Harbour Grace presents town awards
Harbour Grace presents municipal awards
A big crowd gathered at the Danny Cleary Harbour Grace Community Centre last Thursday for the presentation of town awards. The event honoured community volunteers, sports team, young athletes and those who succeeded in sports many decades ago, with inductees added to the Harbour Grace Sports Hall of Fame.
Athletes, teams, and community volunteers all received awards on May 11 at the Harbour Grace Town Awards Reception.
The town awards, founded in 1988, recognized to athletes and volunteers alike, while two sports teams from the area were also inducted into the Harbour Grace Sports Hall of Fame.
The reception, in the Danny Cleary Harbour Grace Community Centre, was filled with dozens of excited residents and family members – so many, that even as extra chairs were brought into the room, there were not enough to seat everyone.
The night began with words from the master of ceremonies Don Regular, as well as Zoe Anderson, chairperson for the Harbour Grace Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.
Coun. Kathy Tetford spoke on behalf of Mayor Terry Barnes, and MHA for the Harbour Grace-Port de Grave area Pam Parsons made an appearance as well, where she spoke highly of athletes both young and old in the area.
“I believe that some of the best athletes in the province come from right here in Harbour Grace, and we’ve got people like Danny Cleary, Jamie Korab and Crystal Young to prove that,” said Parsons.
Ten awards given out during the reception, as well as two inductions into the Harbour Grace Sports Hall of Fame.
“This has been going on for 29 years,” said Anderson, “so that means the reception itself is much older than some of the people receiving awards tonight.
“I think that speaks to the kind of dedication Harbour Grace has for sports, and it’s only getting better every year.”
Winners of the awards at the reception received a certificate from both Member of Parliament for the Avalon Ken McDonald and MHA Parsons.
Alice Pye receiving the certificate on behalf of the 1993 Coley’s Point Fisheries Rowing Team as they are inducted into the Harbour Grace Sports Hall of Fame.
Harbour Grace resident Bud Chafe receiving the Mayor and Councillor’s Award of Recognition from Coun. Haire.
Pictured (from left) Coun. Tony McCarthy, Coun. Patrick Haire, Coun. Kathy Tetford and Chad Hunt as Hunt received the Mayor and Councillor’s Award of Recognition.
Jamie Korab (left) awarded Riley Pike with the Junior Male Athlete of the Year award.
Connor Parsons (right) was awarded the 1992 Summer Games Scholarship.
Samantha Pike (right) and MHA Pam Parsons as Pike received the Senior Female Athlete of the Year award.