The 2018 Awards Gala and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place Saturday September 29, at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, ON.
The evening began with our VIP Hall of Fame event, where we were honoured to have so many members join us in celebration of these tremendous inductees. Our eight Hall of Fame Inductees were presented with their pins, and given a chance to speak to their Induction.
Congratulations to each of this year’s inductees:
Syl Apps, Athlete
Borys Chambul, Athlete
Carmen Douma-Hussar, Athlete
Earl and Geordie Farrell, Builders
Neil Farrell, Builder
Helen Vasilic, Builder
Cornelius Walsh, Athlete
We hope you enjoyed yourself at the event. Please provide your feedback by filling out this short, 3-minute, survey. The survey will close on Friday October 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
As the evening progressed, we were so proud to have nearly 80 of our All-Ontarians in attendance with us. We recognized each of these athletes by welcoming them to the stage with the others from their event discipline, for a group photo. Congratulations to there, and our other, All-Ontarians. Check out who attended:
Karla Del Grande
Kate Van Buskirk
In addition to this year’s new All-Ontarian program, we also recognized other important members within our community. As we announced prior to the Gala, our special recognition award winners are as follows:
Officials of the Year: Ian Reid and Rick Watkins
Volunteers of the Year: Dave Mills and Chris Williams
Media of the Year: Canadian Running
Finally, we selected from our list of All-Ontarians, the top male and female athletes within each age category, to be named Athletes of the Year. The recipients are as follows:
U14 Female: Elise Sawyer
U14 Male: Isaiah Luke
U16 Female: Alexa Windle
U16 Male: Mark Skerl
U18 Female: Alexzandra Throndson
U18 Male: Myles Misener-Daley
U20 Female: Ashlan Best
U20 Male: Khamal Stewart-Baynes
Open Female: Brittany Crew
Open Male: Damian Warner
Female Para Track: Keegan Gaunt
Male Para Track: Joshua Cassidy
Female Para Field: Pamela Lejean
Male Para Field: Kevin Strybosch
Masters Female: Karla Del Grande
Masters Male: Chris Warburton
Congratulations again to all of our award winners, as well as are All-Ontarians, you all should be extremely proud of the incredible seasons you’ve had thus far. We are honoured that so many of you chose to attend the event and we hope that you had a fantastic evening, as we did.
You can find the link to our event’s Photo Album on our Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you next year, and we’ll see some of you at our provincial Cross Country Championships in just a few weeks!