2011 Volunteer Recognition Awards

KSA's 23rd Annual Recognition Dinner

Updated Thursday February 16, 2017 by Kitchener Sports Association.

Tuesday, November 16, 2011 at the Edelweiss Tavern

Front row (l-r): Angus Cunningham (Region of Waterloo Swim Club), Bruce Young (KW Boys' Softball), Mandy Bujold (reigning Canadian Women's Boxing Champion with her gold medal from the Pan Am Games), Tom Clancy (recipient of the award for KSA), and Jim Wise (Sports for Special Athletes).

Middle row (l-r): Helen Wilson (South West Optimist T-Ball), Linda Clarke (Kitchener Ringette), Dorothy Hibbard (KW Olympic Field Hockey), Lauren Cloutier (Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy), Cheryl Gibbons (Sertoma Speed Skating), Donna Lloyd (Kitchener Rangers), Laura Brown (KW Predators Volleyball).

Back row (l-r): Rod Dunkel (Kitchener Minor Hockey), Mike Quigley (KW Youth Basketball), Jamie Diebolt (KW Minor Lacrosse), Guy Exley (Waterloo Region Track 3 Ski School), Kevin Harrington (KW Sports Council), Jason Laird (Kitchener Minor Baseball), Mark Tvrdon (KW Synchronized Swimming), Craig Kingston (Stars Orienteering), Neil Hendry (Kitchener Girls' Softball), Scott Craig (KW Water Polo), Philip Munz (Stanley Park Optimist T-Ball) and Bob McKillop (recipient of the award for KSA and event chair)

 (Absent: Lesley Germann - KW Skating Club) Nov. 16, 2011

Social at 6 p.m. - Seating at 6:30 p.m.
Roast Beef Dinner with wine
Guest Speaker:Tom Valcke
Mr. Valcke is President and CEO of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Marys Ontario. He was the technical director at the Seoul Olympics for baseball and also for the World Cup held at the Rogers Center plus a myriad of other things. He's also a volunteer coach.

Tom was KSA's special guest for this event and shared some time at the podium with Bob McKillop who chaired the event - and also received one of the Volunteer Recognition Awards himself for all the work is done helping the KSA over the years.

Followup: In 2012, Tom launched the  International Canadian Academy of Sports Excellence (iCASE).



Volunteer Award Recipients for 2011


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All volunteer award recipients and their presenters were dinner guests of KSA for this event.  Otheres were encouraged to attend in support as well  - adults $30 (included a full 3 course roast beef dinner, coffee/tea and a glass of wine) and children (12 and  under) were $10.  

In addition to being publicly acknowledged for their volunteer efforts, all recipients also received a commemorative plaque from KSA. It was truly a great evening.  Hope you'll join us next year - or maybe even help out!

Volunteer Recognition Program


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