Gagné Family Award

The Gagné Family Award was established by John V. Sands, a national team speed skater who competed at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. It was first presented in 1996 and honours the family legacies that run through the Canadian speed skating community.

Selection Criteria

This award, which will not necessarily be granted every year, will be bestowed upon a family whose members have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the sport of speed skating in Canada.

A minimum of three (3) family members must have been involved in the Canadian speed skating community as athletes, coaches, officials and/or volunteers.

Past Recipients

YearFamilyCity, Province
2019Williamson Derraugh Family (MB) 
2018Walsh FamilyKitchener-Waterloo, ON
2017Morrison FamilyFort St. John, B.C.
2016Cole FamilyFredericton, N.-B.
2015Stickel FamilyFort St. John, B.C.
2014Proteau/Lemay FamilySherbrooke, QC
2013Gregg FamilyEdmonton
2012Daignault FamilyMontreal
2011Holthuis FamilyCalgary
2010Lambert FamilyMontreal
2009Terstappen FamilyCalgary
2008Lamarche FamilyQuebec City
2007Gilday FamilyYellowknife
2006Wotherspoon FamilyRed Deer, Alta.
2005Laberge FamilySainte-Foy, Que.
2004Thobo-Carlsen FamilyFort St. James, B.C.
2003MacLeod FamilyRiverview, N.B.
2002Templeton FamilyMoose Jaw, Sask.
2001Grenier FamilyQuebec City
2000Marshall FamilyCoquitlam, B.C.
1999Overend FamilySalmon Arm, B.C.
1997Mackay-Goplen FamilySaskatoon
1996Pierre Gagné FamilySainte-Foy, Que.