Yar­mouth County ath­letic awards pre­sented

Cer­e­mony held at Par-en-Bas school; 42nd year for lo­cal sports awards

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You can al­ways count on a wide va­ri­ety of sports to be rep­re­sented when Yar­mouth County hands out its an­nual ath­letic awards and this year was no ex­cep­tion.

The 2018 awards cer­e­mony was held Fri­day, Nov. 30, at École sec­ondaire de Par-en-Bas in Tus­ket.

The list of sports this year in­cluded – in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der – ath­let­ics, bad­minton, base­ball, bas­ket­ball, bowl­ing, curl­ing, fig­ure skat­ing, hockey, karate, soc­cer, swim­ming and vol­ley­ball.

High­land dancers were hon­oured as well, along with Spe­cial Olympians and par­tic­i­pants in the Jeux de l’Acadie.

In­di­vid­u­als and teams were rec­og­nized Some of the re­cip­i­ents of spe­cial awards fol­low­ing the 2018 Yar­mouth County ath­letic awards cer­e­mony at the Par-enBas school in Tus­ket. From left: Jerry Burgess, Ernie Pitman, Duane Fitzger­ald, Jill-Marie Jacquard, Jean Brown, Madi­son Boudreau, Saige Bre­ton. (Not all spe­cial award re­cip­i­ents were present for the Nov. 30 cer­e­mony.)

for their ac­com­plish­ments from the past year.

Al­ways a high­light at the cer­e­mony is the pre­sen­ta­tion of spe­cial awards.

Not all of the spe­cial award re­cip­i­ents were present to re­ceive their award in per­son, in­clud­ing

swim­mer Mary Beth Brown, Yar­mouth County’s fe­male ath­lete of the year, who is at­tend­ing Aca­dia Univer­sity. Hers was the last award pre­sented and on hand to ac­cept it on her be­half was Brown’s long­time White­cap swim coach Ginny Smith, who re­tired from coach­ing

this year and who re­ceived a nice round of ap­plause from those at­tend­ing Fri­day’s cer­e­mony. (Smith had coached the White­caps since the early 1970s.)

The Van­guard car­ried a list of this year’s spe­cial award re­cip­i­ents in its Nov. 28 print edi­tion, along with a brief bio (also avail­able on our web­site).

To re­cap the names of the spe­cial award re­cip­i­ents for this year, they were:

• Alec Cot­treau, male ath­lete of the year

• Mary Beth Brown, fe­male ath­lete

• Dy­lan Landry, male youth ath­lete

• Madi­son Boudreau, fe­male youth ath­lete

• Duane Fitzger­ald, male coach

• Ka­t­rina Larkin, fe­male coach

• Ernie Pitman, male of­fi­cial

• Jean Brown, fe­male of­fi­cial

• Jor­dan Bain, male sport vol­un­teer

• Saige Bre­ton, fe­male sport vol­un­teer

• Jerry Burgess, male fair play award

• Jill-Marie Jacquard, fe­male fair play award.

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