The 64th annual Ottawa Sports Awards took place Wednesday, February 1 at Algonquin College, bringing together over 600 guests for a celebration of the coaches and athletes who contributed to the sport community in 2016.
The Ottawa Sports Awards is the largest and longest recurring municipal amateur sport recognition program in Canada. Mayor Jim Watson was on hand to present the evening’s major awards, and spoke to important role of sport in the nation’s capital.
The University of Ottawa was well represented at the banquet, where Gee-Gees women’s rugby coach Jen Boyd highlighted the Garnet and Grey’s representatives by taking home the 2016 Female Coach of the Year award.
uOttawa Ottawa Sports Award Winners for 2016 (includes alumni and current students):
Jen Boyd: Female Coach of the Year (4th time)
Glenroy Gilbert: Male Coach of the Year (5th time)
Jason Dunkerly: Parasport Athlete of the Year
Erin Durant: Softball Athlete of the Year
Mike L’Africain: Basketball Athlete of the Year
Michelle Leafloor: Touch Football Athlete of the Year
Kasha Lee: Bobsleigh Athlete of the Year
Vivian Nguyen: Aussie Rules Football Athlete of the Year
Simone Savary: Rugby Athlete of the Year
Andrew Todd: Rowing Athlete of the Year
Lisa Weagle: Curling Athlete of the Year
Synchronized Swimming – Canadian University Champions
Women’s Rugby – RSEQ Champions and U SPORTS national silver medalists
Women’s Basketball – OUA silver medalists
Men’s Basketball – OUA bronze medalists
For winner biographies, visit OttawaSportsAwards.ca.