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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 eights at the U23 World Championships, helping set a World Record.
Rowing individually, she won the single sculls race at the Ontario Provincial Trials, then teamed up with a partner 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 another silver at the CIS Championships.




Tyson, a standout player on the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team had a dream year in 2011 as his team won his team won their seventh national championship in a 9-year span.
Based upon his strong play during the 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, 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. He also played for Canada twice in 2011, winning silver with the Canadian men’s team at the 26th Summer Universiade and leading the team in scoring in 5 of their 7 games. He also suited up for Canada at the Pan Am Games in Mexico.



LYNNE Lynne Morrison Female Coach of the YearMORRISON

A coach with the Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club since 1990, 2011 was the culmination of many years' hard work for Lynne Morrison and her athletes. 
Four of her club's long-track athletes earned eight of the highly-sought positions on Team Ontario for the Canada Winter Games, which act as a major stepping stone to the national team and Olympics. Lynne coached Team Ontario at the Canada Winter Games, as well as Canada Cups and junior nationals. 
Also acting as a club program coordinator on top of her coaching duties, Lynne's dedication to young speed skaters is that much more appreciated coming as a volunteer.



Dave Smart Male Coach of YearDAVE SMART

In 2011, Dave Smart and his Carleton University Men’s Basketball Team returned to Halifax and captured their seventh CIS National Championship in nine years by defeating Trinity Western University of British Columbia. The team had a 34-1 record against CIS teams in 2011, was ranked number one in Canada for all 14 weeks and went 3-0 at the Canadian Championships.
Dave also was named the Head Coach of Canada’s men’s entry at the Pan Am Games and took along with him three of the Ravens.
Dave once again demonstrated his abilities to recruit outstanding talent, and get the most out of all his players. With such a talented line-up, Dave learned to balance court time and bring along younger players, while allowing the experienced players to shine. He has also worked as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Team. Over Dave’s time at Carleton, he has won over 85% of the games.



Rachel Homan Curling Female Team of YearTEAM HOMAN OTTAWA CURLING CLUB RINK

In their first season out of the junior ranks, the Ottawa Curling Club rink skipped by Rachel Homan made a major splash in the women's tour, becoming the youngest team to ever win the Ontario Scotties provincial championship. 
Along with lead Lisa Weagle, second Alison Kreviazuk and third Emma Miskew, Team Homan also became the youngest team to ever reach the playoff round at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where they fell in the semi-final to champion Amber Holland and wound up fourth overall. 
With top World Curling Tour results from events in Red Deer, Grand Prairie and Brockville, Team Homan is working hard to make their dream of competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics come true.



Carleton Ravens Men's Basketball Male Team of YearCARLETON RAVENS MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

The Carleton Ravens men's basketball team was again unstoppable in 2011, winning its seventh CIS national university championship in 9 years. 
The Ravens outscored their opponents by an average of 37 points per game in a perfect 15-0 regular season and went 34-1 overall against CIS opponents. They beat the Trinity Western Spartans 82-59 in the championship game to cap their dominant season where they were ranked #1 every week.
Several Carleton players also represented Canada internationally in 2011 – CIS athlete of the year Tyson Hinz and Cole Hobin, who helped Canada to a silver medal at the World University Games and also appeared at the Pan American Games along with Philip Scrubb and coach Dave Smart.
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, managers are Aaron Blakely and Ben Ryan.



Rick Sennott Mayor's CupRichard T. (Rick) Sennott

Many of us know Rick Sennott for his two decades in the role of Executive Director of the Ottawa District Hockey Association.  Others know Rick as the kid from West Ottawa who played hockey for St Francis D’Assise School.
Ottawa knows Rick Sennott as a man who has given 52 years of dedication to the greater Ottawa community. Since the age of 16 in 1960, 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. Added to these honours now is the 2011 Ottawa Sports Awards Mayor’s Cup for Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Ottawa.



Jim Ward Lifetime Achievement Award Techincal OfficialJim Ward

Jim Ward is now 76 years old, and has been refereeing for 60 years – since he turned 16.
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 of play.
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 ladies LPGA Dumaurier Classic.



John Leroux (Son) Lifetime Acheivement Award VolunteerJohn Leroux

John Leroux has been an active participant in the Stittsville sports scene for half a century, and is indeed the most recognizable person at any ball field or rink in Stittsville and Goulbourn.
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 ball in 1970 with a bantam girls’ 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 ball, which he continued to do for many years.
Oldtimers’ hockey is really where John Leroux made his lasting mark. As founder of the Stittsville Merchant Selects, he began 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 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.



Don Lyon Lifetime Achievement Award CoachingDon Lyon

Don Lyon took a job teaching skiing at Mont Tremblant in the 1960’s. He did this while also competing for three years on the professional ski tour, and also played with the Ottawa Sooners. He even paddled his way to a Gold medal finish at the Canadian national Championships.
He began coaching with the National Capital Division as a ski coach, and this was the start of a long career with the Canadian Ladies National Ski Team, including years as National Team Head Coach.
From such modest beginnings, “Lyon’s Lions” were born. The list of athletes he coached is remarkable;
–1974 World championship Silver medallist Betsey Clifford (herself a former Ottawa Sports Awards winner)
–1976 Olympic Champion Kathy Keiner
–1982 world champion Gerry Sorensen
–5-time World Cup Gold medallist Laurie Graham
–1986 Furano World Cup Winner Liisa Sarijarvi
–Double Olympic medallist and World silver Medallist Karen Percy
–Olympic Champion and 1992 Athlete of the Year Kerrin Lee-Gartner
–1993 World champion Kate Pace-Lindsay
In all, 17 World Cup golds, 4 Olympic medals, 2 world championships.
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 three-time winner of the CAC Coaching Excellence Award.
Don Lyon now joins the honoured list of coaches who have been awarded the Ottawa Sports Awards Lifetime Trophy for Coaching. A good old Ottawa boy who travelled the world and came home to roost.



Carolyn Waldo Lifetime Achievement Award MediaCarolyn Waldo

Carolyn Waldo’s career started in the pool and for the last 22 years, she has been the successful sports broadcaster we see every week on CTV Ottawa.
On top of being Canada’s flag bearer at the 1988 Olympics, Carolyn is a 6-time World champion, 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.
Competing as a synchronized swimmer, Carolyn won 2 silver medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 2 gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
And all that to set the stage for a successful career with CTV. Many of the honoured athletes at the Sports Awards banquet 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 with over 20 years of television broadcasting, and with deep roots in the community, Carolyn Waldo has focused on our community athletes.
She now also works as a motivational speaker, providing uplifting and entertaining presentations for audiences, with a slant towards our youthful athletes, while continuing at CTV Ottawa. She works with the Ottawa 67’s Champion for Education program, educating kids about goal-setting and bullying.
It’s fitting as Carolyn Waldo receives the Ernie Calcutt, Eddie McCabe, Brian Smith Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Media that we remember she worked with “Smitty”, who would be honoured to see her accomplishment.


 Ottawa Fury and Ottawa Lions Track and Field Clubs - Amateur Club of the Year TIE


Ottawa Fury Soccer Club


For almost a decade, the Fury has been the leading North American soccer club at both the youth and senior levels. 
2011 was another for the record books. In an unprecedented year of achievement, the Fury won a remarkable number of trophies. 
But the Fury doesn’t just produce soccer players, it produces champions.
It has become internationally recognized for its coaching, competition, medical and scholarship support –and its development of youth through its ‘School of Excellence’ and ‘First touch’ program.
As Ottawa looks to get a pro soccer team, the Fury will be front and centre. (See below for more details)

Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club


The Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club continued its winning ways last year. It produced champion after champion. In fact, you might call this team a “dynasty.” 
It has over 21 national titles, 30 provincial champions and hundreds of medals and honours. (See below for more details)






ARCHERY- P Peter Garrett ArcheryETER GARRETT

 Peter won for the fourth consecutive year, the Provincial 3D Championships, the Provincial Indoor Championships, the National Indoor Championships and the National 3D Championships in the Barebow division.
In March of 2011, he finished a very respectable 5th out of 250 archers at the World Indoor Championships and in Sept. of that year, he won a gold for Canada while competing as a member of the Canadian Team 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 (Mother) Athletics SULTANA FRIZELL

Sultana, a member of the Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club and National 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 hammer 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 that 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.


Joseph, a 23 year old badminton player, finished 2011 as the #1 ranked  player in Canada in singles competitions. At the Senior National Championships, he was a finalist 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.


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, 9 of them being home runs during 33 games. He ended the season with 70 RBI’s.
While pitching for his team, he posted a 7-1 record out of his 9 starts, striking out 68 batters in 38 innings pitched. Demi won the home run derby at the Canadian Championships, pitched a 6-inning, 13-strikeout game and hit 4 home runs in the seven games he played for a tournament leading .615 batting average.


Tyson, a standout player on the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team had a dream year in 2011 as his team won his team won their seventh national championship in a 9-year span.
Based upon his strong play during the 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, 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. He also played for Canada twice in 2011, winning silver with the Canadian men’s team at the 26th Summer Universiade and leading the team in scoring in 5 of their 7 games. He also suited up for Canada at the Pan Am Games in Mexico.


With four podium finishes from events in Jericho, VT and Lake Placid, NY, Erikka placed third overall in the youth women's North American Cup Series. This 19-year-old from Kanata won the sprint event in Jericho and also earned a seventh-place result from the Canadian championships.

BOBSLEIGCody Sorensen (Father) BobsleighH- CODY SORENSEN

This former track star has made the transition to bobsleighing, 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 Canada-1 sled to join his team as one of the brakemen.
Last season Cody collected four World Cup medals, plus a world championship bronze in the combined bobsleigh and skeleton team event and has continued competing for Canada’s top sled this year. He is a repeat winner of our award, having won last year.


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. 
Erica will wear the colours of Ontario at the National Championships to be held in Nova Scotia.

BOWLING (5 Rejean Menard Bowling (5 Pin)PIN)- REJEAN MENARD

Rejean was a member of the bowling team from Ottawa 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.

BOWLICheryl  Daly Bowling (10 Pin)NG (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 rolling games of 254, 258, 277 and a 279. Cheryl also attained 3 games total series scores of 692, 696 and an unbelievable 735, an exceptional performance.

BOWLINGJoelle Russell Bowling (Lawn) (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 champion in both singles and pairs.
She completed a very successful season by winning tournaments in Peterborough, Kingston and London, plus many local events. She was also a member of the team that captured the Southeast USA Regional Championships played in Florida.


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 back winning 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 Boys’ team, earning him his well-deserved nickname.

CANOE/KAKristin Gauthier (Father) Canoe/Kayak (Sprint)YAK (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, she raced in the Kayak Four crew that won the 2011 Pan American Games gold medal for their event.
She has competed at 7 senior world championships, the 2008 Olympics, and has won 24 gold medals in K-1, K-2 and K-4 races at Canadian Championships.

CANOE/KAYJohn Hastings (Friend) Canoe/Kayak (Whitewater)AK (WHITEWATER)- JOHN HASTINGS

John is a repeat winner of the award for this sport, having won last year. He continues to be a member of the Ottawa River Runners Club and also is part of the RBC Olympian program in Ottawa.
In 2011, he ranked 12th at the World Championships held in Bratislava 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 to be held in London.


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 performances.
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.
This 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- RRachel Homan (Brother) CurlingACHEL HOMAN

This 22 year old curler has been curling for 18 years. A recent graduate from the U of O, she now works as a personal trainer when she is not on the curling ice. She is now curling in the women’s senior division, which puts her team against the best teams in Canada and the World.
In 2011, Rachel’s team won the Ontario Scotties, then made a great reputation for themselves at the National Scotties when this rookie team made the playoffs and finished fourth.
She also 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 Ottawa Curling Club women’s team travels the country playing the big tournaments: semi-finalists in Red Deer, Alberta; runner-up at the Shorty Jenkins Classic in Brockville, Ontario; runner-up at the Grey Powers Players in Grand Prairie, Alberta.
Her team is working hard to make their dream of competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics come true.

CYCLING- ALAlex Cataford (Mother) CyclingEX CATAFORD

Alex, a resident of Ottawa, attends Queens University in Kingston. As a cyclist, Alex races in both road and track events. He dominated the track scene in 2011, earning first place finishes in: the Junior Men’s Team pursuit at the Canadian Championships, the Junior Men’s Pursuit at the Canadian Championships, the Junior Men’s Scratch Race Canadian Championship and the Junior Men’s Points Race Canadian Championship.
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 competing in road races, Alex won the National Road Championship in the Junior Men’s Road Time Trial by a 22-second margin.


This young diver, age 11, dives for the Nepean Ottawa Diving Club. He made the Canadian Junior National Diving Team at this young age and had a remarkable season, becoming a 2-time Quebec Provincial Champion, a 3-time Ontario Provincial Champion, a 2-time Junior National Champion and a Junior Pan American Games medalist.
Specializing in the 1M, 3 M and tower dives, he won the Outstanding Diver Award at many competitions in 2011.


Kelleigh is a member of the Ottawa Fencing Club. She finished 22nd at the 2011 senior world championships and was a member of the Canadian Team that finished 8th. Both results were the best ever in Canadian Fencing in women’s foil. She is a repeat winner of this award.
FIGURE SKATING- LISA NASU-YU: Lisa, a member of the Minto Skating Club, was the 2011 BMO Eastern Ontario Sectionals Pre Novice Ladies Skating Champion.
She then went on to skate brilliantly winning a silver medal at the 2011 BMO Eastern/Western Challenge Skating Championships, earning her a spot on the Ontario Team for the 2011 Canada Winter Games held in Halifax.
There, she topped off her season winning the gold medal and the Pre Novice Ladies Crown. Lisa also qualified to compete in the 2012 Canadian Championships.


Joselyn, a member of the Nepean Nighthawks Field Hockey Team, also plays for University of Maine BlackBears where she is in the senior year of her scholarship.
The Earl of March Secondary School grad 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. 

Darren Roffey (Coach) Football (Aussie)FOOTBALL (AUSTRALIAN) - DARREN ROFFEY

Darren was the winner of the Ottawa Swans Best and Fairest Award for the second consecutive year. This honour is determined by awarding points to the top 3 players after each game during the 14 game season.
Darren amassed the greatest number of points by being judged the best while not receiving any suspensions or breaching any rules of the game.  He scored 35 points for the Swans in 2011 and played in his 50th league game.


FOOTBALLTyler Crapigna (Father) 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 finds himself at McMaster University where he stars as their kicker.
A First Team All-Canadian in 2011, he fought off the flu during the playoffs and kicked his team to a CIS Vanier Cup Championships win (41-38) in double overtime with a 20-yard field goal. He also kicked 4 out of the 6 he attempted during the game.
It was a great moment for Tyler as he had missed a kick on the last play of the game failing to win the game during regulation play but he made good on his next chance.

Paige Belaire Football (Touch)FOOTBALL (TOUCH)- PAIGE BELAIR

The sport of 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 girls’ touch football 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, enabling the team to score 192 season points. A two way player, Paige also played defense when needed helping her team give up only 20 points during the season.


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 U-16 age players from New York, Chicago and San Francisco, this young halfback excelled helping Canada reach the semi-finals in this high level competition.
Luc gives back to his sport by helping coach younger players and working at the club’s summer camp.


Susan plays out of the Rideau View Country Club where she is the reigning 2011 Female Club Champion. In 2011, Susan was the winner of 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 clubmate to win the OVGA Four Ball- Best Ball Championship.
She also set a new course record carding a 66 at the Anderson Links Course. To cap off 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.

GYMNASTTaylor Pyefinch Gymnastics (Artistic)ICS (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, helping her team to an all-around gold medal.
After placing second 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, a silver on the vault and a bronze on the bars.
This effort won her team the all-around gold medal and earned Taylor the crown as Eastern Canadian Champion.


Tenzin has been doing 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 RG Provincial Group Champion’s titles in 2011.

Claudia Bergeron Hockey (Ball)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 her own team, the Nordikss, she led her team winning the League Championships and the Vanier Tournament.
Joining the Vanier United team, she helped them win the Canadian Championships and a spot in the 2012 nationals to be held in Edmonton. In the ball hockey off-season, Claudia is a force to reckoned with as the assistant captain of the Carleton University women’s ice hockey team.

HOCKETyler Toffoli Hockey (Ice)Y (ICE)- TYLER TOFFOLI

Tyler plays for the Ottawa 67’s major junior hockey team of the OHL. In the 2010-2011 season, he tied for the scoring title with 108 points but led the league in scoring with 57 goals in the 68 games he played.
This second round draft pick of the Los Angeles kings has continued his torrid streak as at the Christmas break of the 2011-2012 season, Tyler was leading the OHL scoring in goals with an amazing 30 in 31 games. He saw action in the playoffs in the American Hockey League in 2011 and scored more goals at that level.


Marc Dorion is one of Canada’s best sledge hockey players. Paralyzed by spinal bifida at an early age, Marc found success in the sport of sledge hockey and this sport has taken him around the world a few times.
He was an Olympic Champion by the age of 16, winning a gold medal with the National Team at the Torino Games. 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.


Tony, a 4th degree black belt and a 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.
He gives back to his club by teaching and coaching others. Tony is a repeat winner of this award for judo.

Dan Lapensee (Teammate) LacrosseLACROSSE- DAN LAPENSEE

Dan is a 5th-year player and captain with the Gloucester Griffins Jr. B lacrosse club. In 2011, he played 19 games with this team, 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.

Melanie McCann Modern PentathalonMODERN PENTATHLON- MELANIE McCANN

Melanie 22, graduated in 2010 from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. She is a member of Canada’s National Team who now lives and trains in Ottawa. She has been competing for 8 years in Modern Pentathlon, a sport that combines fencing, swimming, equestrian, running and laser pistol shooting all in a one-day competition.

In 2011, she won the Ontario Provincials, Canadian Nationals and qualified for the Pan Am team where she finished 4th which officially qualified her for the 2012 Summer Olympis in London in July 2012.  

She also competed in World Cup events in Italy, Hungary, China and the USA and is ranked #36 in the world.


Eric, 22, is a 10-year member of the Ottawa Orienteering Club who in 2011 won gold in the senior competitions in the middle distance (4.6 km) and a bronze in the sprint (3 km) during 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 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.


Jason, a blind runner, is a member of the Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club. He had an awesome year in 2011, winning a gold medal in the T11 800 metres and a 4th in the 1500 m at the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) World Championships.
At the Parapan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico, Jason finished second in the 1500 m and 3rd in the 5000 m.
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 our Male Athlete of the Year Award.


Kelsey, an Ottawa resident and student at Wilfrid Laurier University, won a silver medal at the Ontario Provincial 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 Feb. 2011, she captained the Ontario Ringette team at the Winter Canada Games held in Halifax, winning gold.


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 eights at the U23 World Championships, helping set a World Record.
Rowing individually, she won the single sculls race at the Ontario Provincial Trials, then teamed up with a partner 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 another silver at the CIS Championships.


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 English 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.

Yves Sikubwabo Running (Cross Country)RUNNING (CROSS COUNTRY)- YVES SIKUBWABO

This Glebe Collegiate Institute student and member of the Ottawa Lions Track Club was unbeatable in high school races in 2011 as he won both the senior boys’ 1500 m and 3000 m at the OFSAA Championships held in Sudbury in June.
He followed this up by winning the senior boys’ cross country running title here in Ottawa in Nov. 2011.
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. He has been offered over 20 scholarships to various universities and is a repeat winner of this award.

Leah Larocque Running (Road Racing)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 won 4 first place finishes including; 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.

Rob Frost (Father) SailingSAILING- 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 Heinekein 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 London Summer Olympics.

Aaron Wong-Sing Sailing (Able Sail)SAILING (ABLE SAIL)- AARON WONG-SING

In 2011, Aaron achieved a bronze medal podium finish 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.


In 2011, Brad demonstrated exceptional marksmanship in the sport of “American Skeet Shooting”. He won numerous 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 thousands of other shooters throughout the world, breaking 798 out of 800 birds for an amazing 0.9975 average.

Victoria Stevens (Mother) Skiing (Alpine)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 this 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 Cup Overall 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 GS and downhill, she was able to compete on the World Cup circuit in four speed events.


A member of the Kanata Racers CC Ski Team, Margarita has been skiing since childhood. She is legally blind so competes in the para-nordic events.
In 2011, she won gold medals at the Canada Winter Games held in Halifax in the 2.5 km, the 5 km and the sprint races. Margarita has also competed on the international circuit, having raced in World Cup events in Europe, Canada and the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver. She works as a translator with Public works and Government Services Canada.

Thomas Duffy Skiing (Freestyle)SKIING (FREESTYLE)- THOMAS DUFFY

This 15 year Ottawa native, who began skiing at the age of 21 months, has been competing in freestyle skiing for 4 years.
While representing the Camp Fortune Ski Resort, Thomas won a gold medal in moguls at the Ontario Provincial Junior Championships and added an 11th place finish in Slopestyle.
He competed at the Junior Nationals and the 2011 Canadian Series, gaining valuable experience towards his dream of making the Ontario Team, the National Team and maybe the Olympic Team.


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 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.


Quincy was the 2011 Canada Winter Games gold medalist in the women's halfpipe event. In February 2011, Korte-King made her World Cup debut at age 15, finishing 13th in the women's slopestyle event at Stoneham.
She competed at the 2011 Junior World Championships that were held in Italy, and also competed in this month’s inaugural Youth Olympic Games, where she placed 5th in halfpipe and 7th in slopestyle. This Ottawa native attends the world-renowned Stratton Mountain School in Vermont to stay close to her sport.

Christina Julien (Coach) SoccerSOCCER- CHRISTINA JULIEN

In 2011, Christina Julien emerged as a starter on the national women's soccer team, playing every important minute and scoring two goals en route to a gold medal at the Pan Am Games.
This 23 year old striker was also part of Canada's 2011 Women's World Cup team and was selected to play in the Olympic qualification tournament, which is currently taking place in Vancouver.
When she wasn't with the national team, Julien also appeared for the Ottawa Fury W-League team that went undefeated during the regular season and reached the championship final.


Grace played this season with the Mississauga North Tigers, a team that competes 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 University of Ottawa 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 while playing in her rookie year. She is a repeat winner of this award.


Meagan had a great season in 2011 that saw her win 4 gold medals in swimming at the World Special Olympics Summer Games held in Athens, Greece. Her victories came in the 100 m butterfly, 200 m breaststroke, the 200 m IM and the medley relay.
This member of the Greater Ottawa Kingfish Swim Club also competed at the World Global Games held in Geno, Italy and the Parapan American Games held in Mexico. For all of her efforts in 2011, she was selected the Special Olympics Female Athlete of the Year by Special Olympics Ontario.

Ivanie Blondin (Father) Speed Skating (Long Track)SPEED SKATING (LONG TRACK)- IVANIE BLONDIN

Ivanie is a 14 year member of the Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club who has 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.
Currently this 21 year old is ranked 6th in the 1500m, 3rd in the 3000m and 5000m in Canada. She had many excellent results in 2011 as she continues her transition to long track including a 7th place finish in the first-ever mass start race at a World Cup.
Ivanie has been our winner in short track speed skating numerous times but this is her first win in long track skating.

Vincent De Haitre Speed Skating (Short Track)SPEED SKATING (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. He picked up a second place finish at the very competitive Ontario Team Trials, finishing behind 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.

Kyle Ogilvie (Coach) SquashSQUASH- 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 age rankings.
The highlight of his season was winning all 7 of his matches at the Ontario Team Championships, which enabled his Ottawa-based team to earn an upset victory for the Squash Ontario Junior Team Title.


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 got to represent Ontario in the solo competition at this event, gaining valuable international experience.

Matt Hawes (John Hawes) Swimming SWIMMING- MATT HAWES

Once again, Matt has dominated the sport of swimming keeping his string of wins at our annual banquet going since 2008. In 2011, swimming for the U of O, he was the OUA swimmer of the year with wins in 4 events at the OUA Championships, followed by a first and a second at the CIS Championships in the 200 m and 100 m backstroke races.
Matt continued his great season with: first place finishes at the Ontario Cup in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke, a first in the 100 m Canada Cup and silver in the 200 m, and another gold and silver at the World Aquatic Championships Trials.
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.


Mo was born in China but now lives and trains in Ottawa. She competed, representing Canada, in 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 held in Mexico. This win was very important as it qualified Mo to play in the upcoming 2012 London Summer Olympics.
This very determined athlete has won our award for her sport in previous years. Mo is currently training in Milan, Italy, where she plays in their National League. A National Team member since 2002, she currently ranks 133 in the World.



Kayla, a John McCrae Secondary School student, is an all-round athlete that just happens to be a Junior World Champion in taekwon-do.
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 girls’ class, with victories in the shot put, discus and javelin. Kayla is giving back to her sport by leading classes and coaching younger athletes.


Edward is a 17 year old junior tennis player from Ottawa who now trains at the new Canadian national training centre located in Montreal.
In 2011, he was 126th in world junior rankings and played in 14 tournaments, winning 9 matches. He has been a previous winner of our award for tennis.


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 despite two crashes during the bike portion of the race.
The OUA’s Rookie of the Year, Joanna 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 exceptional feat in an Olympic year.

Adam Simac (Father) VolleyballVOLLEYBALL- ADAM SIMAC

This Orleans native and graduate of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School is the starting middle blocker on Canada’s national team.
Adam 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 League in 2012.
In order to keep his skills sharp during the winter season, Adam is playing in the top league of the German circuit.

John Conway (Mother) Water PoloWATER POLO- JOHN CONWAY

This Ottawa 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. 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.


The owner of every Canadian title available to her, 2011 brought Alejandra to a new level in wrestling.
This Tsunami Academy athlete became the first athlete from the region to capture high school and club provincial championships, a national title and qualify for the cadet world championships through the Canadian team trials in the same year.
Alejandra placed fifth at the cadet worlds in Hungary and will have another chance to improve on that result this year in her last year of eligibility at the level.




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 Nordic Ski TeamCARLETON UNIVERSITY MEN’S NORDIC SKI TEAM

This team defended both its titles 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, assisted by Rob MacDonald.


This team had a 34-1 record against CIS opponents in 2011, was ranked #1 in Canada for all 14 weeks, went 3-0 at the CIS Championships, winning its 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 RobSmart Jr., Dean Petridis, Shawn MacCleery and Danny Naoufal. The team therapist is Bruce Marshall, managers are Aaron Blakely and Ben Ryan.


This team won the Ontario Junior Men’s Championships and so qualified for the nationals where they won a silver medal.
Team members are: Mat Camm, Scott Howard, David Mathers and Andrew Hamilton.


They won the Ontario Masters Men’s Championships. Team members include: Layne Noble, Rick Bachand, Randy Garland and Cal Hegge.


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.


In their rookie season on the women’s tour, this team won the Ontario Scotties (Ontario championships) and lost a heartbreaker at the nationals, where they placed fourth.
Team members are: Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle.


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.

Carleton University Ravens Men's Water Polo TeamCARLETON UNIVERSITY RAVENS MEN’S WATER POLO TEAM

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, assisted by Bill Meyer.


This team won the Ontario Cricket Association (OCA) Elite Championships. They were undefeated in tournament play
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.


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.


These paddlers won gold medals at the Canadian Championships:
–Madeline Schmidt- Midget K-1 200m and 6000m.
–Cameron Marcus & Ben Tardioli – Junior C-2 500m
–Cameron Marcus, Ben Tardioli, Ian Acelvari, Ian Mortimer – Junior C-4 1000m
–Gabrielle Paull, Emily Raymond, Victoria Tuttle, Lucy Wainwright – Open K-4 200m
–Tom DesBrisay – Open K-1 (I.D.) 200m
–Tara Pahwa & Tom DesBrisay – Open Mixed K-2 (I.D.) 200m


This team of 13-14 year olds won the Ontario Junior Little League Championships. They enjoyed a 32-5 record in 2011 including a third place finish 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.


This team won the 2011 Canadian 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.


This team was 3rd at the Provincials but when on to win the Canadian 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.

Ottawa Lions Track and Field ClubOTTAWA LIONS TRACK & FIELD CLUB

This powerful club won an exceptional number of Team Titles in 2011 to again be the dominant club provincially and nationally:
–National Senior Club Champions (Open Age Division)
–National Junior Club Champions (Under Age 20)
–National Youth Club Champions (Under Age 18)
–Ontario Overall Club Division Champions
–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 win National Championship gold medals:
–Senior Men’s 4x100 m 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.
–Under 18 Girl’s 4x100m Relay: Charifa Labarang, Tania Bambi, Victoria McIntyre, Shelani Fernando. Their time of 47.84 set a new National Youth Club Record and National Championship Record.
–Under 18 Boys 4x400m Relay: Corey Burchill, Denray Jean- Jacques, Daniel Desgroseilliers, Sebastien Saville. Their time of 3:23.47 set a new National Youth Club Record and National Championship Record.
–Under 16 Youth Boys 4x100m Relay: Emanuel Couture-Tremblay, Isaac St.Louis, Matt Bedard, Liam Moore. A National Championship Record.
–Under 16 Youth Girls Medley Relay: Alexandra Telford, Alexandra Chiarelli, Lindsay Spoerri,  Alanna Shearman. A National Championship Record.
The Lions had 20 relay teams win Ontario Championships:
–Senior Women 4x100m relay: Alannah McBride, Charlotte Gardiner, Elyssa Loewen, Julia Tousaw.
–Senior Men 4x100m relay: Michael Robertson, Oluseyi Smith, Oluwasegun Makinde, Richard Adu-Bobie.
–Senior Women 4x200m relay: Charifa Labarang, Shelani Fernando, Bridget Hayes, Julia Tousaw.
–Senior Women 4x400m relay: Julia Tousaw, Reba Timbrell, Fiona Callender, Clara Moore.
–Senior Men 4x400m relay: Cameron Smithers, Gordon Frenke, Denray Jean- Jacques,  Michael  Robertson.
–Senior Women 4x800m relay: Fiona Callender, Lindsay Kary, Erin O’Higgins, Emma Galbraith.
–Senior Men 4x800m relay: Cody Boast, Shane Kelly, Stuart McGregor, Adam Palamar.
Senior Women Sprint  Medley relay: Fiona Callender, Johanna Dobransky, Leashia Minott, Samantha Murphy.
–Senior Men Sprint Medley relay: Corey Burchill, Shane Kelly, Andrew Dionne, Kyle Mackie.
–Senior Women Distance Medley relay: Ruth Burrowes, Erin O’Higgins, Clara Moore, Julia Nikonorova.
–Senior men Distance Medley relay: Cody Boast, Shane Kelly, Stuart McGregor, Adam Palamar.
–Junior Men 4x400m relay: Codie Primeau, Nic Smallwood, Shayne Morin, Kieran Day.
–Junior Men 4x800m relay: Seb Saville, Kieran Day, Mohamed Souleiman, Alex Hutton.
–Junior Women Sprint Medley Relay: Evelyn Scott, Emery Terrell, Tracey Edwards, Emma Galbraith.
–Youth Girls 4x800m relay: Shannon Walton, Erin O’Higgins, Lindsay Kary, Emma Galbraith.
–Midget Girls 4x100m relay: Alexandra Chiarelli, Lindsay Spoerri, Lia Hendricks, Nathalie Lucien.
–Midget Boys 4x100m relay: Emmanuel Couture-Tremblay, Issac  St-Louis, Matthew Bedard, Liam Moore.
–Bantam Girls 4x100m relay: Lindsay MacMillan, Katarina Canaj, Briana Sewell, Colle Thompson.
–Bantam Girls 4x200m relay: Leah Burchill, Katarina Canaj, Briana Sewell, Colle Thompson.
–Bantam Girls 4x800m relay: Caitlin Horley, Julia Cawthorn, Talia Brennan, Olivia Gaudet.


This club won 3 championships.
–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.
–National Master’s Men’s 40 Champions: Dave Kary, Brian O’Higgins, Simon Shearman and Mike Day.


This 2-man team of Alex Oneid and Rex Fenton won the U21 National Beach Volleyball Championships.

C.D.T.B.A. Ottawa Two - BowlingC.D.T.B.A. OTTAWA TWO

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.


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.


This club won numerous championships in 2011. Ontario champions:
–Masters Mixed D Double – Maureen MacEvoy & Tom Norris
–Under 19 Women Quadruple Sculls – Nia King, Lia Richardson, Shannon King, Marlow de Paul
–Senior Lightweight Men Quadruple Sculls – Matthew Fourier, Andrew Todd, Elijah Macaluso, Dylan Harris
–Under 23 Lightweight Women Single Sculls – Lilianne Page
–Under 23 Women Quadruple Sculls – Andrea Ernesaks, Marika Kay, Emma Lehmberg, Elise Hoffmann
–Under 19 Men Pair – Joe Kunkel, Paul Steneker
–Under 19 Men Single Sculls – Matt Christie.
National club champions at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta:
–Masters Men A Single – Tim Ensom; Masters Men C Single- Mark Chapman
–Masters Men E Single – Kevin Mark
–Masters Mixed D Double – Barb Myslinski, Kevin Mark
–Senior Lightweight Men Quadruple Sculls – Matthew Fournier, Andrew Todd, Elijah Macaluso, Dylan Harris
–Senior Lightweight Men Pair – Andrew Todd, Elijah Macaluso
–Senior  Lightweight Women Pair – Lauren Wells, Jenna Pelham.
National Rowing Champions (elite championships):
–Kate Goodfellow (Ontario Team Member) Under 23 Women’s Pairs
World rowing under-23 champions:
–Women’s Eight – Kate Goodfellow & Sarah Black
World Rowing Championships:
–Silver Medal, Senior Women Eight – Cristy Nurse
–Silver Medal, Adaptive Leg Trunk Arms Coxed Four (LTA4+) – David Blair


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.


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.


2011 was an outstanding year for the Ottawa Fury Soccer Club. With three New England Division-champion boys’ teams and all of its teams advancing to the league finals tournament, the Fury boys’ program was ranked #1 in North America in the United Soccer Leagues Super-Y League. The Fury also sent two girls’ teams to the Super-Y finals, while the W-League women’s team recorded its first undefeated regular season in club history and continued that run all the way to the league championship final where they settled for silver.


–U13 Boys: Ottawa Fury U13 Soccer
This team won the USL New England Division Championship with an undefeated regular season record.
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, the OSA Male Coach of the Year  for 2010. Ros Aylward served as the manager.
–U15 Boys: Ottawa Fury U15 Soccer
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.
–U16 Boys: Ottawa Fury U16 Soccer
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.
–W-League: Ottawa Fury Women's League Soccer
This team won the USL 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, Melisa 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.


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 been Canadian Champions 3 times and a finalist twice. They play in a men’s league in the Ottawa Nepean 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 Titans U18 Women's Water Polo TeamOTTAWA TITANS 18U WOMEN’S WATER POLO TEAM

This team dominated the Ontario Championships winning the title for the 4th consecutive year. They also were finalists at the Canadian National 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 Titans U18 Men's Water Polo TeamOTTAWA TITANS 18U 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.

University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Women's Ultimate TeamUNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA GEE-GEES WOMEN’S ULTIMATE TEAM

This team won the 2011 Eastern University National 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, Micaela 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.


This team was 2011 Squash Ontario provincial junior champions.
Team members included: Gabby Renaud, Jamie Nelson, Maya Crististomos, Alina D’Asti, Franco Patry, Charlie Loo, Josh Renaud and Kyle Ogilve. Coaches were Alex Cornett and Johnny Wilson.


–YVES SIKUBWABO – Senior Boys Cross Country Running
–YVES SIKUBWABO – Senior Boys Track-and-Field 1500 m & 3000 m
–JULIA STILLE – Senior Girls Track-and-Field Triple Jump
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