Awards

The 2019 Special Olympics Alberta Awards nominations are now closed.
 
 
In addition to honouring the outstanding individuals and teams in our annual awards, SOA would like to recognize milestones reached by the following volunteers in the 2017-2018 program year. Volunteers are the catalysts for Special Olympics and their ability to provide support for our athletes and programs is what drives the movement. The 1210 volunteers in Alberta have helped advance each sports program and their commitment and dedication to improving the athlete experience is invaluable. 
 
 

35 Years

Heather Roberts, Red Deer
30 Years Connie Biro, Red Deer
25 Years

Lyndon Chubbs, Airdrie

Marsha Bredeson, Red Deer

20 Years

Deborah Herman, Leduc

Mark Mengersen, Olds

Mitchell Lyle, St. Albert

Dave Adams, Strathcona

15 Years

Daniel Mullen, Crowsnest Pass

Sandra Mullen, Crowsnest Pass

Marie Payne, Red Deer

Deborah Foster, St. Albert

Evelyn Yaceyko, West Central

10 Years

Heather Frame, Airdrie

Kayla Bekolay, Brooks

Preston Wideman, Camrose

Marlene Chorny, Olds

Wendy Davies, Olds

Daniel Fisher, Olds

Brenda Fisher, Olds

Joanne Hudson, Red Deer

Dave Biro, Red Deer

 

2018 Award Recipients

 
  • FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Carissa Burch (Lethbridge)
  • MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:  Steven Thackray (Lethbridge)
  • FEMALE COACH OF THE YEAR:  Rochelle Chamczuk (West Central)
  • MALE COACH OF THE YEAR:  Jim Ofrim (Camrose)
  • TEAM OF THE YEAR:  Camrose Cardinals Softball Team
  • VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP AWARD:  Pat Enns (Medicine Hat) 
  • ATHLETE SPIRIT AWARD:  Francene Scott (Grande Prairie)
  • RISING STAR VOLUNTEER AWARD:  Jaelynn Funk (Medicine Hat)
  • LETR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS AWARD:  Kevin Duval (Red Deer)
  • UNIFIED SCHOOL AWARD:  Cochrane High School 
  • LETR COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD:  Wetaskiwin
  • MURRAY KOCH YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AWARD:  Camrose
  • MDA COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD: Edmonton