Squash Canada Honours Those Who Make Canadian Squash Great

2017-06-16

Each year, during Squash Canada’s (SC) Annual General Meeting weekend held in Ottawa, SC hosts the Squash Canada Awards Evening – a time used to celebrate the year that was and honour those who give so much to the sport. 

This year, as our country celebrates a monumental milestone, the Squash Canada Awards Evening centered on the premise that, just like the world needs more Canada, Canada needs more squash.

In a room adorned in red and white, the air was filled with celebration as Squash Canada and representatives from across the country took time to celebrate those who make Canadian squash great. The Squash Canada Awards Evening is our time each year, to celebrate and honour some of the great achievements and incredible volunteers who give their time, effort and passion to developing and growing the game across the country.  From British Columbia to Newfoundland and everywhere in between, squash is driven by countless volunteers who Squash Canada and our provincial and territorial partners are honoured to recognize annually.

The 2017 Squash Canada Awards Evening featured 2 awards: the Certificate of Achievement and the Certificate of Appreciation.

Recipients on hand received their award presented by members of the SC Board of Directors, including Tournament Chair of the 2017 Canadian Men’s Team Championship, Ryan Morris and Elaine Glass, a long-time volunteer who has played an integral part to the growth of squash in Manitoba while she served as a Squash Manitoba board member, most recently as President of their board of directors.

 

Squash Canada would like to extend its sincere congratulations and appreciation to all the 2017 recipients. Thank you for all that you have done, all you continue to do and all you will do in the future – thank you for making Canadian squash great!

Complete list of 2017 Recipients

Certificate of Achievement: Recognizing significant ongoing contribution to squash in Canada at the Provincial/Territorial level

  • Lynne Grass – Squash BC
  • Bob Grose – Squash Alberta
  • Scott Mundle – Squash Manitoba
  • Maxym Leclair – Squash Quebec
  • Tom & Barb Hurlburt – Squash New Brunswick
  • Eric Hart – Squash Newfoundland
  • Jeff Hipfner – Squash Northwest Territories

Certificate of Appreciation: Recognizing the efforts of those who have made a significant contribution to the sport of squash in Canada

  • Rafik Bhaloo: Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships, Tournament Chair
  • Jeff Boag: Canadian Junior Squash Championships, Tournament Chair
  • Barbara Cooper: Canadian Squash Championships, Tournament Chair
  • Matt Easingwood: Canadian Junior, Tournament Chair
  • Maxym Leclair: Canadian Women’s Teams Championships, Tournament Chair
  • Ryan Morris: Canadian Men’s Teams Championships, Tournament Chair
  • Andrew Mount: Canadian University & College Squash Championships, Tournament Chair
  • Deb O’Neill: Canadian Doubles Squash Championships, Tournament Co-Chair
  • Patrick Ryding: Canadian Doubles Squash Championships, Tournament Co-Chair
  • Pat Richardson: Canadian Doubles Squash Championships, Tournament Co-Chair
  • Jeff Williams: Canadian Masters Teams Championships, Tournament Chair
  • Zal Davar: Canadian Men’s Teams Championships, Tournament Referee
  • Caroline De Vries: Canadian Masters Teams Championships, Tournament Referee
  • David Fishburn: Canadian University & College Squash Championships, Tournament Referee
  • Penny Glover: Canadian Women’s Teams Championships, Tournament Referee
  • Murray Harper: Canadian Junior, Tournament Referee
  • Tim Mallory: Canadian Doubles Squash Championships, Tournament Referee
  • Wayne Smith: Canadian Squash Championships, Tournament Referee
  • Tony Swift: Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships, Tournament Referee
  • Christina Yap: Canadian Junior Squash Championships, Tournament Referee
  • Jeff Deverill: Canadian Rankings major contributor & Tournament Software expert
  • Elaine Glass: President, Squash Manitoba (2014-16)
  • Eric Hart: President, Squash Newfoundland and Labrador (2016-17)
  • Jonathan Hill: Squash Professional and Junior Boys National Team Coach
  • Dave Howard: Chair, Squash Canada Officiating Committee
  • Seanna Keating: High Performance Committee member
  • John Kervin: Canadian Doubles Rankings Technical Advisor
  • Pat Toth: Vancouver Sports Central

ABOUT SQUASH CANADA
Founded in 1915, Squash Canada is a non-profit, national sport governing body responsible for the development of athletes, coaches and officials and sets the standards for Canadian squash. Squash Canada is a proud member of the Pan-American and World Squash Federations and participates in the Pan-American Championships, Commonwealth & Pan-Am Games as well as World Championships at the junior and senior level. Each year Squash Canada hosts nine national championships across the country and works with its provincial and territorial partners to promote the growth and development of squash across the country.  For more information, visit www.squash.ca.  Join the conversation, get social with squash – follow Squash Canada on Facebook and Twitter

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For more information:
Britany Gordon
Programs Manager, Squash Canada
(613) 228-7724 x202
britany.gordon@squash.ca

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