Charlottetown, PE – February 8th, 2017 will be another special night in Island sport as Sport PEI prepares to host its 43rd annual awards night at Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall. The evening will showcase the Island’s finest amateur sporting accomplishments from 2016.
Leading the field of athletes will be the nominees for the Bell Aliant Senior Athletes of the Year, including male finalists Brett Gallant (curling), Mark Arendz (biathlon), and Kyle Baillie (rugby). On the female side, Amy (nÃ©e Kneebone) Burk (goalball), Caitlin Campbell (biathlon), and Shannon MacAulay (hockey) will look to take top spot.
Winners have been determined in the following categories:
ADL Administrator of the Year – Lori Lund (soccer)
PEI Mutual Insurance Official of the Year – Marguerite Middleton (swimming)
ADL Masters Athlete Award – Heather Ayles (powerlifting)
PEI Mutual Insurance Coach of the Year – Josh Whitty (Holland College basketball)
SCORE! Team of the Year – Holland College Women’s Basketball (basketball)
The event is marking its first time being hosted at Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall, but familiar faces of Matt Rainnie of CBC and Jo-Anne Holden will be back to emcee the proceedings.
“We had another extraordinary year in Island sport,” said Sport PEI President, Tracey Clements. “Our awards night will, again, allow athletes, coaches and officials to receive the recognition they deserve for working tirelessly throughout the year towards achieving their goals. What is particularly amazing is the level of international experience the finalists and winners have achieved”.
Tickets are $25 and are available by calling Sport PEI at (902) 368-4110.
The full list of athlete finalists is as follows:
Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year – Alex Cyr (cross-country), Ligrit Sadiku (wrestling), Trevor Banks (wrestling)
Intercollegiate Female Athlete of the Year – Jessica Cameron (hockey), Ellen Murphy (rugby), Briar Roberts (soccer)
DP Murphy Hotels and Resorts Junior Male Athlete of the Year – Jordon Montgomery (rugby), Mark Rainnie (tennis), Lucas Boudreau (biathlon)
DP Murphy Hotels and Resorts Junior Female Athlete of the Year – Ava Boutilier (hockey), Emma Jinks (squash), Hannah Taylor (wrestling)
Bell Aliant Senior Male Athlete of the Year – Brett Gallant (curling), Mark Arendz (biathlon), Kyle Baillie (rugby)
Bell Aliant Senior Female Athlete of the Year – Amy (nÃ©e Kneebone) Burk (goalball), Caitlin Campbell (biathlon), and Shannon MacAulay (hockey)