ASC recognizes our best amateur athletes, teams, coaches, officials & volunteers

The Alberta Sport Connection presented the awards at the our Awards Banquet in Banff. Congratulations to all of our winners. The honor is well deserved.

2016 Athletes and Teams of the Year:

Ms. Erica Wiebe  – Open Female  – Wrestling – Calgary
Mr. Alister McQueen  – Open Male  – Para Athletics Javelin – Calgary
Ms. Rebecca Smith  – Junior Female  – Swimming – Red Deer
Mr. Stefan Ritter – Junior Male  – Track Cycling – Edmonton
Canadian Men’s Relay Team – Open Team – Biathlon – Canmore
Mr. Christian Gow; Mr. Scott Gow; Mr. Brendan Green; Mr. Nathan Smith;
Calgary Foothills 02 Girls –  Junior Team – Soccer – Calgary
Ms. Aliya Abdallah; Ms. Ruth Adekugbe; Ms. Jayden Berg; Ms. Ally Campbell; Ms. Katie French; Ms. Kassidy Gordon; Ms. Jade Kao; Ms. Olivia Kranjcec; Ms. Jenna Lileikis; Ms. Penny Molloy; Ms. Grace Moore; Ms. Robyn Sellars; Ms. Holly Stiel; Ms. Grace Stordy; Ms. Layla Tarraf; Ms. Fran Tartamella; Mr. Jonathan Wheeldon (coach); Mr. Lee Tucker (coach); Mr. Elijah Adekugbe (coach)

2017 Sport Recognition Award winners:

Don Watts Coach Developer 
Mr. Jim Louhlin – Multi-sport – Medicine Hat
Coach Developer – Sport
Ms. Kelly Wills – Gymnastics – Grande Prairie
Mr. Paul Ragusa – Wrestling – Calgary
Mr. Graeme Moffat – Rugby – Calgary
Mr. Peter Schori – Swimming – Lethbridge
Mr. Richard Boruta – Biathlon – Canmore
Ms. Caroline Henley – Biathlon – Calgary
Ms. Jodi Abbott – Figure Skating – Edmonton
Mr. Mikhail Dykman – Water Polo – Calgary
Mr. Blair Dunbar – Cross Country Skiing – Canmore
Sport Volunteer
Mr. Allan Sattin – Judo – Calgary
Ms. Sandy Hermiston – Cerebral Palsy Sport – Edmonton
Mr. Doug Jones – Baseball – Oyen
Ms. Marilyn Chidlow – Figure Skating – Ponoka


Athlete and Team of the Year

These awards recognize and celebrate the significant achievements, performances and contributions of Alberta’s amateur teams and athletes.  The award winners are outstanding role models who inspire other Albertans to higher achievements at the recreational or competitive level.

Categories include Junior Male, Junior Female, and Junior Team for nominees under 21 years of age; and Open Male, Open Female, and Open Team for all nominees 21 years of age and over.


These awards are open to Alberta athletes and teams that meet the following criteria:

  • Athlete’s primary residence must be in Alberta, or the majority of the team’s athletes must reside in Alberta.  Athletes, or teams with athletes, who live temporarily in other locations for education or training purposes and are products of the Alberta sport development system are eligible for nomination. A significant portion (at least 5 years) of the athlete’s or team’s sport development shall have occurred in Alberta;
  • The nominee must have represented Canada internationally in the previous calendar year (2016). In the Team categories, the team must have represented Alberta or Canada nationally or internationally in the previous calendar year (2016).


Contact Information

Steven Patrick

Consultant, High Performance Sport
Alberta Sport Connection
Suite 500
10055 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1G3
P: 780-644-4897
F: 780-415-0308

More information on Athlete and Team of the Year Awards

Nomination Forms

Nominations are now closed.

Sport Recognition Awards

The 2017 Alberta Sport Recognition Awards will be presented at the Alberta Sport Leadership Conference Awards Banquet on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Banff.

There are 4 distinct award categories:

Coach Developer Recognition Awards acknowledge the tremendous impact NCCP Multi-Sport and Sport Learning Facilitators / Evaluators have on the Alberta sport delivery system. The awards recognize and celebrate the significant achievement in developing Alberta’s coaches. Two types of Learning Facilitators / Evaluators are recognized. The Don Watts Coach Developer award recognizes NCCP Multi-Sport Learning Facilitators / Evaluators. The Coach Developer – Sport award recognizes NCCP Sport Learning Facilitators / Evaluators. Since the program began in 2013, 4 coach developers have been recognized.

Coaching Recognition Awards recognize coaches for their successful and outstanding achievements in developing Alberta’s amateur athletes.  Since the program began in 1987, 74 coaches have been recognized.

Officiating Recognition Awards recognize officials for their successful and outstanding achievements in officiating sports that involve Alberta’s amateur athletes. Since the program began in 1992, 49 officials have been recognized.

Sport Volunteer Recognition Awards recognize and honour the significant contributions of individuals who devote their volunteer time and effort to the development of sport. Since the program began in 1987, 92 sport volunteers have been recognized.

Biographies for the 2015 Sport Recognition Award Winners can be found here.

Nominations are now closed for the 2017 awards. Nominations for 2019 will be available in late 2018.

For more information contact:

Aaron Lavorato
Consultant, Sport Development
Alberta Sport Connection
Suite 500 – 10055 106 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5J 1G3
Business: 780-427-6562
Fax: 780-415-0308