2017 Winners


Kristina Groves Female Athlete of the Year Trophy

Rachel Homan has steadily been rising up the Canadian and international curling ranks and now stands at the pinnacle.

In 2017 she skipped her team to an undefeated record at the World Championships, including a masterful 8-3 victory in the final. She was the top skip at the World Championships with an 85 per cent ranking through the draw.

Homan began 2017 with a win at the Scotties, where a memorable double-take out in extra ends lifted her team to victory. She also became the youngest skip, male or female, to win three Canadian championships.

Homan is an Olympic medal hopeful as she makes her debut at the Games in Pyeongchang, having won the right to represent Canada with a hometown win at the Roar of the Rings.

Male Athlete of the Year

De Haître earns his second consecutive Male Athlete of the Year award after reaching new heights in 2017.

He established a new Canadian record in the 1000m and was named Speed Skating Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year in long track.

Individually, a silver medal performance in the 1000m at the ISU World Single Distance Championships was paired with a second-place finish at the World Cup final. In the 1500m, he moved up two spots to a fourth-place finish at the World Single Distance Championships, and is the two-time Canadian champion in both events.

De Haître also anchored Canada’s men’s sprint team to a new World Record and a gold medal at the 2017 World Championships.

He will represent Canada at the Olympic Games for the second time, after making his debut at the Sochi Games.

Female Team of the Year

Team Homan went 13-0 at the World Curling Championships before thrilling the hometown fans at Canadian Tire Centre with a memorable win at the Canadian Olympic Trials.

Their unbeaten record at the World Championships was a tournament first.

The team also captured the 2017 Scotties, making it the most successful year to date for this Ottawa curling dynasty which has been honoured with the Ottawa Sports Award seven times, beginning in 2007.

Male Team of the Year

Another of Ottawa’s dynasties, the Carleton men’s basketball team captured its seventh consecutive university national championship in 2017 and now holds 13 of the last 15 titles.

The team was 19-0 in the regular season, scoring an average of 92 points per game while allowing a national low of 58.6 points against. Carleton ended 2017 still ranked number one in the country, undefeated to begin the 2017-18 season.

This is the 12th Ottawa Sports Award for the Raven’s men’s basketball team.

Female Coach of the Year

Jen Boyd led the U20 national team to a series victory, joined the senior women’s national team as an assistant coach, and coached the uOttawa Gee-Gees women’s rugby team to its first national championship in 2017.

Before hoisting the national banner, the 2017 Gee-Gees won a fourth straight RSEQ conference championship.

From the high school level to the international game, Boyd is a fixture in the growth of rugby culture in Ottawa and is a five-time Ottawa Sports Award winner.

Male Coach of the Year

Taffe Charles earns his first Ottawa Sports Award after leading the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team to its most successful campaign in team history.

The Ravens captured the 2017 Ontario University Athletics championship banner with a 18-1 regular season record and went on to win a bronze medal at the national championships. The 2016-17 squad boasted the nation’s best defence.

In the fall, the Ravens began the 2017-18 season with a 10-0 record. Taffe has been coaching the Carleton women’s basketball team since 2007.


Bob Wilson

After a career in education, Bob Wilson stands out as a prominent contributor to his community through his extensive and varied volunteer work across the sport, municipal, provincial and national non-profit spectrums.
Holding multiple positions in sporting special events, Wilson’s involvement often was in the organizational  and event management capacities. As a volunteer appointee to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for 9 years, he worked to ensure grants for local sports.
60 years after appearing in his first Little League baseball game, Bob held many key roles in presenting the 2015 Canadian Little League Championships here in Ottawa. He currently works to present “T-Ball on the Hill” – the annual Parliament Hill kickoff to National Little League Week in Canada. He also is busily engaged in preserving the history of Little League in Canada through video work with Algonquin College.
For 14 years, Bob was a key member of the Ottawa Sports Awards Committee. Mr. Wilson, a Nepean resident, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and the Canada 150 Community Leadership Award in 2017.

Earle Morris

Arriving in Ottawa in 1983, Earle Morris has made an indelible mark on the curling culture across Canada while maintaining a strong connection to the Ottawa community.

Morris coached Rachel Homan’s Ottawa Curling Club foursome to two Canadian women’s titles and a pair of world championship medals and was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame last year.

In addition to his house-hold name national championship and international teams, Morris has ensured that the recreational level youth and adult curlers are welcomed and supported.

He was an influential figure in the development of Curling Canada’s adult learn-to-curl program and invented The Stabilizer, a device which has increased the accessibility of the sport he loves.

George Findley

Born and raised in Ottawa, George Findley has earned many accolades over his distinguished 45 years of umpiring fast pitch.

A Master Instructor and Evaluator and a past president and co-founder of the Eastern Ontario Umpires Association, Findley has umpired Canadian, North-American, and World Championships.

Reaching the heights of umpiring on the field and serving as an important mentor to many in the fast pitch community, Findley can also be found on the basketball courts as an official in the winter time.

Cathy Skinner

For over 35 years Cathy Skinner has welcomed skaters at the Goulbourn Skating Club in CanSkate and AdultSkate programs.

With this award she is being recognized for her volunteer work with Special Olympics Ontario. In 2017 Skinner celebrated two of her Special Olympic skaters winning gold at the Special Olympics World Winter Games, adding to three gold and three silver that were won in 2013 when Skinner travelled with Team Canada to World Winter Games in South Korea.

The impressive results stand alongside the true community of skaters that she has fostered, making a life-long impact in the lives of Ottawa families.

Dan Stoddard

Dan Stoddard is living out his teenage dream. In his senior year, Dan lost his spot on his high school basketball team in Hammond when his grades dropped. From there, life took over.

He started a family and began working full-time as an OC Transpo bus driver. Then, last year, while playing at an alumni tournament in Hammond, he saw Algonquin College Thunder coach Trevor Costello, and he started thinking about trying to live out his hoops dream 20 years later.

So the 6-foot-8 father of two teenagers dropped 60 lbs. to 320, registered for full-time online business administration courses at Algonquin, showed up at tryouts, and made the team.

The first-year forward is now averaging over 12 minutes and 4.8 points per game – tops off the bench for the Thunder. When Dan scored a basket in a pre-season match and the announcer called his name over the loudspeaker, he says he could have cried on the floor.


Athletics – Melissa Bishop: A past winner of our female athlete of the year award in 2015, Melissa continues to shine on the track. In 2017, she won the Canadian Championships in her 800 m event running right here in Ottawa on her home track. She set a new Canadian record clocking a time of 1:57:01 in 2017 to become Canada’s best ever in this race.  On the International stage, Melissa ran a very impressive race against a very tough field placing 5th at the World Championships.

Badminton – Sherry Wu: Sherry made the semi-finals of the Ontario Junior A Provincials, further than any Ottawa athlete. She also participated in the junior national championships. She was the 2017 district champion in U19 girls doubles, and #2 in girls singles. Sherry is nationally ranked, 15th in Canada in U19 girls doubles and 21st in U19 girls singles. She also won the 2017 Omnium de Gatineau in U19 girls singles.

Baseball – Angus Adams: 16-year-old Angus plays for the Ottawa Nepean Canadians, in the 18U division of the Premier Baseball League of Ontario (PBLO). He played center field, batted lead-off, and took a regular weekend start on the mound. He batted .296 with a .451 on-base percentage.  On the mound, he had 0.9K/inning with 1.26 ERA in 30 IP. Angus was selected to Team Ontario for the Canada Summer Games, in which he started 6 of 8 games. He started in 7 of 10 game for Team Canada at the Jr. Sunbelt Classic in Oklahoma, a top US-based JR tournament. Played RF and pitched in relief, 4K in 2.2 innings pitched with 1 Earned Run (ER), and hit Canada’s only homerun.

Basketball – Catherine Traer: Traer was a leader for the Carleton University women’s basketball team on both ends of the court, and helped them to their best season in program history, which was capped by the Ravens first ever OUA gold medal, and a bronze medal at the U Sports Final 8 Tournament. In July she helped Canada-Quebec earn a silver medal at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophone in Ivory Coast. She also became the first Raven in program history to be named to a FISU Universiade women’s basketball team, which she competed for in Taiwan in August.

Basketball- Noah Kirkwood: Above all else, Ashbury College’s head basketball coach, Ian MacKinnon, said Noah Kirkwood changed the culture and interest towards basketball at the school. In 2017 that revolution turned to gold in the form of an OFSAA AA men’s basketball championship, capping a 33-3 season, in which the team’s only losses came against prep schools. Though NCSSAA does not record stats, MacKinnon estimates that Kirkwood averaged a triple-double for the team. On top of his provincial basketball championship, Kirkwood added a world championship to his collection as part of Canada’s gold medal-winning U19 men’s basketball team at the 2017 FIBA World Cup.

Biathlon- Alexandre Dupuis: Dupuis is now training in Canmore, Alta., after getting his start with the Chelsea Nordiq and Biathlon Club. A former member of Team Ontario and the Junior National Team, Dupuis won the 2017 Senior National Championship in the 12.5 km pursuit and placed third in the 10 km sprint. In November he earned a 5th place finish in the 10km sprint at the North American Cup, and tenth in the 12.5 km pursuit.

Bobsleigh- Jeff McKeen: McKeen, a newcomer to Bobsleigh has shown great commitment, hard work as well as potential for this exciting winter sport. He began the sport two seasons ago with the Ontario team as a Bobsleigh pilot and has since improved in all aspects of the sport.  This season Jeff made the selection for the National Prospect Team under Bobsleigh Canada. He has shown tremendous improvement at the International Competition level and continues to improve and learn while pursuing his dream of his chosen sport Bobsleigh.

Bobsleigh (Skeleton)- Mirela Rahneva: Rahneva had a stellar season in 2017 with a bronze medal in Winterberg and then celebrated her first World Cup victory in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Not only did Rahneva’s final run secure her first-ever World Cup title, but she also set a new track record in St. Moritz; and, is well on her way to not only competing at the 2018 Olympics but is also vying for a medal. This year, half way through the World Cup season, Mirela is also part of a trio of women that has Canada ranked number one in the world.

Bowling (10-Pin)- Rosalie Hiscock: Rosalie posted an average score of 219 in the Roger Sarazin Memorial League. For her efforts she was awarded the Ontario women’s high average title. She rolled a 298 game and had a 778 three-game series last season. Previously an America Zone youth double bronze medalist, Rosalie won the city’s women’s high average, high scratch game and high scratch series awards from the Capital District Tenpin Bowling Association in 2017.

Bowling (5-Pin)- Bernie Menard: As a member of the Ottawa Valley Senior Open bowling team in 2017, Bernie helped the team to a third-place finish at the provincial finals. As an individual competitor he finished second in the senior men’s qualifying round. He won his first step-ladder match, bowling a 313 to advance to the finals. In the finals he had to win two victories over his opponent who only needed one. Bernie won the first match before he and his opponent tied the second, setting up an unusual third game that Bernie won by a score of 213 to 185.

Boxing- Marija Curran: Beaver Boxing’s Marija Curran had a breakout year in 2017. The 30-year-old won a national championship in the 81 kg weight class in April before capturing a silver medal at the Continental Championships in Honduras in June. She finished her year with a dominant gold medal win at the Balkan Cup in Bulgaria, where she beat an opponent who was then ranked 6th in the world in their division. Upon the release of the International Boxing Association’s next rankings, Curran will likely move into the top 10 in the world in her weight class.

Broomball- Thomas McKeown: Thomas was team Captain and lead both on and off the ice in their Championship run in Estevan, SK. Due to his outstanding performance, Thomas was chosen to the First All Star Team and as Tournament MVP to conclude his Juvenile career with 3 National Titles.

Canoe, Kayak- Sprint- Madeline Schmidt: Madeleine Schmidt won 5 gold medals at the 2017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championship held in Welland, Ontario. These 5 gold medals included Senior Women K-1 200m, Senior Women K-1 1000M, Senior Women K-1 500M, Senior Women K-2 1000M with Lexy Vincent and Senior Women K-2 500M with Kate Braddon. Madeline also represents Canada on the Senior Women’s Sprint Kayak Team

Canoe, Kayak- Whitewater- Cameron Smedley: Cameron placed first in canoe single (C-1) at the Canoe Slalom National Championships in Ottawa. He also won gold alongside Alison Smedley in the canoe double (C2) mixed event. Cameron also posted a personal best of 18th in the 2017 World Championships in Pau, France.

Cricket- Akber Hussein: Akber Hussain is a prolific all-round cricketer who has dominated league standings in Ottawa for well over a decade.  An ageless wonder, Akber continues to reign supreme as a leading run scorer and wicket taker in all three formats.  The talented left-hander whose longevity can be credited to his passion for physical fitness, recently led his team Canterbury CC to two divisional titles in the 2017 season.  A consummate gentleman on and off the field, Akber is also an avid outdoorsman, father and husband.

Curling- Rachel Homan: A multi time winner of our award for curling, Rachel continues to shine on the provincial, national and international levels. In 2017 she won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts which earned her team the right to represent Canada at the World Championships. Team Homan excelled at this tournament going a perfect 13-0 claiming the title as World Champions. She ranked as the top team in the Canadian and World rankings. In addition, she won several other World Tour events and was recognized by the city of Ottawa which declared March 26th, 2017 – Team Homan Day.  Most recently, Rachel and her team won the Roar of the Rings event held here in Ottawa qualifying them for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.

Cycling- Derek Gee: Gee is not only racing successfully for Canada high international meets, including winning a pair of gold medals at the recent Pan American track championships in Trinidad and Tobago, but also he’s on the Dean’s List at Queen’s University as he begins his third year of study in life sciences. Derek also won two golds at the Pan Am track championships riding as part of the Canadian men’s track endurance program, but he also won four golds at the Canadian championships one month ago.

Diving- Kate Miller: Kate Miller of Nepean Ottawa Diving Club began diving competitively at the age of 7 and is coached by Fernando Henderson.  2017 was an excellent year for Kate.  At the Canadian National competition she placed 2nd on both the platform and one meter springboard event and placed 4th on the three meter springboard event.  This performance rewarded her with an opportunity to compete at the Junior Pan Am Games that were held in October in Victoria British Columbia.  At the Pam Am Games she won a gold medal on the platform event and a silver medal on the one meter springboard event.  She is proud to represent Canada on the Junior National Team.

Fencing- Téo Lemay: Theo trains with Paul Apsimon and Patrick Fournier in Ottawa. This year he competed in the North American Cup in Anaheim, he won a silver medal at the Brock open and his highlight was a bronze medal in the cadet men’s foil at the 2017 Canada Cup. As of November he is ranked 11th in Cadet Men’s Foil and 33rd in Junior Men’s Foil and at only 17 years old, 39th in Senior Men’s Foil

Field Hockey- Joshua Kuempel: Joshua has been playing field hockey in Ottawa with the Nepean Nighthawks FHC since he was 10 years old. In 2017, Joshua was a member of both the Men’s National Junior team (U18) and played in the recent test series vs the USA in Los Angeles. Joshua was also the youngest player in the World Cup Indoor qualifier in Guyana in October, making him the only player in Canada to make both the National Indoor and Outdoor squad. He was also a key member of the U18 Ontario East Team that won the National Championships in Surrey BC in July 2017.

Figure Skating- Christian Reekie: Christian Reekie of the Gloucester Skating Club along with his partner Isabella Mancini of Burlington qualified for the 2018 National Junior Pairs Championships. They finished 4th at the Skate Ontario sectionals in Oakville  and 7th at the Skate Canada Challenge in Quebec. The Skate Canada Challenge is the sole qualifying event for Canada’s best skaters to earn entries to the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in early January.

Football- Kurleigh Gittens Jr.: Ontario University Athletics football MVP Kurleigh Gittens Jr. set the U Sports receptions record (75), had a total of 953 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns as well as another returning punts. The third year player was both a U Sports First Team All-Canadian for his efforts as a receiver, and a Second Team All-Canadian as a returner. He was named to the OUA’s First Team as both a receiver and returner.

Football (Aussie Rules)- Nathan Strom: Nathan is not only an exceptional athlete, but he is also a natural leader for his team. As a midfield player for the Ottawa Swans, “Strommy” led his team to a third place finish in the league last year. Nathan was also honoured as Captain for the Australian Football League of Ontario 2017 Division 1 All-Star Team. Nathan continues to convey his love of the sport and the Ottawa Swans by introducing and recruiting new players to the sport far more than any other player who has come before him.

Football (Touch)- Chayce Elliott: Chayce is one of the best defenders in touch football.  Previously a uOttawa Gee-Gee, Chayce plays for the 3x provincial Champion and 4x National Champion Hamilton Piranhas.  He was one of the leaders in interceptions in Touch Football Ontario and known in the touch football community as a lockdown defender.

Golf- Diane Dolan: This member of the Hyland’s Golf course had a very active year in 2017. Playing in eight tournaments she had finishes as high as first down to a 13th place. Highlights included a win at the Golf Canada Senior Women’s Super Senior Championships for women over 60 years. Diane had second place finishes at the Ottawa Valley Golf Association Women’s Match Play and the Ottawa Valley Golf Association Tournament of Club Champions. While playing against younger golfers, she earned a 6th. place finish in the Golf Ontario Senior Women’s Championships and followed that with a tie for 7th. at the Golf Canada Senior women’s Championships. She is a first time winner of our award for the sport of golf.

Gymnastics (Artistic)- Samuel Zakutney: A repeat winner, Samuel is now attending and competing for Penn State University. In a terrific 2017, Samuel was named the Big Ten Conference freshman of the year, was a four-time freshman athlete of the week, was an All-American on parallel bars by placing fifth during the all-around competition at the NCAA championships, and had 10 podium finishes in the Penn State season. He also represented Canada at the FISU games in Taipei 2017.

Gymnastics (Rhythmic)- Haley Miller: Haley Miller won the right to compete at Nationals 2017 in Edmonton in the Junior High Performance category. She officially ranks in the top 10 gymnasts and earned a spot on the Canadian National Team. This summer, Haley was a member of the Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics team that competed at the Macabi Games in Israel. Haley came home from this competition with 2 bronze medals for her routines in ball and hoop. The Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics club is very proud of her accomplishments, as this is only Haley’s second year competing with the gymnasts in the National stream.

Hockey- Michael McNamee: In his final season with the Ravens, McNamee was named the team’s captain, completing the year as the Ravens’ top scorer with 33 points in 24 regular season games. For his outstanding efforts during the season, McNamee was selected as an OUA East First-Team All-Star, a U SPORTS First-Team All-Canadian, was named to the U SPORTS Men’s Hockey All-Star team that played in an exhibition series against the Canadian World Juniors, as well as a place on the Canadian men’s hockey team that participated in the 2017 FISU Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan. McNamee would finish the FISU tournament as Canada’s leading scorer with 11 points. Following the end of the 2016-17 Carleton Ravens season, McNamee made more headlines when he signed with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, making the rare jump from U SPORTS to the American Hockey League, just one level below the NHL ranks. McNamee is currently plying his trade overseas with EC Bad Nauheim of Germany’s second tier professional division.

Hockey (Sledge)- Tyrone Henry: Tyrone, last year’s winner of this same award, has continued to improve his sledge hockey skills. While playing for Team Canada in 2017, he amassed 7 points to help Canada win the gold medal at the International Paralympic Committee World Para Ice hockey Championships held in South Korea. He also won a gold with the National Team playing at the International Para Hockey tournament held in Turin, Italy. For his stellar play, he has been selected to play for Canada in the upcoming 2018 Winter Paralympics to be held in South Korea.

Hockey (Ball) – Alicia Bloomberg: Alicia Blomberg, a uOttawa Women’s hockey alumni, was on the bronze medal for Ottawa at the Ball Hockey National Championship in Edmonton Alberta where she was also recognized as a tournament all-star. Alicia represented Team Italy with her sister at the World Ball Hockey Championship in Parduice, Czech Republic. She was the leading scorer for Team Italy and was recognized as a top forward at the international championship.

Judo- Benjamin Kendrick: Ben, 17, is a member of the Takahashi Dojo in Ottawa and trains weekly at the National Training Centre in Montreal. Ben is now competing internationally at the U21 and senior levels. Ben is off next week for two weeks for training in Japan and then he competes in Seniors at the Hong Kong Asian Open. Bronze, 2017 Men’s Continental World Cup (90kg), Hong Kong. Gold, 2017 U21 Ontario Open (90kg), Toronto. Silver, 2017 Men’s Ontario Open (90kg), Toronto. Gold, 2017 U21 Quebec Open (90kg), Montreal. Bronze, 2017 Men’s Quebec Open (90kg), Montreal. (Defeated the world #21-ranked American and 2016 Olympian). 9th, 2017 U21 World championships (90kg), Croatia.  Bronze, 2017 U18 World championships (90kg), Chile. Gold, 2017 U18 Panamerican championships (90kg), Mexico. Bronze, 2017 U18 Bremen International Masters (90kg), Germany. Gold, 2017 U18 Elite 8 Nationals (90kg), Montreal.

Lacrosse- Connor Primeau: In 2017 Connor was named a Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association All-Canadian, the first Gee-Gees field lacrosse player to be given the honour. After being named an honourable mention in the last two seasons, Primeau was one of three players at the defensive position in the East division named an All-Canadian. Primeau was drafted into the Arena Lacrosse League just last month to the Peterborough Timbermen as the 48th pick.

Lawn Bowling- Michelle Mackay: Coming off winning an Ontario gold medal in lawn bowling in 2016, Mackay and her partner won the District 16 mixed pairs championship and advanced to the provincial championships. She also won the district’s ladies singles championship and later won the gold medal at the provincial championship.

Modern Pentathlon – Melanie McCann: After competing in her second Olympics in Rio 2016, the defending Ottawa Sports Awards’ winner for modern pentathlon was once again amongst the best in Canada in her sport. At the 2017 Canadian Championships McCann came second in the senior women’s division of modern pentathlon.

Orienteering- Emily Kemp: Emily Kemp wins her fourth Ottawa Sports Award for orienteering after dominating the 2017 Canadian Orienteering Championships held in Perth. Kemp finished first in the female elite class in both the middle and long races, and finished second in the sprint race. Internationally, she placed 5th in the middle-distance event at the World Orienteering Championships and also competed as a member of the Canadian men’s relay team which placed 20th.

Parasport- Jason Dunkerley: This 5-time Paralympian retired in 2016 from competitive running but kept in shape by doing some jogging.  In 2017 at age 40, he was talked out of retirement, hooked up with a new guide runner, Jeremie Venne, because of an injury to his long time running guide, Josh Karanja, and went on to win a silver medal in the T11 class 1500m race at the World Para Athletics Championships held in London, England. Jason has won our parasport award many times and was our Male Athlete of the Year in 2004 when he won a silver medal at the Sydney Paralympics, some 13 years ago. He has stood the test of time and the big question is, will he retire again?

Ringette- Kaitlyn Youldon: This year, Kaitlyn was named to Team Canada at the World Ringette Championships, her fourth time representing Canada Nationally. She finished with 3 assists through the 3 games played, coming home with a silver medal. Kaitlyn plays in the National Ringette League, finishing last season 5th in the league in points with 74 in 24 games. And is currently in the top five again this season. Through her first ten games, she sits at 43 points, playing for the Gatineau Fusion.

Rowing- Josh King: Josh, a member of the Ottawa Rowing Club, had an incredible season this summer. His most notable result was at the Canadian Henley Regatta. He became the sixth sculler in the 135-year history of the regatta to win three major singles finals and be part of a small group to capture four or more victories in a single regatta. Josh is pushing to be part of the Rowing Canada’s lightweight men’s squad in 2018.

Rugby- Alexandria Bennett: Captain of Gee-Gees U Sports National Champion women’s rugby team and Master’s student, Dria represented Canada at Japan 7’s in mid-September, she was an RSEQ 1st Team All-Star,  Player of the Game vs Calgary (USPORTS Semi-final), USPORTS Tournament All-Star,  USPORTS Tournament MVP. She represented Canada on the National Senior Women’s 15s tour to England (Nov), and Canada’s Maple Leafs 7s tour to Japan (Sept).

Running (Road Racing)- Tommy Des Brisay: This Ottawa Lions runner dominated the local road racing scene. He had 4 road racing wins in 2017 as well as 4 second place finishes in races from 10km to half marathons. He won the 9 Run Run Half marathon. He is a repeat winner of our road racer award. He also runs track events in the T20 class for athletes with intellectual disabilities and was a proud member of Team Canada at the Para World Championships in 2017.

Running (Cross Country)- Joe Fast: This young member of the Ottawa Lions Track Club has won back to back cross country running gold medals at both the 2016 and 2017 OFSAA Championships.  Competing for Ridgemont High School, this grade 10 student won his Junior Boys 5 km. race beating his next closest competitor by 12 seconds. Also, while competing on the track in the 2017 OFSAA championships held in Belleville, Joe won the 1500m gold medal making him the winner of three OFSAA gold medals in three races, no easy task.

Sailing- Matt Soosalu: Matt, an Ottawa resident was recruited by a Halifax sailing team to join their J‐24 as foredeck crew. A very challenging position and critical for the success of the team. The team sailing their J 24 sailboat won the Canadian Championship in Pointe Claire QC and placed 4th out 65 boats in the J‐24 World Championship in Port Credit Ontario. The crew also placed 7th at the US East Coast J ‐24 Championship.

Skiing (Alpine)- Sierra Smith: Sierra is a 17-year-old Alpine Ski Racer from Ottawa, on the Canadian Development ski team, based in Mont Ste Marie. 2017 was her first year racing FIS (Federation International Skiing) and on the international circuit. Sienna won 5 gold medals for the women’s FIS Slalom and Giant Slalom and 10 gold medals for U18 top female. She was the Canadian Downhill U19 champion at Nakiska and placed 24th in the GS at the North American Championships in Vail. Sierra finished 2nd in the overall women for the Quebec series and 1st overall for U18 women, despite a season-ending injury that ended her season 5 weeks early. She was named Quebec’s 2017 Rising Star.

Skiing (Cross Country)- Aidan Kirkham: Aidan Kirkham was a standout as a rookie for the Carleton Ravens Nordic ski team. At the 2017 Canadian Colleges and Universities Nordic Championships, where the Ravens finished with silver, Kirkham secured a silver of his own in the 15km medium interval classic and a bronze in the 10km interval. Earlier at the 2017 OUA Championships, where the Ravens claimed gold, Kirkham had a silver in the 15km mass start classic, and a pair of bronzes in the 10km interval and 3 x 3km event. He was named an OUA All-Star and All-Canadian.

Snowboarding- Nikolas Cadieux: Nikolas is a 15-year-old from Orleans who has been snowboarding since he was 6, and competing in Snowboard Cross (SBX) since 2015. He is a grade 10 student at Beatrice Desloges. He trains with coach Cassandra Smith at The Akademy Snowboard Club. In 2017 he was the top Ontario finisher at the U15 Nationals for SBX, finishing 4th overall. He had several podium finishes in the 2016/2017 season in provincial level events in Ontario & Quebec, including bronze at both of the Craigleith and Mont Ste Marie SBX races, and gold (day 1) & silver (day2) in the 12-14 age category at the Quebec Provincials 2016/17.

Soccer- Kris Twardek: The first OSU Alumni to feature for the Canadian Men’s National in Houston, Texas.  He was brought into the U20 Canadian Men’s National Team before receiving his full call-up against El Salvador in 2017. He also happened to be the youngest player in the squad.

Softball- Hayley Bennett: Hayley played for Team Canada at the Maccabiah Games held in Israel where she won a silver medal and earned honours as one of Canada’s top hitters. She also played with the Bytown Belles Senior Women’s team in the Provincial Women’s Fastball Association and finished 4th at the Nationals. At this tournament, Hayley was selected as the top left fielder and selected to the National All-Star Team. Hayley can be seen playing locally for the Ottawa Ex-Pros of the Ottawa Valley Fastpitch League {OVFL}.

Special Olympics- Jack Fan: Jack Fan won 2 gold medals and 1 silver at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. One gold medal came skating in the pairs competition with his partner Katie Xu. He was also named the Special Olympics Ontario Male Athlete of the Year and Special Olympics Canada Male Athlete of the Year. He was also a recipient of a Skate Canada Eastern Ontario Recognition Award. Fan is also an accomplished swimmer.

Special Olympics- Katie Xu: Katie Xu returned from the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria with a gold medal, which she won with her figure skating partner Jack Fan, and two silver medals in the sport. She was a Special Olympics Ontario Female Athlete of the Year nominee and a recipient of the Skate Canada Eastern Ontario Recognition Award. Like Fan, Xu is an accomplished swimmer as well, having won multiple gold medals in the sport at past Special Olympics Provincial Games.

Speed Skating (Long Track)- Vincent De Haître: Vincent De Haître set a new 1000m Canadian Record being the fastest man in Canada in the 1000 meters as well as a Silver medalist at the 2017 Speed Skating World Championships for the  1,000 m. He recorded 2nd overall in the 2017 World’s, taking a Gold Medal in the World Cup in Kazakhstan and a silver Medal at  the 2017 Speed Skating World Championships, a 4th place in the 1500 meters and anchored the Canadian Men’s Sprint Team to a New World Record. Vincent is truly a threat to the podium each time he steps on the ice.

Speed Skating (Short Track)- Ethan McKinley-Young: A member of the Ottawa Pacers Speed Skating club, Ethan’s accomplishments include being the Provincial Junior ‘A’ Champion finishing with a Gold in the Junior ” A ” Men’s Ontario Provincial Short Track Championships in Clarington in March 2017. Ethan also placed 1st overall in the entire field of Open Men. In spite of the fact that Ethan broke his hand missing the Provincial series 3 and 4 he qualified and competed at the Junior Selections # 2 in Trois-Rivières, QC in March 2017. Ethan is now also a member of, the Olympic Oval Short Track program in Calgary for the 2017/18 season.

Squash- Iman Shaheen: Iman, currently 12 years of age, is an exceptional Ottawa squasher with significant natural talent and energy. She has only been playing for 3 years and has advanced to become the top Canadian girl in her age category. Squash Canada recognized her in 2017 as she was selected as an emerging talent to be the Girls Under 13 member of the Cdn Junior (Jr) Squash Team for the annual (Canada-USA) Battle of the Border team challenge. Chronologically, during the past year (in her U13 age category), she won silver at the Cdn Jr Squash Championships, gold at the Ontario Jr Squash Championships,  silver (and was the top Cdn in her age category) at the Cdn Jr Squash Open, and she took home bronze from the recent US Jr Squash Open. She is an active member of the #1 Barrhaven squash team where she calmly and effectively competes against talented adult men and women in the Ottawa Open City League. Her squash abilities have improved in leaps and bounds over the past year and expectations are high for her progress.

Swimming- Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson: Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson followed up her Olympic debut with another strong year of performances, including 10 personal bests in 2017. She competed at FINA World Championships, placing 11th in the 200 metre individual medley, and has been named to Canada’s 2018 Commonwealth Games team. A past member of Go Kingfish, the 22-year old now trains while studying at UBC and collected six gold and one silver medal at the 2017 U SPORTS National Championships.

Synchronized Swimming- Carlie Cholette: This past season, Carlie competed in 3 categories for the University of Ottawa: varsity solo, varsity duet, and varsity team. Carlie was an integral member of the choreographing team, and even self-coached her solo and duet. At the Canadian University Synchronized Swimming League’s National Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Carlie placed first in all categories. Holding 3 National titles, Carlie broke the University of Ottawa record for number of titles collected in one season.

Table Tennis- Yu-Hsan (Sabrina) Chen: Sabrina Chen captured the Ontario senior provincial championship in 2017 and doubled up her singles championships with a win in the U15 category. At the national level, Chen is a Canadian champion in U18 doubles, and was a member of Team Ontario’s U18 gold-medal winning team. She also earned silver in the team event with the senior provincial team. Chen trains at the Geng Table Tennis Academy.

Taekwondo – Éloi Paradis-Deschênes: Éloi Paradis-Deschênes enjoyed a very successful 2017, earning a silver medal in the senior division at the 2017 National Championships, and a bronze at the 2017 Canada Open in his -74 class. The highlight of the year came with Gold at the Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships. Paradis-Deschênes also earned a quarterfinal finish at the Paris International Open and represented Canada at the Summer Universiade. Paradis-Deschênes is a Master’s student at the University of Ottawa.

Tennis- Malik Bhatnaghar: After helping Ontario secure gold in mixed team competition, Bhatnagar staged a relentless display of serving and steady ground-strokes to turn back Nicaise Muamba of Gatineau 6-1, 6-0 in the men’s singles final. Malik is now representing Stetson University competing in the NCAA.

Trampoline- Aidan Downie-Cheetham: Aidan has competed in the trampoline program for years, starting in the OGC InterClub program in 2013 and then moved to the Provincial program from 2015 to 2017. In 2017, his achievements as a Provincial Level 2 athlete include: 9th place, Bronze Medal, Silver Medal in Provincial qualifiers, 4th place at Eastern Canadian Championships and Gold at the Ontario Provincial Championships.

Triathlon- Joanna Brown: Joanna Brown had a breakthrough season on the world stage. Joanna had her first top 10 finish at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) races with a 7th place finish in Edmonton. One week later, she placed 4th at the ITU Montreal. She also placed first at the 2017 Ottawa CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon Premium American Cup and 2nd to finish off her season at the World Cup race in Huelva.  After this season, Joanna is ranked 7th in ITU rankings and is the only Canadian woman in the top 50.

Ultimate – Alec Arsenault: Alec competed with the Ottawa Phoenix where he finished with a bronze medal at the Canadian Ultimate Championship. Alec also represented Canada at the World Ultimate Beach Championships in Royon, France. Alec scored 60 goals in 14 games which places him in the top 4 in scoring in the American Ultimate Disc League.

Volleyball- Alex St-Denis: Alex had a very impressive year, including an Ontario Championship with the Mavericks Volleyball Club Under-18 team, going undefeated on their way to provincial gold. Alex was named Ontario MVP, winning the Ken Davies Memorial Award recipient as the male player who best demonstrates determination, leadership, athletic ability, sportsmanship and fair play in all of Ontario. On top of this, During the Canada Games, Alex and his brother Max came home with a Gold medal.

Water Polo- Jessica Gaudreault: A member of Canada’s Senior Women’s National team, Gaudreault helped the team to a silver medal at 2017 World League Super Final where she was also named the tournament’s Most Valuable Goalkeeper. A past member of both Capital Wave and the Ottawa Titans, Gaudreault has been competing internationally since 2011 and was also on Canada’s roster at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary where Canada finished fourth. She is a team captain at Indiana University, and studies Human Biology.

Waterskiing- Jonah Schaffer: 2017 World Under 21 Water Ski Championships. Canada will send a group of seven skiers, including six whose scores will contribute to the team overall event, to the World Championships taking place in Dnipro, Ukraine.

Weightlifting- Catrina Earnshaw: Catrina Earnshaw earns her second straight Ottawa Sports Award for weightlifting after finishing third at the 2017 Canadian Junior Championships in her 58 kg division. She went on to top the field at the Ontario Junior Provincials Championships and the Ray Hamilton Open, and has been selected to represent Ontario at 2018 Canadian Junior Championships. Catrina is studying food science and nutrition at Carleton University.

Wheelchair Rugby- Patrice Dagenais: Wheelchair rugby national team veteran Patrice Dagenais continued to serve as co-captain for Team Canada in 2017. Patrice led the Ontario Thunder to a national championship, earning MVP honours. The major competition of the season for Team Canada was September’s America Championship in Paraguay. The Canadians handled all challengers except for champion USA, downing Chile, Paraguay, Columbia, Brazil and Argentina, and then Brazil again in the semi-final to secure a spot in the 2018 World Championship.

Wrestling- Adam MacFadyen: Adam is an outstanding National and International medalist in Wrestling . He has remained consistently active in Wrestling since 2009 and competes in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman disciplines. During his athletic development in the youth age groups he earned medals at virtually every Provincial and National championship he was eligible to attend. In 2017, Adam earned double silver medals at the Canadian Senior National championships in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle and he represented Canada at the Pan American Championships in Salvador, Brazil. He regularly teaches youth and adult classes at his family’s training center in Ottawa (Tina Takahashi Martial Arts) and has close ties to the local wrestling community.




Jonathan Rioux, Adrian Fournier, Nico Pedersen and William Cox


Ottawa West Little League Twins Senior League

Ontario Champions

Coach Clark Adams, Ryan Pepper, Evan Pierce, Justin Thomas (JT) Fortin, Ryan McPherson, Layton Moss McEachern, Christopher Jelley, Stefanos Mellios, Coach Chris Jelley, Mitchell Mazara, Coach Doug Moss, Jayson Moss McEachern, Kurtis Adams, Robert Bleich, Jack Lawlor, Heath Gordon-Moore, Joey Bak


Carleton Ravens Men’s Basketball Team

USport Champions

Marcus Anderson, Emmanuel Owootoah, TJ Lall, Yasiin Joseph, Mitch Jackson, Cam Smythe, Mitch Wood, Stanley Mayambo, William Kohler, Eddie Ekiyor, Glenn Thelemaque, Dontae Mitchell, Connor Wood, Joe Rocca, Kaza Kajami-Keane, Ryan Ejim

Head Coach: Dave Smart

Asst. Coaches: Rob Smart, Dean Petridis, Osvaldo Jeanty, Willy Manigat, Aaron Blakely, Greg McManus, Richard Anderson, Jafeth Maseruka

Athletic Therapist: Bruce Marshall


Canada Topflight Academy Boy’s Basketball Team

National Preparatory Association Champions

Nigel Kuma Mintah, Lual Akot, Graddy Kanku, Khaleem Sarazin, Aiden Warnholtz, David Muila, Ricky Houle, Manel Ayol, Jackson Bayles, Aiden Burns, Agak Lual, Muon Reath



Founder: Tony House

Operations: Trevor Steynor

Coaching Staff: Aaron Blakely, Willy Manigat, Alain Cadieux

Trainers: Devin Chohan, Christa Blackmore


Ottawa Elite U17

CYBL Champions

Kevin Zhao, Aron Masilingi, Aiden Warnholtz, Lual Akot, Connor Vreeken, Desmond Duckworth, Brennan Laidman, Ali White, Aidan McMann, Sam Dyck, Cedric Mbiaba, Jeff Colas

Head Coach: Patrick Sullivan
Assistant Coach: Brandon Edwards


Ottawa Elite U15

CYBL Champions

Wilson Dubinsky, Darius DeAveiro, Sam Davis, Sam Musafiri, Bahdon Ali, Muon Reath, Kevin Ossa, Jayden Delva, Abdu Edali, Nic Ciccolini, Taylor Roy, Mikael-Benedict Worku

Head Coach: Aaron Blakely


Ottawa Next Level U19 Boys’ Basketball Team

Ontario Club Champions

Ali Al-Shaher, Eugene Kanku, Ali Sow, Sam Douf, Alix Avin, Simon Desta, Nathan Morrison, Danny Lukusa, Mohamed Omar, Austin Gilfillen, Connor Desjardins, Josh Stephens, Waleed El-Bhesey, Mohammed Rashwan, Abe Rajab

Head Coach: Andrew DiMillo

Assistant Coaches: Cliff Quain, Adib Chowdhury, Andrea Morrison


Carleton Ravens Women’s Basketball Team

Ontario University Champions

Jenjen Abella, Stephanie Carr, Alexandra Trivieri, Jaclyn Ronson, Nicole Istead, Kristina Maione, Catherine Traer, Brianne Hamilton, Nicole Gilmore, Cynthia Dupont, Karyne Jolicoeur, Amanda Niyonkuru, Elizabeth Leblanc, Heather Lindsay

Head Coach: Taffe Charles

Asst. Coaches: Dave Malowski, Sarah Kennedy, Eric Parthenais


Ashbury Colts

OFSAA ‘AA’ Provincial High School Champions

Jesse Korte-King, Connor McSweeney, Ryosuke Kato, Lloyd Pandi, Lucas Brunnenkant, Owen Boisvert, Alex Hoerdt, Elias Kerrick, Mikael Worku, Adam Greenberg, Noah Kirkwood, Liam Niznick, Jacob Abarbanel

Coaches: Ian MacKinnon, Eric Johannsen, Zach Legault


Orleans Bowling Centre Senior Boys’ Team

Provincial Champions

Trevor Beaulieu, Spencer Murray, Barry MacAdam, Nathan Gadde, and Evan Davis


Valley Gamblers Juvenile Boys

National Championship

Sam Lemery, Bradley Nicola, Dylan Edwards, Eric Sousa, Justin Gearing, Matthew Heuvelmans, Ryan Allen, Dylan Martin, Brock Corry, Paul Perras, Trevor Nyenkamp, Nick Last, Jack Mercier, Ben Hill, Bradon Robinson, Thomas McKeown, Kyle Como, Thomas Baas, Austin McDonald, Brady Quenneville

Coach: Kevin Kealey

Asst Coaches: Rob Munro, Mario Quennville

Manager: Ruth Brown


Rideau Canoe Club

National junior & senior women’s, under-17 men’s champions, Ontario club grand champions, Ontario under-15 girls’, under-17 boys’, open men’s, para & paddle all champions

Lexy Vincent and Genevieve L’Abbe


Team Armstrong Rideau Curling Club Rink

Ontario Junior Women’s Championship


Team Homan Ottawa Curling Club

Provincial, National and World Champions


Bytown Dragon Boat Club

7 crews qualified from Ottawa at the Nationals in 2017 to compete at the Club Crew World’s Championship in Hungary in 2018

Sportchicks Senior A Women (39+), Sportchicks Senior B Women (49+), Sportchicks Senior C Women (59+), ODM Senior B Mix, ODM Senior C Mix, Bytown Senior B Open


Carleton Ravens Fencing

Team Foil OUA Champions


Nepean Nighthawks

Nine members of the Nepean Nighthawks played a key part of  Eastern Ontario winning its first-ever national championship.

Rohan Chopra, Rajan Singh, Nitty Rewankar, Joshua Kuempal, Adam Sourges, Akash Tantra, Jeremie Fradette-Roy, Evan Davidson and Shaylen Naidoo.


Katie Xu and Jack Fan

Special Olympics World Games figure skating team ice dance champions


Cumberland Panthers Junior Varsity Football Team

OPFL Champions


Myers Riders Pee Wee Football Team

NCAFA City Champions and Inter-Provincial Champions

Elijah St John, Nico Falsetto, Vincent Roy, James Donnelly, Brandon Lee Barletta, Andrew O’Connell, Zacharie Bedard, Justin Shibley, Emmanuel Mansaray, Nicolas Cerquozzi, Credence Shaw, Kassius Yim, James Surette, Robert Proudlove, Giacomo Toscano, Timothy Brogan, Liam Benoit, Wilson Brown, Hayden Lynds, Isaac Brown, Evan McDonald, John Surette, Luca Farinaccio, Petros Foustanellas, Reed Cloutier, Ethan Boxall, Christiano Colasante, Roman Cernetchi, Alessandro Zito, Alessio Colasante, Luka Kovacevic, Jack Beeston, Chris Vushaj

Head Coach: Scott Boxall

Assistant Coaches: Adam Boxall, Frank Farinaccio, Chad Kluver, Paul Donnelly, Chris Beeston, Brian Boxall, Martin Roy, Frank Tuscano

Manager: Nancy Belisle

Trainer: Natalie Beeston


Myers Riders Junior Varsity Football Team

OVFL Champions

Tristan Ready, Emmanuel Traore, Jared Valentino, Colin Henley-Vachon, Myles Beckford, Dryden O’Rielly, Adam O’Connell, Stephane Tshishimbi, Blair Coleman, Armando Pascual de la Cruz, Brody Fairbairn, Hugh Russell, Jake Smith, Montana Reinhardt, Eric Carchidi, Steven Rivera, Gaberiel Baker, Liam Kerr, Aiden Sauve, Michael Bassi, Simon Kitchen, Christopher Miller, David Okoni, Jarid Byers, Dominique Townsend, Connor Shean, Nicholas Porteous,  Aiden Arnott-Smith, Aymerick Myers-Gnahoua, Nikola Marinkovic, Kelly Bean, Jacob Malette, Ricky Davidson, Caleb Cooney, John Gunn, Jackson Hyland, Darius Mckenzie, Natale Frangione, Jayden Miller, Austin Jones – Purdie, Derek Giacobbi, Giacomo Zanabria, Andre Hazim, Alaa Erdawi, Nathan Coleman, Adam Magnan, Alex Boucher, Anas Faid, Nene Ahamba, Michael Lightbody, Daniel Sheehan, Ethan Williams, Joshua Pilon dl Myers

Head Coach: Ntare Bainomugisha

Coaches: Nick Farah, Jaye Bainomugisha, Mike Alam, Darius Beckford, Pat Nesbitt, Dimitri Pronko, Dwight Beckford, Sean Mellor, Tyronne Bromfield

Water Coordinator: Michael Farah, Ryan Young

Stats: Matt Coleman, Robert Cooney

Videographer: Vince Bell

Manager: Heidi Trick

Trainers: Sandra Frangione, Marc Williams, Tanya Poreous

Canteen: Tammy & Kurt Butt

Equipment: Brad Purdie, Blake Trick

Photographer: Jennifer Valentino

President: Scott Boxall,

Governor: Heidi Trick

Team Volunteers: Claudia Jones, Lindsey Sauve, Sam Campbell, Tina Milito


Ottawa Saints

National Champions

Yvette Amagatse, Kim Mathieu, Lauren Duperron, Janelle Blake, Gabrielle Mantha, Lauren Wong, Ariane Lachance-Scantland, Erika Schreiner, Lianne Neufeld, Lacey Thompson, Katherine McIsaac, Rebecca Duhard, Judith Dulong, Shauna Dawson.


Ottawa Capitals

Bronze at Canadian National Championship

Whitney Showler, Ashley Boutilier, Brittany Perkins, Alicia Blomberg, Kendra Anthony, Emilie Morter, Claudia Bergeron, Edie Brenning, Audrey-Ann Boutour, Claudia Bergeron, Clarissa Arseneault, Michel Bodaly, Danika Doucet, Caro Bouchard, Kara Brumm, Nicole Latreille, Mel Pageau, April Williams


Nepean Knights Lacrosse

Provincial Champions


GCRA U12 Petite Provincial Blue

Provincial Champions

Sophie Lacroix, Genevieve Robichaud, Tia Flynn-Mantyla, Ashley Morency, Maddie Bergeron, Hailey Jones, Marissa Altherr, Julia Emery, Morgan Forrest, Maya Howard, ElieAnne Osborne, Sophie Robichaud, Gracyn Cooper, Kate Clement

Head Coach: Celine Leduc

Assistant Coaches: Alison McKelvey, Camylle Robichaud, Stephanie Leduc

Manager: Krista Forrest


U16A Nepean Ravens

Ontario Champions

Reese Mellema, Amy Skillen, Jasmine Bednarz, Anna Steckly, Ellie O’Sullivan, Charlotte Morrow, Kiara Schmidt, Talia Spence, Paige Linseman, Megan Genereaux, Alex Correia, Callyn Edwards, Christina Caldwell, Leah Frackleton, Samantha Maher


U19A City of Ottawa

Amélie Lachance-Soulard, Ashley Franko, Calista Davis, Carly Donaldson, Elizabeth Plamondon, Evelyn Dentelbeck,     Gabriella Marelic, Jordan Cain, Jordan Reid, Julia Lees, Laura Larrigan, Laura Wilbur, Leyla Lang-Djira, Lindsay Frechette, Logan Van Allen, Macyn Leung

Head Coach: François Soulard


U14A McCarthy Division

Kendra Mendrisky, Camdyn Wilson, Ellie Smith, Kate Sullivan, Maddy Carter, Laura Duffley, Alison Hayward, Mia Leblanc, Isabel Danacause, Clara Saunders, Hannah West, Chloe Porter, Erin Stacey, Erica Buchanan, Maizie Solomon

Coach: Roland Wippel

Manager: Renee Mendrisky

Assistants: Heidi Wippel, Tammy Quinn, Todd Saunders

Trainer: Sarah Oliver


Nepean Ravens U16AA

Ontario Champions

Chantal Arbic, Rebecca Bastien, Sophie Beaudin, Kira Begin, Michela Bertram, Hannah Burrows, Sarah Downey, Rileigh Hache, Almara Karam, Emma Kelly, Alyssa Le Gard, Alysa Maisonneuve, Emma Scott, Olivia Simpson, Katrina Tremblay, Alyssa Wong

Coach: Lary Allen

Assistant Coach: Sarah Lynne Begin, Jessica Crouch

Manager: Colleen Hache, Shawna Kelly


Ottawa Rowing Club

Royal Canadian Henley Lightweight Pair Champions

Josh King and Jason Sukstorf


uOttawa Women’s Rugby

National Champions USport

Emily Babcock, Samantha Bennett, Dria Bennett, Tanika Bonneville, Tamara Butera, Anabelle Clements, Taylor Donato, Alexandria Ellis, Daniella Elllis, Danielle Erdelyi, Katie Geddes, Emily Gray, Paulina Karwowski, Natasha Kerlovich, Jan-ma Letinois, Alexandra Liepmann, Patricia Mandon, Becky Mather, Erin McCallan, Rachel McCallan, Lauren Minns, Maya Montiel, Taylor Newman, Alexandra Ondo, Bianca Paiement, Breanna Phillipps, Maddison Rogers, Emma Sandstrom,  Kate Smith, Danarae Sommerville, Georgia Stewart, Lydia Sullivan, Ashley Tait, Kelsey Welsh, Tori Wyman


Glebe High School Girls Midget Team

OFSAA Champions


Michele Cimon & Johan Koppernaes

In 2017 Michele (Cimon), Johan (Koppernaes) and their “Raised J” crew competed in local, regional, national, North American, and world championship level competitions in sailing.    They sail out of the Nepean Sailing Club (NSC) and compete in the J/22 Class.  They started out 2017 at the Annapolis NOOD event in May, finishing as Top Canadian entry in the J/22 Class.  They went on to place 7th in the International J/22 World Championship, which took place in Scheveningen (The Hague), Netherlands.  In June of 2017 the Team competed and won the J/22 Class at the Nepean One Design Regatta at NSC.   In July they finished 12th and Top Canadian at the J/22 North American Championship in Buffalo, NY.  And in August, 2017 the Team went on to win the J/22 Canadian National Championship in Hudson, QC.


Carleton Ravens Men’s Nordic Ski Team

Ontario University Champions

Carrington Pomeroy, Avery Vreugdenhil-Beauclerc, John Ward, Graham Perry, Eric MacNeil, Brendon Howard, Nelson Allan, Aidan Kirkham


Carleton Ravens Women’s Nordic Ski Team

Ontario University Champions

Emily Jones, Logan Hong, Laura Inkila, Zoe Williams, Emilie Stewart-Jones, Megan Evans, Magdalena McClure, Dana Dusevic, Gemma Dingwall, Shelby Howard, Alexandra Slobodian, Alyssa Stowe, Anna Mallory


Glebe Gryphons Nordic Ski Team

OFSAA Junior and Senior Boys Team and Relay Champions


Cumberland United U13 girls (Cobras)

Alexis Virgo, Amy Cassidy, Devine Vermaire , Rachel Vermaire, Elizabeth Vroom, Flavour Dubé, Jessica Boyle, Léa Francoeur, Paige Robert, Paige Lachambre, Peyton Fairchild, Riley Bonadie, Vanessa Wynn, Yasmine Lange, Léane Turcotte

Head Coach: Duane Bonadie

Assistant Coach: Patrick Boyle

Manager: Jennifer Ryan


Algonquin Women’s Soccer Team

Jenna King, Kirsten Skinner, Mariah Harper, Vanessa Cavanagh, Jasmine Short, Maddie Kelly, Andrianna Dmulchalsky, Mallory McQueen, Michelle Wilson, Melissa Gilligan, Becky Leese, Gabriela Mendoza-Saud, Georgia Iliopoulos, Hailey Martin, Maggie Draper, Darby Perry, Victoria Davis, Melissa Scissons, Bailey Gassler, Sarah Diamond, Courtney Gibbs, Jenna Robinson, Shalene Denovan

Head Coach: Domenic Olivieri


Ottawa South United Force U15 Girls Soccer Team

Ontario Player Development League Cup and OPDL Charity Shield Champions


University of Ottawa Synchro Team

National University Duet and Team Champions

Marie Albert, Madeleine Berry, Anna Broaders, Carlie Cholette, Emma English, Isabelle MacLean, Bridget Moore, Catherine Pouliot, Pamela Schroeder

Coach: Katie Simanzik


11-12 Team Team Lindsay Pinch

Charlotte Bouchard, Sonia Dunn, Sarah Lockie, Sally Ralph, Zoe Ratten, Erica Sibley, Brianna St.Cyr, Evelyn Wille

Coach: Lindsay Pinch


Go Captial Synchro 13-15 Provincial Team- Thunderstruck

Provincial Champions


Gabrielle Gillan, Nadia Loder, Maya Bell, Anastasia Bell, Evelyn Reindeau, Caroline Bouchard, Kate Berry, Maiya Saunders, Michaela Lowe

Coach: Sabrina Lekadir


Go Capital Synchro 13-15 Provincial Team- Bollywood

Provincial Champions


Ella Smith, Anna Tait, Carolyn Busnarda, Julie Clay, Frederique Desjardins, Lara Joslin-Lee, Melissa Pilon, Catherine Prystupa-Maule

Coach: Brittany Laroche


Go Capital Synchro 11-12 Provincial Team- Keys of Rock

Provincial Champions


Alexandra Gillan, Nanxi Jiang, Katarina Loder, Ashley Hallett, Emma Serson, Hana Lina Cvetanovic Lalovic, Lily Duc

Coach: Brooke Whitney


Carleton University Ravens Competitive Combo Team

Gold at Easterns and Nationals

Sydney Van Bakel, Sophia Brandt, Emma Edwards, Leah Murphy, Mackenzie Lafreniere, Ashley Bowers, Alyssa Smith, Natasha Tremblay, Kali Aggelopoulos

Coached by: Sandra Inglis and Erika Wagner


Phoenix Ultimate

CUC Bronze, Silver at Provincials

Nick Boucher , Kinley Gee, Luke Phelan, Paul Renaud, Khalid Al-Zahrani , Alec Arsenault, Mathew Berg, Alexandre Bernard , Geoff Bevan , Cooper Brotman, Kyle Cantal , Evan Cole, Leon Forest-Nault, Colin Froats, Colin Green , Jeremy Hill, Matt Hogel , Erik Hunter , Pierre Lemerie, Karl Loiseau , Laurent Loiseau, Jordan McGregor


Ignite Ottawa

Junior Nationals, Bronze

Bradley Cheer, Sebastien Labrecque, Andrew Leach, Alex Cameron, Benjamin Cheer, Evan Cheer, Samuel Dupont-Gratton, Mattia Fosco, Scott Graham, Dante LaFontaine, Chris Lay, Jessy Letourneau, Jake Lachhead, Ken Lorbetskie, James Moreira, Corben Peters, Calvin Richards-Deruchie, Ben Scott, Xander Sirois, Thomas Stanton, Matthew Stokes, Simon Walker, Ian Wallace, Eric Zhu


Ottawa Mavericks 18U Boys Volleyball Team

Ontario Champions


Louis-Riel Rebelles Boys Team

Ontario Champions

Antoine Ducharme, Vincent Ducharme, Olivier Ducharme, Francis Bessette, Jacob Matheson, Michaël Brisard, Luca Beaulieu, Maxime St-Denis, Noah Breeze

Head Coach: François St-Denis

Assistant-Coach: Patrick Fortin, Alexandre McLellan