Speed Skating Canada

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

ABOUT

The Jean Grenier Award for Volunteer of the Year is bestowed upon a volunteer or administrator who has made invaluable contributions to the betterment of speed skating in Canada. Winners of this award are unsung heroes who work tirelessly in delivering competitions, clinics, programs or events to help increase awareness, promote participation and foster athlete development.

Named in honour of Jean Grenier, a long-time volunteer to speed skating in Canada and a Canadian representative in the International Skating Union (ISU), this award was first established in 1999 to recognize the importance of volunteers to our sport. In 2019, it was combined with the former Jean R. Dupré Award to incorporate the vital contributions of our administrators to the speed skating community.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Nominees for the Jean Grenier Award for Volunteer of the Year must demonstrate their leadership and commitment as a volunteer or administrator through the following:

  • Planning and delivery of competitions, clinics or events
  • Implementation of activities or programs to increase awareness, promote participation or foster athlete development
  • Involvement with an executive, Board of Directors, or committee at the club, provincial or national level
  • Any other long-term initiative to advance speed skating in Canada

ELIGIBILITY

Individuals may only receive the Jean Grenier Award for Volunteer of the Year once throughout their career. A maximum of one winner will be selected for the award in a given year.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

YEAR RECIPIENTS
2021 Danielle Ferland (Sherbrooke, Que.)
2020 Jean-Philippe Lemay (Sherbrooke, Que.)
YEAR
2021
RECIPIENTS
Danielle Ferland (Sherbrooke, Que.)
YEAR
2020
RECIPIENTS
Jean-Philippe Lemay (Sherbrooke, Que.)
YEAR RECIPIENTS
2019 John Thorpe (Calgary, Alta.)
2018 Claude Fauteux (Montreal, Que.)
2018 Mario Caron (Sherbrooke, Que.)*
2017 Nathalie Lambert (Montreal, Que.)
2017 John Maurie (Iqaluit, Nvt.)*
2016 Lorna Holbech (Abbotsford, B.C.)*
2015 Gordon Rogers (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)*
2014 Sandra Chenard (Ottawa, Ont.)
2014 Pam Dunbar (Yellowknife, N.W.T.)*
2013 Alice Humeny (Calgary, Alta.)*
2012 Glenn Holmes (Stratford, P.E.I.)*
2011 Gilles Dufour (Montreal, Que.)
2010 Michel Verrault (Lac-Beauport, Que.)
YEAR
2019
RECIPIENTS
John Thorpe (Calgary, Alta.)
YEAR
2018
RECIPIENTS
Claude Fauteux (Montreal, Que.)
YEAR
2018
RECIPIENTS
Mario Caron (Sherbrooke, Que.)*
YEAR
2017
RECIPIENTS
Nathalie Lambert (Montreal, Que.)
YEAR
2017
RECIPIENTS
John Maurie (Iqaluit, Nvt.)*
YEAR
2016
RECIPIENTS
Lorna Holbech (Abbotsford, B.C.)*
YEAR
2015
RECIPIENTS
Gordon Rogers (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)*
YEAR
2014
RECIPIENTS
Sandra Chenard (Ottawa, Ont.)
YEAR
2014
RECIPIENTS
Pam Dunbar (Yellowknife, N.W.T.)*
YEAR
2013
RECIPIENTS
Alice Humeny (Calgary, Alta.)*
YEAR
2012
RECIPIENTS
Glenn Holmes (Stratford, P.E.I.)*
YEAR
2011
RECIPIENTS
Gilles Dufour (Montreal, Que.)
YEAR
2010
RECIPIENTS
Michel Verrault (Lac-Beauport, Que.)
YEAR RECIPIENTS
2008 Roger Fradette (Chicoutimi, Que.)
2007 Nannette Ho Covernton (Calgary, Alta.)
2005 Dr. John McCall (Collingwood, Ont.)
YEAR
2008
RECIPIENTS
Roger Fradette (Chicoutimi, Que.)
YEAR
2007
RECIPIENTS
Nannette Ho Covernton (Calgary, Alta.)
YEAR
2005
RECIPIENTS
Dr. John McCall (Collingwood, Ont.)
YEAR RECIPIENTS
1999 Alice Humeny (Calgary, Alta.)
1998 Catherine Humeny (Calgary, Alta.)
YEAR
1999
RECIPIENTS
Alice Humeny (Calgary, Alta.)
YEAR
1998
RECIPIENTS
Catherine Humeny (Calgary, Alta.)