Year 2010 in review

Updated Sunday January 25, 2015 by Kitchener Sports Association.


PHOTO: Taken at the special Olympic Dreams Dinner held at the Edelweiss Sports bar in January. (L-R) Dinner MC Neil Aitchinson, local Olympic Torch bearer Pat Doherty, guest speaker Sami Jo Small (Canadian Olympian - Women's Hockey) and Father Bernie Hayes. 




This was another great year for KSA and, consequently, local minor athletes and sports organizations.  We thank all those who supported our programs through the purchase of 50/50 tickets at the Kitchener Rangers games and bingo play at the KW Gaming Centre.  All in all, over $127,000 was raised to benefit the youth of our community.

 (List of donations made in 2010.

In addition to contributing $11,000 to each of  its Olympic Dreams and Scholarship Programs, we also made the final payments on our $100,000 KSA pledge made to the Places to Play Campaign  = The Activa SportsPlex - the new home of Kitchener Minor Hockey and the Waterloo Regional Boxing Association.)   The KSA Legacy Fund, managed by the KW Community Foundation, also received a $5,000 contribution bringing the balance in the Fund to over $60,000.
The January "Olympic Dreams" Dinner was probably the highlight of the year and featured Canadian Olympian Sami Jo Small and guest MC Neil Aitchinson.  All attendees received souvenir photos (taken by Ron Hare Photography) of themselves at the event with Sami Jo & Pat Doherty.
The Volunteer Recognition Dinner  was the biggest event in years and again was hosted by "The Voice of the Rangers", Don Cameron.  Special speaker for that evening was University of Waterloo Head Football Coach Dennis McPhee.  Other notable dinner guests and speakers during the year included: Rangers Coach Steve Spott,  European soccer player David Edgar, Waterloo Region Museum Curator Tom Reitz, Women's Boxing Champion Mandy Bujold,  and a host of local minor athletes including football MVP Tyler Varga, synchronzied swimming's Rachel Kowalski and many , many more. (Refer to meeting links below.) 
November 23, 2010  - Volunteer Recognition Dinner
October 19, 2010 - AGM & Dinner with Steve Spott  the Rangers Directors
September 21, 2010 - Guests from the KW Diving Club, Tyler Varga and Tobacco Free's Dianne Roedding
May 18, 2010 - Scholarship Awards Dinner
April 27, 2010 - Paralympian Leah Robinson, lawnbowlers Truitje & Andrew Wagner and John Levesque & Coach Mark Quinn of the KW Rangers - and the return to Kitchener of Keith Baulk
March 16, 2010 - Presentations included: Andy Liboiron(ball hockey), Hall of Fame (Steve Menich) and Waterloo Region Museum Curator Tom Reitz
February 16, 2010 - Andy Shields & Stephan Latour (Nordic Sports Club), boxer Suad Murseli and marathon runner Laurie McGrath
January 19, 2010 - Olympic Dreams Dinner with guest speaker Sami Jo Small & host Neil Aitchinson

Link to 2011 in Review 

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