Har­bour Grace presents town awards

Har­bour Grace presents mu­nic­i­pal awards

The Compass - - Front page - BY CHRIS LEWIS edi­tor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

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.

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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.

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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.

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Jamie Korab (left) awarded Ri­ley Pike with the Ju­nior Male Ath­lete of the Year award.

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Con­nor Par­sons (right) was awarded the 1992 Sum­mer Games Schol­ar­ship.

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Sa­man­tha Pike (right) and MHA Pam Par­sons as Pike re­ceived the Se­nior Fe­male Ath­lete of the Year award.

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