Children, Seniors and Social Development
April 10, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development:

Minister Gambin-Walsh Congratulates Stars and Legends Award Winners

Mr. Speaker, on Saturday evening Sports Newfoundland and Labrador held its 10th annual Stars and Legends Gala. I rise today to recognize the award winners and hall of fame inductees.

The 2017 award recipients are:
        Senior Female Athlete of the Year: Heather Healey (Baseball)
        Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Sean Cleary (Softball)
        Junior Female Athlete of the Year: Camryn Bonia (Athletics)
        Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Liam Hickey (Wheelchair Basketball & Sledge Hockey)
        Executive of the Year: John Cowan (Rugby)
        Volunteer of the Year: Shane Dunphy (Soccer)
        Coach of the Year: Noel Strapp (Wrestling)
        Team of the Year: Team Gushue (Curling)
        Official of the Year: Ryan Garland (Baseball)

This year’s Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame inductees were:
        Gerald Lomond in the Builder category (Gymnastics)
        Rod Snow in the Athlete category (Rugby)
        Glenn Stanford in the Athlete/Builder category (Soccer/Basketball/Hockey)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank provincial sport organizations, along with the many athletes, coaches, managers, parents and volunteers who support athletic excellence at every level. Our government is committed to continued support for sport, recreation and healthy living at all levels.

I ask all members to join me in congratulating this year’s honourees for their hard work, dedication and contribution to sport in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thank you.

2017 04 10                              1:55 p.m.