Championships and won one more silver at the CIS Championships.
RUGBY – MARIE BOSCO: Marie has played for the Ottawa Irish Rugby Club for a decade and in 2011 she was selected to be a member of Canada’s National Cup Squad. Battling serious injuries to her knees and legs did not stop her as in 2011 she earned her first cap when she took to the pitch representing Canada in a game against South Africa. After playing more games against the USA and the England national team, her team finished second losing to England in the finals. For her efforts, Marie was a winner of the EORU (Eastern Ontario Rugby Union) Player of the Year award.
RUNNING (CROSS COUNTRY) – YVES SIKUBWABO: This Glebe High School student and member of the Ottawa Lions Track Club was unbeatable in high school races in 2011 as he won both the Senior Boys 1500m and 3000m at the OFSAA Championships held in Sudbury, ON in June. He followed this up by winning the Senior Boys Cross Country running title here in Ottawa in November. While running for the Lions, Yves finished second in the Junior Men’s Canadian Cross Country Championships, helping lead his team to a 3rd place finish. Yves has a tough choice to make in deciding where he will go to university as he has received over 20 scholarship offers to various universities. He is a repeat winner of this award.
RUNNING (ROAD RACING) – LEAH LAROCQUE: Leah is a repeat winner in her sport from last year as she just continues to improve. In 2011, she had four 1st place finishes winning the Grand Prix Cyclist de Gatineau 5k race, the Ottawa Race Weekend 5k, the Fresenius Alive to Strive Race 10k and the Rattle Me Bones 5k. In addition, she added a 3rd and 4th place finish in two other races during her very successful season.
SAILING – ROB FROST: Rob sails out of the Britannia Yacht Club and is the skipper of an Olympic Class 49er. His crew won the CORK sailing races and placed 3rd at the Heineken High Performance Regatta held in New York. At the recent World Cup of Sailing held in Perth, Australia, he finished 58th. Rob and his teammate, Tom Arbuckle, are going to Croatia soon hoping to qualify for the upcoming Summer Olympics in London.
SAILING (ABLE SAIL) – AARON WONG-SING: In 2011, Aaron won a bronze medal at the North American Challenge Cup held in Chicago. He also had an 8th place finish at the North American 2.4mR Class Championships and a 6th place at the Thomas Clagett Memorial Regatta held in Newport, Rhode Island.
SHOOTING – BRADLEY McRAE: In 2011, Brad demonstrated exceptional marksmanship in the sport of “American Skeet Shooting”. He won umerous individual titles, including the Provincial High Overall Championships in both Ontario and Quebec and tied for top spot in the Canadian Championships. Brad finished the season with the highest average in the 20-gauge event, beating 1000’s of other shooters throughout the world, breaking 798 out of 800 birds for an amazing 0.9975 average.
SKIING (ALPINE) – VICTORIA STEVENS: Victoria, a graduate of Louis Riel High School, skies out of Mont Tremblant. In 2011, she raced on the Nor Am Circuit and had 5 podium finishes which earned her a 4th overall position on thie circuit and the title of Top Canadian Skier. Vic, as she is known, won the illustrious Kandahar Cup Race held at Mont Tremblant and finished as the 2010/2011 GMC Overall Cup Winner, a high honour in ski racing. She had two podium finishes at the Canadian National Championships, one in Giant Slalom and one in Downhill. Currently ranked 9th in Canada in both Giant Slalom and Downhill, she was able to compete on the World Cup Circuit in four speed events this past year.
SKIING (CROSS COUNTRY) – MARGARITA GORBOUNOVA: Skiing since childhood, Margarita is a member of the Kanata Racers Cross Country Ski Team. She is legally blind so competes in Para-Nordic events. In 2011, she won gold medals at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax in the 2.5k, the 5k and the sprint races. Margarita has also competed on the International circuit, racing in World Cup events in Canada, Europe and the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver. She works as a translator with Public Works and Government Services Canada.
SKIING (WATER) – JENNIFER CLOUTIER: Jennifer was selected Water and Wakeboard Canada’s Adaptive Athlete of the Year. She won gold medals in the women’s MP3 slalom and trick events at the 2011 Canadian Water Ski Championships, breaking the Canadian points record in the tricks event. This 20 year old Harvard University biology student also won a bronze medal in the women’s seated tricks event at the World Championships and just missed another medal by placing 4th in the slalom event.
SNOWBOARDING – QUINCY KORTE-KING: Quincy was the 2011 Canada Winter Games gold medalist in the women’s half-pipe competition. In 2011, she made her World Cup debut at the age of 15, and finished a respectable 13th in the women’s slope-style event held in Stoneham, QC. This Ottawa native attends school in Stratton Mountain, Vermont to stay close to her sport. In 2011, she competed at the Junior World Championships that were held in Italy, gaining valuable international experience.
SOCCER – CHRISTINA JULIEN: In 2011, Christina became a starter on Canada’s National Women’s Soccer team playing in every game. She scored 2 goals for Canada enroute to the gold medal at the recent Pan American Games in Mexico. This 23 year old striker was also a part of Canada’s Women’s World Cup team and was selected to play in the Olympic Qualification tournament. When not playing with the National team, Julien plays for the Ottawa Fury W-League team that went undefeated during the regular season and reached the championship final.
SOFTBALL – GRACE LONERGAN: Grace played this season with the Mississauga North Tigers, a team that plays at the National and International level. Grace, an Ontario All-star catcher, finished 4th with her Mississauga team at the All-Ontario Championships and then joined the Brampton Blazers to play in the Softball Canada Canadian Championships where she won a silver medal. Her season continued with the Ottawa U. Gee-Gees team where, as a rookie, she batted .482, hit 3 home runs (2nd in league) and made only one error in 28 games. Her team finished 2nd in league play and she was in the top 3 in batting. She is a repeat winner of this award.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS – MEGAN MICHIE: Meagan had a great season in 2011 which saw her win 4 gold medals in swimming at the World Special Olympic Summer Games held in Athens, Greece. Her victories came in the 100m Butterfly, 200m Breaststroke, the 200m IM and the Medley Relay. A member of the Ottawa Kingfish Swim Club, she also competed at the World Global Games held in Geno, Italy and the Para Pan American Games held in Mexico in November. For all of her efforts in 2011, she was selected the Special Olympics Female Athlete of the Year by Special Olympics Ontario.
SPEEDSKATING (LONG TRACK) – IVANIE BLONDIN: Ivanie, a 14-year member of the Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club, recently made the switch from short track to long track speed skating. She is now training at the Calgary Oval as a member of Canada’s National Long Track Team. She is currently ranked 6th in the 1500m and 3rd in the 3000m and 5000m in Canada. She had many excellent results in 2011 as she continued her transition to long track including a 7th place finish in the first mass start ever at a World Cup race. Ivanie has been the Ottawa Sport Award winner in short track speed skating numerous times but this is her first win
in long track skating.
SPEEDSKATING (SHORT TRACK) – VINCENT De HAITRE: Vincent, a 16 year old member of the Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club won a silver medal in the relay event at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax. He picked up a 2nd place finish at the very competitive Ontario Team Trials losing to a skater 3 years his senior. A two-sport athlete, Vincent is also a Junior National Track Cycling medalist during the summer months. He holds the title as the Ontario Cup Circuit’s fastest skater in 2011.
SQUASH – KYLE OGILVY: This honour roll graduate of John McCrae High School is now playing squash at Saint Lawrence University, playing in the #1 position. In 2011, he had a busy schedule playing in the Ottawa City League, leading his Division 1 Team from the Goodlife Squash Club. He is currently ranked 4th in Ontario and 20th in Canada in U19 rankings. The highlight if his season was winning all 7 of his matches at the Ontario Team Championships which helped his Ottawabased team win an upset victory and the Squash Ontario Junior Team title.
SWIMMING (SPEED) – MATT HAWES: Once again, Matt has dominated the sport of swimming keeping his string of Ottawa Sport Award wins going since 2008. In 2011, swimming for Ottawa U., he was the OUA Swimmer of the Year with wins in 4 events at the OUA Championships. He followed this up with a 1st and a 2nd at the CIS Championships in the 200m and 100m backstroke races. Matt continued his great season with 1st place finishes at the Ontario Cup in the 100m and 200m backstroke, a 1st in the 100m and 2nd in the 200m at the Canada Cup and another gold and silver at the World Aquatic Championships. He is one of Canada’s best swimmers and is currently training in Australia for the upcoming Olympic Trials to be held in March. At these trials, he will be representing his home club, the ROC Swimming Club.
SWIMMING (SYNCHRONIZED) – MARIE ALBERT: Marie, a member of the Gloucester Synchro Club, was a duet finalist at the Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championships. She also qualified for the Ontario Provincial team that competed at the U.S. Open held in Hawaii where her team placed 4th at this prestigious international competition. Marie also competed in the solo competition at this event, gaining valuable international experience.
TABLE TENNIS – MO ZHANG: Mo was born in China but now lives and trains in Ottawa. She competed for Canada at the 2008 Summer Olympics where she made the third round in singles play. In 2011, she won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in Mexico. This win was very important as it qualified Mo to play in the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics in London. This very determined athlete has won this award for her sport in previous years.
TAEKWONDO – KAYLA MADUK: Kayla, a John McCrae Secondary School student, is an all-round athlete that just happens to also be a Junior World Champion in Taekwondo. In 2011, while competing at the ITF World Championships held in New Zealand, she won a gold medal in the U18 Division 2nd Degree Patterns competition and then added two silver medals – one in Sparring and another in Team Power Breaking. She also excels at soccer, basketball and track and field winning the NCSSAA top athlete in the Midget Girl’s Class with victories in the shot put, discus and javelin. Kayla is also giving back to her sport by leading classes and coaching younger athletes.
TENNIS – EDWARD NGUYEN: Edward is a 17 year old junior tennis player from Ottawa who now trains at the new Canadian National Training Centre in Montreal. In 2011, he was ranked 126th in world junior rankings and played in 14 tournaments, winning 9 matches. He has been a previous winner of this award for tennis.
TRIATHLON – JOANNA BROWN: 2011 was a trying year for Joanna as this 19 year old triathlete battled injuries for most of her season, but still managed to place 6th at the Junior World Championships which included two crashes during the bike portion of the race. Brown, the OUA’s Rookie of the Year also helped her Guelph University Gryphons win the Canadian University Cross Country team title by placing 14th at the Nationals. Joanna has been selected as a member of the Senior National Triathlon team for 2012, an Olympic year.
VOLLEYBALL – ADAM SIMAC: This Orleans native and graduate of Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School is the starting middle blocker on Canada’s National Team. He played an important role in the upset wins over Slovakia and Puerto Rico in 2011 thereby helping Canada to qualify to play in the prestigious World Cup League in 2012. In order to keep his skills sharp, Adam is playing in the top league of the German circuit during the winter season.
WATER POLO – JOHN CONWAY: This Orleans native now lives in Calgary where he trains with Canada’s National Water Polo team. In 2011, John played for Canada in the Pan Am Games that were held in Mexico, winning a silver medal against the powerful U.S. team. He was also a member of the team that finished 10th at the FINA World Championships held in Italy. John capped his year by winning gold at the 2011 Amateur Swimming Union of the Americas defeating Cuba, Argentina and Brazil.
WRESTLING – ALEJANDRA PAGUAGA: The owner of every Canadian title available to her, 2011 brought Adejandra to a new level of wrestling as she won a high school championship title, a club Provincial championship and a National title. In addition, she also won the Canadian Team Trials for the Cadet World Championships, held in Hungary. Fighting at this very high level of competition, she had very respectable result finishing in 5th place.
The teams listed below were considered as candidates for the Female and Male Team of the Year Awards.
ALGONQUIN COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
This team won the regular season with a 16-0 record, the OCAA East Regional Championship, the OCAA Provincial Championship and a silver medal at the CCAA National Championship. Team members include: Tina Ethier, Dayna Dover, Laura Gini, Erika Schreiner, Trish Grey, Brigitte Gratton, Lacey Thompson, Sam Lariviere, Stacey Poapst, Jennifer Wolfe-Bard, Jori Ritchie, Jenny Allen and Sandre Bascoe. The coaching staff has John MacInnis serving as the head coach and Jeremy Sims and Cassandra Carpenter assisting.
CARLETON UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL
This team had a 34-1 record against CIS opponents in 2011, was ranked #1 in Canada for all 14 weeks, and went 3-0 at the CIS Championships to win their 7th National Title in nine years. Team members include: Michael Kenny, Elliot Thompson, Greg Faulkner, Willy Manigat, Kyle Smendziuk, Thomas Scrubb, Cole Hobin, Philip Scrubb, Kevin Churchill, Tyson Hinz, Aaron Chapman, Dan Penner, Gavin Resch, Nathaniel Timm, Mehdi Tihami and Gael Kanza. The head coach is Dave Smart, assisted by Rob Smart Jr., Dean Petridis, Shawn MacCleery and Danny Naoufal. The team therapist is Bruce Marshall and the managers are Aaron Blakely and Ben Ryan.
CARLETON UNIVERSITY MEN’S NORDIC SKI TEAM
This team defended both its titles in 2011, winning both the OUA Championship and the Canadian Colleges and Universities Nordic Championships. Team members include: Logan Potter, Colin Abbott, Peter Beisel, Devan Fair, Leeland Hawkings, Andre Marchand, Nasen Murray, Kyle Power and Matthias Purdon. The head coach is Chris Mamen and he is assisted by Rob MacDonald.
CARLETON UNIVERSITY MEN’S WATER POLO
This team won the 2011 OUA Championships. Team members include: Kevin Acevedo, Alex Amm, Joshua Beasley, Charles Bouwer, Benjamin Bower, Harrison Boyd, Louis-Philipe Brosseau, Sam Cardarelli, Andrew Di Perna, Yannick D’Mello, Wessel Engelbrecht, Carlyle Fiset, Ognjen Gutovic, Boris Misljencevic, Ilan Mucher, Logan Seaman and Cole Wagner. The head coach is Zoltan Csepregi and the assistant is Bill Meyer.
C.D.T.B.A. OTTAWA TWO 10-PIN BOWLING TEAM This team won the 2011 Ontario Tenpin Bowling Championship Tournament in the Men’s Handicap Team Division. The team members are: Luc Gendron, Kris Hilgendorff, Ray Pelletier and Adolf Hilgendorff.
GLOUCESTER – CUMBERLAND DEVILS U19 BELLE RINGETTE TEAM
This team won the 2011 Ontario Provincial “A” Ringette Championship. Team members were: Sheridan Cote, Kiersten Lalonde, Kimberley Pickup, Julia Blier, Emily McNeil, Kristen Zintel, Valerie Simoncic, Nicole Leclaire, Olivia Landreville, Eve Berthelot, Hunter Kelly, Nicole Lepine, Val Thibaudeau and Natalie Purcell. The head coach was Deborah Quail-Blier.
JOYCE POTTER CURLING TEAM
This team won two Ontario Championships in 2011 – the Masters Women’s title and the Senior Women’s title. At the 2011 Seniors Championships, they finished second losing to New Brunswick in the final by a score of 8-6.
Team members are: Joyce Potter, Diana Favel, Jennifer Langley and Brenda Moffitt.
LAYNE NOBLE CURLING TEAM
They won the Ontario Masters Men’s Championships. Team members include: Layne Noble, Rick Bachand, Randy Garland and Cal Hegge.
MAT CAMM CURLING TEAM This team won the Ontario Junior Men’s Curling Championships and then won a silver medal at the Nationals. Team members are: Mat Camm, Scott Howard, David Mathers and Andrew Hamilton.
MARK HOMAN CURLING TEAM This team won the Ontario Mixed Provincials and finished fourth at the Nationals. The team includes: Mark Homan, Rachel Homan, Brian Fleischhaker and Alison Kreviazuk.
ONEID & FENTON BEACH VOLLEYBALL TEAM
This 2-man team of Alex Oneid and Rex Fenton won the U21 National Beach Volleyball Championships.
ORLEANS RED SOX BASEBALL TEAM
This team of 13-14 year olds enjoyed a 32-5 record in 2011, winning the Ontario Junior Little League Championships and finishing in third place at the Canadian Little League Championships. Team members were: Ryan Burnside, Andrew Oliveira, Nathan Egert, Zach Harkin, Alexander Moyes, Jacob Charron, Alex Ferris, Eric Ouellet, Demi Orimoloye, Graham McArthur, John Lobban and Ryan Burtch. The manager was Paul Charron with Dwayne Cowick and Alex Moyes serving as coaches.
OTTAWA DEVILS WOMEN’S TOUCH FOOTBALL TEAM
This team won 4 major tournaments including the Trillium Cup (Provincial Championships) before losing in the Canadian Championship finals in Calgary. In the past 5 years, they have won 3 Canadian Championships and have been finalists twice. They play in the Ottawa Nepean Men’s Touch Football League to improve their skills. Team members were: Ashley Burrill, Ashley Powers, Kelly Hartley, Michelle Leafloor, Stephanie Goliss, Kim Kerr, Barb Kerr, Emma Maloney, Jori Richie, Sydney Richie, Jenny Allen, Kim Young and Jennifer Minnille.
OTTAWA FURY U13 BOYS SOCCER TEAM
This team won the USL New England Division Championship. Team members were: Aidan Aylward, Gabriel Bitar, Marcello Britto, Zaccary Carriere, Mitchell Chatterjee, Michael Eiblmeier, Zachary El Shafei, Eric Fullerton, Quinn Honeyman-Wootton, Jonathan Hutchinson, Nyle McLeod, Ben Mertick, Sofianne Mohammedi, Luca Piccioli, Jackson Pickard, Yannik Sigouin, Ismail Sow and Jack Wadden. The head coach was Jimmy Zito (2010
OSA Male Coach of the Year). Ros Aylward served as the manager.
OTTAWA FURY U15 BOYS SOCCER TEAM
This team won the USL New England Division Championship. Team members were: Alexander Asmis, Thomas Bissett, Everett Cockell, Gregory Dorestant, Justin Dragan, David Eiblmeier, Ashtin Gazdar, Arman Ghaltaei, Joseph Henderson, Julien Horwood, Kishoyian Kipusi, Derrick Lavertu-Bazard, Brendan Norris, Matthew Orr, Seamus Pleau-Smith, Kristopher Radzichowsky, Taylor Sanzari, Jacob Schroeter, DeShawne Smardon,
and Novello Yoseke. The head coach was Stephen Hill, assisted by Fred McCallum. David Schroeter served as the manager.
OTTAWA FURY U16 BOYS SOCCER TEAM
This team won the USL New England Division Championship. Team members included: Rouben Akopian, Michael Bastianelli, Nicolas Bialik, Alexander Blades, Felix Diagle, Galen Duckworth, Mucachit Elevi, Andrew Giannou, Sam Hermas-Parada, Kody Kazda, Adam Levy, Mitchell O’Brien, Julian Piccioli, Marco Pozzi, Zachary Roberts–Winter, Jordan Rollocks and Matthew Satterwaite. The head coach was Jimmy Zito assisted by his managers, Olimpia Cortina–Piccioli and Chris Giannou.
OTTAWA FURY W-LEAGUE SOCCER TEAM
This team won the W-League Great Lakes Division Championship. Team members were: Yolam Anderson-Golhor, Catherine Barnekow, Rachelle Beanlands, Audrey Bernier–Larose, Breanna Burton, Melissa Busque, Colleen Deegan, Melissa Erturk, Shay Eskridge, Amanda Fancher, Riley Filion, Lydia Hastings, Julianne Hubbard, Christina Julien, Alyssa Lagonia, Mallory Outerbridge, Tabitha Padgett, Jasmine Phillips, Casey Ramirez, Teresa Rynier, Ashley Seal, Jessica Shufelt, Jennifer Skogerboe, Courtney Wetzel and Justine Wollner. The head coach was Dom Oliveri, assisted by Kwesi Loney. Joanne Mantha served as the manager.
OTTAWA ICE U16 RINGETTE TEAM
This team won the 2011 Ontario Provincial “A” Ringette Championship. Team members were: Emma Thom, Kate Dossetor, Leah Grimes, Katie McPeak, Samantha Murphy, Riane Della Ventura, Sarah Lemkow, Erin Blanchette, Dana Prosper, Mary Thompson, Brianna Herdman, Gabriella Gribbons and Lindsey Cox. The head coach was Harry McPeak.
OTTAWA LIONS CROSS COUNTRY CLUB
This club won 3 championships.
• National Master’s Men’s 40 Champions: Dave Kary, Brian O’Higgins, Simon Shearman and Mike Day.
• Ontario Youth Girls Champions: Emma Galbraith, Hannah Gaensler, Erin O’Higgins, Lindsay Kary and Jessica Harmsen.
• Ontario Junior Men’s Champions: Scott Donald, Kieran Day, Mickey Day, Alex Berhe, Jay Sneddon and Kiefer Uuksulnainen.
OTTAWA LIONS TRACK & FIELD CLUB
This powerful club won the following team titles in 2011:
• Overall Club Division Champions
• National Senior Club Champions (Open Age Division)
• National Junior Club Champions (U20)
• National Youth Club Champions (U18)
• Ontario Senior Division Champions (Open Ages)
• Ontario Junior Division Champions (U-20)
• Ontario Youth Division Champions (U-18)
• Ontario Bantam Division Champions (U-14)
They had 7 relay teams that won National Championships:
• Senior Men’s 4x100m Relay: Michael Robertson, Richard Adu-Bodie, Segun Makinde, Devin Biocchi
• Junior Women’s 4x100m Relay: Shelani Fernando, Ashlea Maddex, Victoria McIntyre, Evelyn Scott
• Junior Men’s 4x400m Relay: Codie Primeau, Mohamed Souleiman, Denray Jean-Jacques, Devin Biocchi
• U18 Girl’s 4x100m Relay (National Youth Club & Canadian Championship Record): Charifa Labarang, Tania Bambi, Victoria McIntyre, Shelani Fernando.
• U18 Boys 4x400m Relay (National Youth Club & Canadian Championship Record): Corey Burchill, Denray Jean- Jacques, Daniel Desgroseilliers, Sebastien Saville.
• U16 Youth Boys 4x100m Relay (Canadian Record): Emanuel Couture-Tremblay, Isaac St.Louis, Matt Bedard, Liam Moore
• U16 Youth Girls Medley Relay (Canadian Record): Alexandra Telford, Alexandra Chiarelli, Lindsay Spoerri, Alanna Shearman
The Lions had 20 relay teams win Provincial Championships:
• Senior Women’s 4x100m: Alannah McBride, Charlotte Gardiner, Elyssa Loewen, Julia Tousaw
• Senior Men’s 4x100m: Michael Robertson, Oluseyi Smith, Oluwasegun Makinde, Richard Adu-Bobie
• Senior Women’s 4x200m: Charifa Labarang, Shelani Fernando, Bridget Hayes, Julia Tousaw
• Senior Women’s 4x400m: Julia Tousaw, Reba Timbrell, Fiona Callender, Clara Moore
• Senior Men’s 4x400m: Cameron Smithers, Gordon Frenke, Denray Jean-Jacques, Michael Robertson
• Senior Women’s 4x800m: Fiona Callender, Lindsay Kary, Erin O’Higgins, Emma Galbraith
• Senior Men’s 4x800m: Cody Boast, Shane Kelly, Stuart McGregor, Adam Palamar
• Senior Women’s Sprint Medley: Fiona Callender, Johanna Dobransky, Leashia Minott, Samantha Murphy
• Senior Men’s Sprint Medley: Corey Burchill, Shane Kelly, Andrew Dionne, Kyle Mackie
• Senior Women’s Distance Medley: Ruth Burrows, Erin O’Higgins, Clara Moore, Julia Nikonorova
• Senior Men’s Distance Medley: Cody Boast, Shane Kelly, Stuart McGregor, Adam Palamar
• Junior Men’s 4x400m: Codie Primeau, Nic Smallwood, Shayne Morin, Kieran Day
• Junior Men’s 4x800m: Seb Saville, Kieran Day, Mohamed Souleiman, Alex Hutton
• Junior Women’s Sprint Medley: Evelyn Scott, Emery Terrell, Tracey Edwards, Emma Galbraith
• Youth Girl’s 4x800m: Shannon Walton, Erin O’Higgins, Lindsay Kary, Emma Galbraith
• Midget Girl’s 4x100m: Alexandra Chiarelli, Lindsay Spoerri, Lia Hendricks, Nathalie Lucien
• Midget Boy’s 4x100m: Emmanuel Couture-Tremblay, Issac St-Louis, Matthew Bedard, Liam Moore
• Bantam Girl’s 4x100m: Lindsay MacMillan, Katarina Canaj, Briana Sewell, Colle Thompson
• Bantam Girl’s 4x200m: Leah Burchill, Katarina Canaj, Briana Sewell, Colle Thompson
• Bantam Girl’s 4x800m: Caitlin Horley, Julia Cawthorn, Talia Brennan, Olivia Gaudet
OTTAWA NATIONALS BASKETBALL TEAM
This team won the Ontario Championships in the Junior Elite League. They also won the Massachusetts Spring Hoops Classic on their way to an impressive 37-1 season. Team members were: Alex Martel (Captain), Claire Abbott, Abiola Adeleke, Rashida Timbilla (Captain), Rosie DiNardo, Vanessa Wallace, Brooke Perry, Kellie Ring (Captain), Kim Pierre-Louis, Catherine Traer, Abeer Farhat, Renee Leduc and Laura Kayser. The head coach was Dave Malowski, assisted by Dean Tanasijevic and Rick Traer. Larry Ring served as the manager.
OTTAWA NATIONALS BROOMBALL TEAM
This team won the 2011 Canadian Broomball Championships. Team members were: Allan Reid, Chad Brownlee, Gary Charlebois, Justin Marion, Keith Presley, Paul Norman, Dwayne Achtereekte, Lance Ouderkirk, Ryan Shirley, Miguel Belisle, Marc Melenhorst, Todd Munro, Steve Norman, Jamie Dewar, Rob Munro, Jeff Verbeek, Nic Burelle, Tyler Hughes, Wade McCambley, Jamie Norman, Mike Bloomfield, Joey Hillis, Mario Quenneville, Chris Carroll and Jean-Noel Gilbert.
OTTAWA ROWING CLUB
World Rowing Championships:
• Senior Women Eight Silver Medalists: Cristy Nurse
• Adaptive Leg Truck Arms Coxed 4 (LTA 4) Bronze Medalists: David Blair
World Rowing U23 Championships:
• Women’s Eight Gold Medalists: Kate Goodfellow & Sarah Black Royal Canadian Henley Regatta (National Club Champions):
• Masters Mens A Single: Tim Ensom
• Masters Mens C Single: Mark Chapman
• Masters Mens E Single: Kevin Mark
• Masters Mixed D Double: Barb Myslinski, Kevin Mark
• Senior Lightweight Mens Quadruple Sculls: Matthew Fournier, Andrew Todd, Elijah Macaluso, Dylan Harris
• Senior Lightweight Mens Pair: Andrew Todd, Elijah Macaluso
• Senior Lightweight Women Pair: Lauren Wells, Jenna Pelham National Rowing Championships (National Elite Championships):
• U23 Women’s Pairs: Kate Goodfellow (Ontario Team) Ontario Rowing Championships:
• Masters Mixed D Double: Maureen MacEvoy, Tom Norris
• Senior Lightweight Mens Quadruple Sculls: Matthew Fourier, Andrew Todd, Elijah Macaluso, Dylan Harris
• U23 Lightweight Womens Single Sculls: Lilianne Page
• U23 Womens Quadruple Sculls: Andrea Ernesaks, Marika Kay, Emma Lehmberg, Elise Hoffmann
• U19 Womens Quadruple Sculls: Nia King, Lia Richardson, Shannon King, Marlow De Paul
• U19 Mens Pair: Joe Kunkel, Paul Steneker
• U19 Mens Single Sculls: Matt Christie
OTTAWA TITANS U18 MEN’S WATER POLO TEAM
This team won the 2011 National Club Championships. Team members were: Ben Bouwer, Oswaldo Rivera, Simon Mills, Rodrigo Rojas, Dusan Boskovic, Christian Sennema, Alec Taschereau, David Lapins, Aiden Robern and Ognjen Gutovic. The head coach was Jerry Tesanovic assisted by Scott Caswell. Christine Taschereau served as the chaperon.
OTTAWA TITANS U18 WOMEN’S WATER POLO TEAM
This team dominated the Ontario Championships winning the title for the 4th consecutive year. They were also finalists at the Canadian Championships. Team members were: Jessica Gaudreault, Sophie Laflamme, Ceilidh Parsons, Rebekka Steenkamer, Natalie Lucianno, Tara Hristov, Demi Tremblay, Danielle Hirsh, Johanna Pinto-Lee, Maria Rivera, Veronica Rojas and Chantal Ouellette. The head coach was Celso Rojas, assisted by Adrian Steenkamer and Erin Bickerton.
OTTAWA VALLEY CRICKET COUNCIL TEAM
This team was undefeated in tournament play on their way to winning the Ontario Cricket Association (OCA) Elite Championships. Team members were: Rajiv Bhatia (Captain), Ahmed Shah, Amreek Singh, Anshul Singh, Ayub Ahmedzai, Chirag Pahwa, Delawar Ahmedzai, Haris Chaudhry, Karandeep Singh, Mustapha Popalzai, Nabiullah Navabi, Rochak Mehta, Salman Arshad, Zain Mahmood and Dennis Fernandez.
OTTAWA VALLEY SENIOR OPEN 5-PIN MIXED TEAM
This team won the 2011 Ontario Senior Open Mixed 5-Pin Team Championships. The team members are: David Anderson, Rose Graves, Bernie Menard, Rejean Menard and Michelle Balcombe. The coach was George Chrulenko.
RACHEL HOMAN CURLING TEAM
In their rookie season on the Women’s Curling Tour, this team won the Ontario Championships and lost a heartbreaker at the National Women’s Curling Championships on their way to a 4th place finish. Team members are: Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle.
RIDEAU CANOE CLUB – JUNIOR C-2 500M
The following athletes and teams won national championships in their events in 2011:
• Midget K-1 200m – Madeline Schmidt
• Midget K-1 6000m – Madeline Schmidt
• Junior C-2 500m – Cameron Marcus & Ben Tardioli
• Junior C-4 1000m – Cameron Marcus, Ben Tardioli, Ian Acelvari, Ian Mortimer
• Open K-4 200m – Gabrielle Paull, Emily Raymond, Victoria Tuttle, Lucy Wainwright
• Open K-1 (I.D.) 200m – Tom DesBrisay
• Open Mixed K-2 (I.D.) 200m – Tara Pahwa & Tom DesBrisay
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA WOMEN’S ULTIMATE TEAM
This team won the 2011 Eastern University Championship. Team members were: Aleks Ostojic, Aline Pfefferle, Brianna Jaffray, Eloise Clement, Erika Warren, Isabelle Gilbert, Jahleel Bonaobra, Jeanne Robitaille, Jenna Atchison, Kathryn Pohran, Kaylee Sparks, Kristina Cowan, Laura Evgin, Marie-Christine Jacques, Michaela Caza, Nadya Pohran, Pascale Robineau-Charette, Romy Proulx, Sarah Innes, Shayna Brissett-Foster, Stephanie Mandal, Tessa van Leeuwen, Vivianne Fortin, Alisha Zhao, Heather Smith, Kelsey Buchmayer, Carissa Boucher and Heather Armstrong. The head coach was Ken Alexander.
VANIER UNITED WOMEN’S BALL HOCKEY TEAM
This team finished 3rd at the Provincial Championships but certainly saved their best for the highest stakes enroute to a 1st place finish at the Canadian Ball Hockey Championships. Team members were: Mireille Belcourt, Claudia Bergeron, Di Brown, Latoya Clarke, Elysia Desmier, Nathalie Girouard, Nicole Latreille, Kristen MacDonald, Lesley McArthur, Candace Moxley, Jessica O’Grady, Meredith Ostrander, Amanda Reid, Marie Claude Roy, Cassandra Sparks and Maya Urbanowicz. The coach was Shelley Callaghan.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS – OFSSA GOLD MEDALISTS
To be an Ontario High School champion in an individual sport or team sport is a great achievement. We would like to honour in our program the following Ottawa high school athletes who accomplished this feat:
• Yves Sikubwabo – Senior Boys Cross Country Running
• Yves Sikubwabo – Senior Boys 1500m & 3000m
• Julia Stille – Senior Girl’s Triple Jump