squash ontario annual recognition awards
We are exceptionally fortunate and we have been over the years, to attract the dedicated, committed and enthusiastic people to
the squash community. No award can thank them enough – but it’s a start. Have someone in mind for next year?
Kindly use the form below to let us know you think deserves a spot on the list.
Established in 2016 by the Bannerman/Crossman family, this award is presented annually to the Under 15 junior player in Ontario who best represents the values of William Bannerman by playing with the utmost sportsmanship and respect for the game, and who has a genuine love and joy of the sport that is infectious. The award recipient will be an Under 15 junior player who is likely to play squash for life, encourage and coach others of any level and be a humble and enthusiastic shepherd of the sport. This player is not necessarily someone who has achieved high performance success, but someone who will clearly impact the sport and other players through his or her "spirit of the game". One male and one female will receive a $250 bursary each.
2019 - Ben Marrison (BU15), Gabby Waite (GU15), Jacob Marrison (BU13), Ashley Hall (GU13)
2018 - Noah Crawfor, Molly Chadwick
2017 - amin khan, Aparna Maheshwari
This award was created by the Board of Directors of Squash Ontario to recognize outstanding coaches in Ontario.
It is presented to a coach who has consistently exhibited, espoused and taught the principles of respect, integrity and fair play and who portrays a positive role model both for the game of squash and for the coaching profession.
Mark Porter (2019) DAVID MORRISH (2018) Marci Sier (2017) Graeme Williams (2016)
Nicole Pirko (2015)
Jake Doering (2014)
Matt Easingwood (2013)
Andrew Thompson (2012)
Gary Delavigne (2011)
Jessica DiMauro (2010)
Jamie Nicholls (2009)
Cindy Sachvie (2008)
Bob Tkachuk (2008)
John Wilson (2007)
Rob Brooks (2006) Patrick Hartunian (2005)
Barbara Cooper (2004)
Mike Way (2003)
Pat Richardson (2002)
Bob Shine (2001)
Jim Paton (2000)
Ruth Ann McBride (1999)
Mark Sachvie (1998)
"If you do all you can, it can never be too little”. In 1979, the Board of Directors of Squash Ontario created its Special Achievement Award. It is given at the Board’s discretion, to a volunteer, player, coach or official who has worked on behalf of the game of squash.
Recipients are traditionally those who have made very significant contributions to the game of squash, not only in Ontario but also on a national and international basis. It is Squash Ontario’s highest and most prestigious honour.
Kathy Cowper (2019) jANICE lARDNER (2018) GORDON ROBERTSON (2018) andrew mount (2017) Vincent Taylor (2015)
Barbara Cooper (2014)
Patrick Richardson (2013)
Wayne Smith (2012)
Craig Hall (2009)
CASS QUINN (2008)
PETER WARD (2007)
SHERRY FUNSTON (2006)
MARK SACHVIE (2005)
JIM MASON (2004)
Jonathon Power (2003)
Jim McAuliffe (2002)
Jennifer Birch-Jones (2001)
Lolly Gillen (2000)
Joe Stewart (1999)
Allan Sklar (1998)
Penny Glover (1997)
Rob Brooks (1996) Anne Smith (1994)
Paul Wilson (1993)
Gail Pimm (1992)
David Tullis (1990)
Tony Swift (1988)
Ann Gray (1987)
Barney Lawrence (1986)
John Garland (1985)
Jack Fairs (1984)
Jim Kenward (1983)
Sharif Khan (1982)
Dennis Goodfellow (1981)
Ed Clinton Sheila Smith (1980)
Jim Mason I Dan C. Stewart (1979)
Honouring a man who left an indelible mark on the game of squash in so many areas, the Simon Warder Officiating Achievement Award was created by friends who recognized Simon’s love of and involvement in the officiating side of squash. In the memory of Simon Warder, this award is given to an Ontario official who has earned the respect of the players and their peers; who seeks opportunities to upgrade their skills; who is committed to mentoring others, and who represents the game and profession of officiating with integrity and fairness.
Les Homme (2019) STEVE FLUDE (2018) bob mansbridge (2017) Andrés Orozco (2016)
Dave Howard (2015)
Murray Harper (2014)
Wayne Smith (2013)
Penny Glover (2012)
Squash Ontario events are successful in large part because of the outstanding contributions by corporations. Recipients of this award are acknowledged for contributing to the health and well-being of our game.
Slaight Music (2019) eQUITY bUILDERS (2018) racquet guys (2017) Mayfair Clubs (2016)
Harrow Sports (2015)
The Jesters Club, Ontario Chapter (2013)
John Sekhar, BMO Nesbitt Burns (2011)
Armour Valve Inc.(2010)
The Roberts Nash Wealth Management Group (2010) Robert Harder Consulting Group Inc. (2009)
Dunlop Sports (2007)
Black Knight Canada (2006)
Pace Credit Union (2005)
Jim Mason left an indelible mark on squash in Ontario at the junior level – his commitment to and passion for junior squash laid the groundwork for the programming which is in place now – he mentored coaches who carried the banner and he encouraged young athletes, many of whom went on to achieve national and international acclaim. But through it all, he believed in fair play – on the court and off the court.
Neel Ismail Marlow Benson
Sydney Maxwell Elliott Hunt
AMY COMMISSO AKASHAM RAJAGOPAUL
The game of squash thrives when there is growth at the local and regional levels. The Outstanding Achievement Awards program was created by the Board of Directors to recognize the contributions made by volunteers, corporations, officials, coaches and players at all levels of the game.
Liam Marrison Neel Ismail Nikhil Ismail Dylan Deverill Charlotte Orcutt Brianna Jefferson Molly Chadwick Salma Mounir Tara Mullins Al Cook
ANIS KHAN RALPH SHILLINGTON DEB O'NEIL SANDRA DENDY CHRIS CAMPBELL PETERBOROUGH SQUASH CLUB
Charles de la riva jr. dominique smith/ the university of ottawa squash team joanna phang/elora racquets & Fitness kingston squash association scott benson / ecn capital the mccarthy family toronto & disctrict women's squash association urban squash toronto
Arrow Capital Management Inc. (Robert Maxwell)
Dowling I.D.A Pharmacy
Windsor Squash & Fitness Club (The Porter Family)
Dan Van Moorsel
RICHMOND HILL RACQUET CLUB
Zita and Dan Burns, Subway
2005 and before
Mario Morin SCOTT LAPOINTE
The Barbara Cooper Award will be awarded each year to an individual in Ontario who has over the years built, promoted and enhanced the game of women’s squash. This person exhibits fair play. The individual should demonstrate leadership and achievement in both their competitive and social life. This person is an inspirational role model for others to follow.
nicole garon (2019)
LISA COATES (2018)
julie hisey (2017)
Kathy Cowper (2015)
Tara Mullins (2014)
Elka Markus (2013)
Donna Thompson (2012)
Nicole Pirko (2011)
Robin Kingsmill (2009)
The Robert Brooks Bursary has been established by the Braff Family and Friends to offer financial support to Ontario grade 12 students who have excelled in both school and squash. The successful recipients of the Scholarship will be individuals (one male and one female) who have continually shown passion and sportsmanship, both on and off the court, and who are entering higher education (college or university). Successful recipients will have demonstrated a long time commitment to the programming of Squash Ontario. This bursary provides at least $850.00 to each recipient who will have been accepted for continuing education in an accredited college or university.
Catherine Giachino and Elliott Hunt (2018)
Alex Collins, Amy Commisso, Jackson Kay and Heather Mclachlan (2017)
Alex Riedelsheimer (2016)
Jordan McLachlan (2015)
Matthew HaffeY (2013)
Nicholas Pavicic (2012)
Any individual whom the Squash Ontario Board of Directors considers has contributed greatly to the development or promotion of squash in Ontario is eligible to be made an Honorary Member of the Corporation.