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Canadore’s Top Student Athletes and Leaders Awarded

Apr 5, 2019 | Canadore College

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Earlier this week, Canadore College hosted its 50th Annual Athletics and Leadership Awards Banquet in celebration of student excellence.

“We are especially reflective of the contributions of ‘Mr. Canadore,’ Dean McCubbin and Linda Turcotte, both of whom have transformed their lived passion for sport and recreation into meaningful action for our students. Many thanks to the teams of people that support the visions shared by Dean and Linda as we continue their journey of good work.”

2018-2019 Award Presentations

Vice-President’s Excellence in Leadership Awards

Julia Champoux, Canadore Students’ Council Vice-President of Operations

Sarah Duquette, Canadore Students’ Council Vice-President of Student Life

Cory Hobbs, College Drive Representative

Matthew Hoffman, Resident Representative

Shawn Jones Jr., Canadore Students’ Council President

Steve Rickard, Commerce Court Representative

Caleb Todd, Aviation Representative

Taylor Patterson, Panther Sport and Wellness Representative

WE Canadore Leadership Awards

Josée Lefebvre – Outstanding Senior Leader Award

Madison Mancini – Outstanding Participation Award

Conor Nesbitt – Outstanding Leadership Award

Dean McCubbin Memorial Award – Staff Member of the Year

Eleisha Collins, Panther Athletic Council

Reagan Turcotte, Panther Athletic Council

Kris Clement Memorial Award

Ryan Zentai, Panther Athletic Council

Women’s Club Ice Hockey

Most Improved Player – Reagan Turcotte

Coach’s Award -- Valerie Lachine

Most Valuable Player – Madison Finney

Men’s Club Ice Hockey

Most Improved Player – Cory Regich

Coach’s Award – Ryan Zentai

Most Valuable Player – Bryce McIntyre


Women’s Club Indoor Soccer

Most Improved Player – Brenda Gullien

Rookie of the Year – Carley Petersen

Most Valuable Player – Lauren Jackson

Men’s Club Indoor Soccer

Most Improved Player – Guillaume Dube

Coach’s Award – David Ayimadu and Camilo Giron


Women’s Varsity Volleyball

Rookie of the Year – Emma Howe

Coach’s Award – Alexandre McClure


Men’s Varsity Volleyball

Most Improved Player – Jackson Brier and Drake Stevenson

Coach’s Award – Cameron Daniels

Most Valuable Player – Jean Francois Daoust


Men’s Varsity Basketball

Most Improved Player – Ryan Roelkle

Coach’s Award – Dejon Campbell

Defensive Player – Jake Rae


Varsity Athletes of the Year

Jean Francois Daoust, men’s volleyball

Jessica Venhuizen, women’s volleyball


OCAA Award Winners

Tiana Head – OCAA Women’s Volleyball All Rookie Team

Ashlyn Kadlecik – OCAA Women’s Volleyball East Division 1st Team All Star

Kristine Ledger – OCAA Women’s Volleyball East Division 1st Team All Star

Drake Stevenson – Men’s Volleyball East Division 2nd Team All Star

Jessica Venhuizen – Women’s Volleyball East Division 2nd Team All Star 

OCAA Hall of Fame Inductee

Linda Turcotte, retired Director of Student Services and Athletics and proud Canadore College Alumnus

2019 Athletes of the Year

Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and provides success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 45,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors and generous donors for the balance. 

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