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15 Special Olympics members recognized for their excellence in sports
12 November 2012
15 Special Olympics members recognized for their excellence in sports

The athletic excellence of 15 Special Olympics Québec members was recognized this past Saturday, November 10, 2012, at the 12th annual recognition evening presented by the multi-sport federation for people living with intellectual disabilities.

During a gala at the Sheraton Dorval before some 250 volunteers and partners, 15 recognition awards were presented to athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, sports clubs, teams, local committees and partners who had distinguished themselves by their actions during the 2011-2012 sports season. Noëlla Douglas, founder of the Special Olympics movement in Québec was present for this occasion.

The following MÉRITAS 2012 award recipients were announced:


Noëlla Douglas Award
Daniel Granger
President, Special Olympics Québec

Volunteer of the Year
Roland Boudriau
Rive-Sud region, Haut-Richelieu local chapter

Female Athlete Merit
Mylène Fredette
Rive-Sud region, Lajemmerais – Vallée du Richelieu local chapter

Male Athlete Merit
Carl Fortin
Sud-Ouest region, Suroît local chapter

Female Athlete of the Year
Tie

Rachel Bleau
Laurentides region, St-Jérôme local chapter

Stéphanie Savard
Québec region, Québec local chapter

Male Athlete of the Year
David Winter
Lac-St-Louis region, Sud-Ouest-de-l’Île local chapter

Female Coach of the Year
Valérie Choquet
Rive-Sud region, Lajemmerais – Vallée du Richelieu local chapter

Male Coach of the Year
Larry Winter
Lac-St-Louis region, Sud-Ouest-de-l’Île local chapter

Official of the Year
Jonathan Lévesque
Lac-St-Louis region, Sud-Ouest-de-l’Île local chapter

Local Chapter of the Year
Saguenay

Team of the Year
Warriors Floor Hockey Club
Lac-St-Louis region, Sud-Ouest-de-l’Île local chapter

Sport Club of the Year
Lennoxville Curling Club
Estrie region, Sherbrooke local chapter

Sport Event of the Year
Basketball Provincial Championship
Lanaudière region, L’Assomption local chapter

Achievement of the Year
Sûreté du Québec-Postes autoroutiers Golf Tournament
Law Enforcement Torch Run program

About Special Olympics Québec 
The mission of Special Olympics Québec is to enrich the lives of people living an intellectual disability through sport. Thanks to the support of numerous corporations such as Hydro-Québec, FGL Sports. and Loto-Québec and to that of all the Québec police departments and the Caisse Desjardins des policiers et policières taking part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Special Olympics Québec can provide its training programs and competition network to over 5,400 special athletes throughout Québec. 


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