Carbonear recognizes athletes, volunteers
The Town of Carbonear hosted its annual award ceremonies June 13 at the Carbonear Recreation Complex where some 60 athletes, volunteers and supporters gathered to congratulate this year’s recipients.
The past year demonstrated exceptional talent in the athletic categories since the town was cohost of the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games. As a result, the team of the year was awarded to every Carbonear participant for the Summer Games team.
Other awards included male and female athlete of the year, male and female volunteer of the year, the 1992 Summer Games scholarship award and an induction into the town’s sports hall of fame.
The following are the 2012 award recipients:
Unavailable photo for Dylan Hoben, junior male athlete of the year. Hoben was a star swimmer with Poseidon Swim Club. He competed at the Gander Lakers provincial development meet in 2012 and captured a first place finish in all eight of his events. He also won a bronze medal at the Summer Games for swimming in the 100 metre individual medley competition.
Carbonear athletes from the 2012 Summer Games team were honoured with the Team of the Year award for the dedication and determination to athletics and for their professionalism during the games. Cameron King (holding plaque on right) accepted the award on behalf of the team.
Melvin Garland (right) is a long-term volunteer firefighter with the town’s fire brigade. He also has given his time to organizations like The Angel Fund and the Carbonear Recreation Commission. Garland is the 2012 male volunteer of the year. Town councillor and recreation commission member Ed Goff presented the award.
Chairperson of the Recreation Commission, Jimmy Southwell (right) was honoured with an induction into the Sports Hall of Fame. Southwell was a former member of both basketball and softball teams in the town and still plays hockey with the “Oldstars” in Harbour grace. Committee member Randy Harris presented the award.