Speed Skating Canada

FAMILY OF THE YEAR

ABOUT

The Gagné Family Award for Family of the Year honours the family legacies that run through the Canadian speed skating community and is bestowed upon a family whose members have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the sport.

Named in honour of the Gagné Family – in particular bothers Maurice and Pierre, who are pioneers within the Canadian and Quebecois speed skating communities – this award was established in 1996 by John V. Sands, a Hall of Fame speed skater who represented Canada at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Nominees for the Gagné Family Award for Family of the Year must demonstrate their family’s substantial, long-term involvement in the sport of speed skating through the following:

  • Outstanding contributions to the development of the sport and its participants
  • Participation as coaches, officials or volunteers at the grassroots or high performance level
  • Performances as athletes on the provincial, national or international stage

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for the Gagné Family Award for Family of the Year, families must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • A minimum of three family members must have been involved as speed skating athletes, coaches, officials or volunteers

A family may only receive the Gagné Family Award once. A maximum of one winning family will be selected for the award in a given year.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

YEAR RECIPIENTS
2021 Pearman Family (AB)
2020 Shields Family (BC)
YEAR
2021
RECIPIENTS
Pearman Family (AB)
YEAR
2020
RECIPIENTS
Shields Family (BC)
YEAR RECIPIENTS
2019 Williamson Derraugh Family (MB)
2018 Walsh Family (ON)
2017 Morrison Family (BC)
2016 Cole Family (NB)
2015 Stickel Family (BC)
2014 Proteau/Lemay Family (QC)
2013 Gregg Family (AB)
2012 Daignault Family (QC)
2011 Holthuis Family (AB)
2010 Lambert Family (QC)
YEAR
2019
RECIPIENTS
Williamson Derraugh Family (MB)
YEAR
2018
RECIPIENTS
Walsh Family (ON)
YEAR
2017
RECIPIENTS
Morrison Family (BC)
YEAR
2016
RECIPIENTS
Cole Family (NB)
YEAR
2015
RECIPIENTS
Stickel Family (BC)
YEAR
2014
RECIPIENTS
Proteau/Lemay Family (QC)
YEAR
2013
RECIPIENTS
Gregg Family (AB)
YEAR
2012
RECIPIENTS
Daignault Family (QC)
YEAR
2011
RECIPIENTS
Holthuis Family (AB)
YEAR
2010
RECIPIENTS
Lambert Family (QC)
YEAR RECIPIENTS
2009 Terstappen Family (AB)
2008 Lamarche Family (QC)
2007 Gilday Family (NT)
2006 Wotherspoon Family (AB)
2005 Laberge Family (QC)
2004 Thobo-Carlsen Family (BC)
2003 MacLeod Family (NB)
2002 Templeton Family (SK)
2001 Grenier Family (QC)
2000 Marshall Family (BC)
YEAR
2009
RECIPIENTS
Terstappen Family (AB)
YEAR
2008
RECIPIENTS
Lamarche Family (QC)
YEAR
2007
RECIPIENTS
Gilday Family (NT)
YEAR
2006
RECIPIENTS
Wotherspoon Family (AB)
YEAR
2005
RECIPIENTS
Laberge Family (QC)
YEAR
2004
RECIPIENTS
Thobo-Carlsen Family (BC)
YEAR
2003
RECIPIENTS
MacLeod Family (NB)
YEAR
2002
RECIPIENTS
Templeton Family (SK)
YEAR
2001
RECIPIENTS
Grenier Family (QC)
YEAR
2000
RECIPIENTS
Marshall Family (BC)
YEAR RECIPIENTS
1999 Overend Family (BC)
1998 Mackay-Goplen Family (SK)
1997 Pierre Gagné Family (QC)
YEAR
1999
RECIPIENTS
Overend Family (BC)
YEAR
1998
RECIPIENTS
Mackay-Goplen Family (SK)
YEAR
1997
RECIPIENTS
Pierre Gagné Family (QC)