The 2015 Recreation and Sport Awards Dinner was hosted October 17th at the Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit, NU. The evening recognized and celebrated the contributions and achievements of the sport and recreation community in Nunavut. Congratulations to all our recipients!
Recreation Leader -Talia Maksagak, Cambridge Bay
Coach of the Year – Todd Gardner, Iqaluit – Hockey North
Official of the Year – Joey Rhodes, Iqaluit
Organization/Community Achievement Award – Amaruit Soccer Association
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Award of Merit – John Maurice, Iqaluit
Team of the Year – The Baffin Blizzard Junior C Hockey Team
Scott Angnakak – Pangnirtung; Joanasie Dialla – Pangnirtung; Joseph Kilabik – Pangnirtung; Roy Kopak – Repulse Bay; Tyler Tattuniee – Arviat; Keith Sigurdson – Rankin Inlet; Joshua Tartak – Rankin Inlet ;Ruben Saviakjuk – Coral Harbour; Jacob Nakoolak – Coral Harbour; Mitchell Courtney – Iqaluit; Nathan Gardner – Iqaluit; Matthew Gardner – Iqaluit,; Lodie Ipeelie – Iqaluit; Beetanie Eeseemailee – Iqaluit; Lola Sheutiapik – Iqaluit; Mike Uniuqsaraq – Iqaluit
Coaching Staff – Todd Gardner, Salamonie Shoo, team manager Mike Courtney
Female Athlete of the Year – Nessa Ann Sallerina, Gjoa Haven – Volleyball Nunavut
Male Athlete of the Year – Hayden Hickey, Iqaluit – Nunavut Speed Skating Association
Special Recognition Awards –
Gary Wong, Nunavut Badminton Association
Geoffrey Oliver, Nunavut Badminton Association
Ed Sattleberger and Dennis Masson, Iqaluit Curling Club
First Air Presidents Award of Excellence – Mike Courtney, Iqaluit.
RPAN is supported by Sport and Recreation Nunavut, a department of the Government of Nunavut, who is equally committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and the Nunavut community through participation in sport and recreation. RPAN is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.
First Air is the “Exclusive Airline of RPAN” and also provides considerable support in hosting the Awards Dinner.