May 17 - Athlete of the Year Dinner

Congratulations to Mandy Bujold

Updated Thursday December 7, 2017 by Kitchener Sports Association.


2016 KSA Awards of Excellence recipients (L-R):Individual Award - Gord Dearborn; Organization Award - Civitan Sports Waterloo Region - award accepted by Mary Ann Burke; Team Award - U15A Kitchener Minor Girls Soccer Team - award accepted by coach Michael De Andrade. Photo taken by Carrie Debrone, Kitchener Citizen, at KItchener Auditorium, April 19, 2016.



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Social: 6:00 pm    Dinner: 6:30 pm
At the Edelweiss Sports Bar

Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Dinner

Winner: Mandy Bujold (Women's Boxing)

2007 - 2016 Canadian National Champion
2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 Ringside World Champion
2007, 2008, 2010 Continental Champion
2011 Pan American Games Champion - Guadalaraja
2013 Canadian Golden Gloves Champion
2014 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist - Glasgow
2014 AIBA World Championship, South Korea – Top 8
2015 Pan American Games Champion - Toronto
2016 Americas Continental Olympic Qualifier Champion
2016 Canadian Olympic Team - Rio, Brazil
More on Mandy

The other nominees for this (2015) award were:

Ryan Benesch - Lacrosse 
Alec Elliot – Swimming 
Mike Hoffman – Hockey
Brandon Horn – Fastball
Jamal Murray – Basketball
Sarah Pavan – Volleyball
Leah Robinson – Athletics
Dhane Smith – Lacrosse
Tyler Varga – Football

KSA Awards of Excellence Recipients

Individual Award: Gord Dearborn
Organization award: Civitan Sports Waterloo Region
Team Award: U15A Kitchener Minor Girls Soccer Team
More on the Awards of Excellence

Designated donations: KSA makes a $250 donation to the local sports group designated by each of the nominees ($500 for the Athlete of the Year Award recipient). Donations were made as follows:

  • Ryan Benesch – (lacrosse) – Kitchener Minor Lacrosse Association
  • Mandy Bujold - (boxing) – Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy 
  • Alec Elliot – (swimming) – Region of Waterloo Swim Club
  • Mike Hoffman – ice hockey) – Kitchener Minor Hockey Association (Donna’s Kids)
  • Brandon Horn – (fastpitch softball) – KW Minor Boys Softball Association 
  • Jamal Murray – (basketball)  - Kitchener – KW Youth Basketball & Waterloo Wildhawks
  • Sarah Pavan –(volleyball) – Kitchener -  K-W Predators Volleyball Club
  • Leah Robinson – (track)  – Laurel Creek Track & Field Club
  • Dhane Smith - (lacrosse) – Kitchener Minor Lacrosse Association
  • Tyler Varga – (football) – Twin City Minor Tackle Football Association

and, for the Awards of Excellence Recipients: 

  • Gord Dearborn – Stanley Park Optimist Ball 
  • Civitan Sports (Waterloo Region) – KSA Legacy Fund / K-W Community Foundation  
  • Kitchener Minor Soccer Girls U15A Spirit Team – Kitchener Soccer Club

and, from Athlete of the Year Program, a $250 donation to Camp McGovern

More photos of this event.

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