Hardware handed out in Carbonear
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.
Carbonear’s Mark Ryan (centre) was named the senior male athlete of the year. Also shown here is Jim Southwell (left) and Rob Button.
Carbonear Collegiate’s Emily Kennedy (left) is presented with the town’s senior female athlete of the year by recreation director Rob Button.
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.
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.
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.
The Carbonear Collegiate female basketball team was named senior team of the year.
Heber McGurk (centre) is Carbonear’s male volunteer of the year for 2015.
The Carbonear under-12 softball team is the junior team of the year.
Kaiden Clarke was the recipient of 1992 Summer Games scholarship. Here he is alongside Carbonear recreation director Rob Button.