Hard­ware handed out in Car­bon­ear

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Ath­letes and vol­un­teers are not al­ways on the re­ceiv­ing end of ac­co­lades from their home com­mu­nity. How­ever, that’s not the case for a num­ber of peo­ple who were re­cently hon­oured by the Town of Car­bon­ear. The mu­nic­i­pal­ity pre­sented awards at its an­nual re­cep­tion for the best ath­letes and vol­un­teers the com­mu­nity has to of­fer.

Ath­letes and vol­un­teers who had an out­stand­ing 2015 got their due dur­ing a re­cep­tion at the Car­bon­ear Swim­ming Pool on July 7.

The town handed out a to­tal of 10 awards that in­cluded male and fe­male vol­un­teer of the year awards, se­nior and ju­nior ath­letes of the year in the male and fe­male cat­e­gories and team of the year, amongst others.

An an­nual event in Car­bon­ear, more than three dozen ath­letes were rec­og­nized for their suc­cess over the past year in their cho­sen fields.

Multi-sport ath­lete Mark Ryan took home to cov­eted se­nior male ath­lete of the year for his body of work. That in­cluded stints with the Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate male hockey team, CeeBees mi­nor hockey and the Tri Pen Osprey of the provin­cial ma­jor midget cir­cuit, amongst nu­mer­ous other ac­tiv­i­ties.

Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate sharp­shooter Emily Kennedy was named the town’s se­nior fe­male ath­lete of the year. In 2015, the Car­boe­nar Col­le­giate fe­male bas­ket­ball team brought home a pair of provin­cial championships and dis­played dom­i­nance on the floor that was un­par­al­leled in the AAAA Tier II di­vi­sion.

Emily was a key cog in that suc­cess.

Rachel Snow was named the town’s ju­nior fe­male ath­lete of the year. She com­petes in soccer and track & field.

Mean­while, Joshua Kennedy was named the ju­nior male ath­lete of the year. Joshua starred on the ice with the Tri Pen Ice in the provin­cial pee­wee AAA league and the Car­bon­ear un­der-12 soft­ball squad.

Leslie For­ward was named the town’s fe­male vol­un­teer of the year, while He­ber McGurk was awarded the male vol­un­teer of the year award.

On the team side, the Car­bon­ear un­der-12 soft­ball team was de­clared ju­nior team of the year af­ter hav­ing an out­stand­ing sum­mer on the field.

The se­nior team of the year went to the Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate se­nior fe­male bas­ket­ball team for their ex­cep­tional work on the court.

Kaiden Clarke will re­ceive the 1992 Sum­mer Games schol­ar­ship.

For­mer Car­bon­ear res­i­dent Matt Bramwell was awarded the Roy How­ell Award for ex­celling in sport in an­other com­mu­nity.

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Car­bon­ear’s Mark Ryan (cen­tre) was named the se­nior male ath­lete of the year. Also shown here is Jim South­well (left) and Rob But­ton.

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Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate’s Emily Kennedy (left) is pre­sented with the town’s se­nior fe­male ath­lete of the year by re­cre­ation di­rec­tor Rob But­ton.

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Rachel Snow (cen­tre) was named Carb­non­ear’s ju­nior fe­male ath­lete of the year. Along­side her is Carolyn Ryan (left) and Car­bon­ear re­cre­ation di­rec­tor Rob But­ton.

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Joshua Kennedy (cen­tre) is Car­bon­ear’s ju­nior male ath­lete of the year for 2015. Pre­sent­ing the award is Car­bon­ear re­cre­ation di­rec­tor Rob But­ton (right) and Jim South­well.

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Coun. Ed Goff (left) and Car­bon­ear re­cre­ation di­rec­tor Rob But­ton (right) presents Leslie For­ward with the award for fe­male vol­un­teer of the year in Car­bon­ear.

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The Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate fe­male bas­ket­ball team was named se­nior team of the year.

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He­ber McGurk (cen­tre) is Car­bon­ear’s male vol­un­teer of the year for 2015.

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The Car­bon­ear un­der-12 soft­ball team is the ju­nior team of the year.

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Kaiden Clarke was the re­cip­i­ent of 1992 Sum­mer Games schol­ar­ship. Here he is along­side Car­bon­ear re­cre­ation di­rec­tor Rob But­ton.

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