2017-2018 AWARD WINNERS
Every year, Special Olympics Edmonton takes pride in recognizing individuals in our community who show outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to our organization. Congratulations to all award winners this year!
Athlete of the Year
This award recognizes athletes who not only excelled athletically over the past year, but have consistently exemplified extraordinary sportsmanship and leadership amongst their fellow athletes. These athletes are true ambassadors of Special Olympics Edmonton through their participation in programs and commitment to representing the image of what it means to be a healthy and positive person and athlete.
Female Athlete: Laura Berrisford
Male Athlete: Wyatt Oostendorp
Coach of the Year
This award is presented to those coaches in the SOE community who consistently demonstrate fair play and inclusion and who continually show dedication and commitment to improve his or her athlete’s abilities. These coaches show outstanding leadership skills within their programs, and are exemplary in their structure and organizational skills. Week after week, these coaches continue to give their very best to ensure all SOE athletes recieve safe and fun quality programming.
Female Coach: Nicole Pecharsky
Male Coach: Conrad Clement
Team of the Year
Being named Team of the Year is no small feat! The Team of the Year award goes to the team who continually demonstrates dedication, commitment and passion for their sport. The team who is deserving of this award is more than a successful collective group of athletes, they are role models for all athletes in the Special Olympics community.
Team of the Year: Provincial Figure Skating Team
Coaches: Julie Dayton, Laurel Yukes
Athletes: Madison Bailey-Borges, Alana Gersky, Janelle McGinley Neuman, Carly McAvoy
Volunteer of the Year
Volunteers are the back bone of Special Olympics and without them, everything we do would simply not be possible. It goes without saying, volunteers in the Special Olympics community are beyond champions. This award honors an individual that demonstrates day in and day out , an unmatched commitment to both out athletes and organization. They consistently go above and beyond the call of duty and dedicate countess hours towards SOE’s mission and goals.
Volunteer of the Year: Steve & Kim Jorritsma
Heart of SOE
This award is in its second year here in the SOE community and was brought to light because of the kindness and selflessness of individuals in our community. These individuals are the ones who deserve their own category for an award because nothing else can quite describe what their contributions mean to the community. If you were to think of everything wonderful that SOE is and make it into a person, these are the people you would think of. They truly are and exemplify the heart that is Special Olympics Edmonton.
Award Winner: Amanda Trenchard
COMING SOON! STARTING OCTOBER 21, 2019 WE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING EACH AWARD WINNER WITH A PICTURE AND BIO!
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