award winners

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.


William Bannerman Spirit of the Game Award

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.

amin khan (2017)

Aparna Maheshwari (2017)


Mark Sachvie Coaching Achievement Award

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.

 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)
Heather Wallace
Ruth Ann McBride (1999)
Mark Sachvie (1998)


Special Achievement Award

"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.

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)


SIMON WARDER OfFIciating achievement AWARD

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. 

bob mansbridge (2017)                                                                                                            Andrés Orozco (2016)
Dave Howard (2015)
Murray Harper (2014)
Wayne Smith (2013)
Penny Glover (2012)


corporatE special Achievement AWARD

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. 

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)
Head (2008)
Dunlop Sports (2007)
Black Knight Canada (2006)
Pace Credit Union (2005)

 


jim mason fair play AWARD

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.

2017

AMY COMMISSO                      AKASHAM RAJAGOPAUL

2016

HUSAM HAMOUR
NICOLE KENDALL
DAVID MILL

2015

JORDAN MCLACHLAN
MADLEN O’CONNOR
STEFAN HOUBTCHEV

2014

ALLISON RICHMOND
JARRYD OSBORNE

2013

ALLISON RICHMOND
JARRYD OSBORNE

2012

EMILY RICHMOND
CAMERON SETH
MEGAN RICHMOND

2011

AILSA AGNEW
MICHAEL MCCUE

2010

SHAUNA WENTZELL
TYLER OSBORNE
NICK SACHVIE

2009

REBECCA LAU
OWEN BUTLER

2008

LAUREN SACHVIE
KIMESH CHETTY

2007

JENNIFER GEMMELL
THOMAS SPETTIGUE
SAMANTHA CORNETT

2006

ANNE RITTER
STRACHAN JARVIS

2005

REBECCA HAZELL
CHRIS SACHVIE

2004

ALEX CORNETT
BILL HATCH

2003

MICHELLE CRAIG
DAVID KODAMA


outstanding Achievement award

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.

2017

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

2016

Arrow Capital Management Inc. (Robert Maxwell)
Bryan Chin
Chris Muirhead
Cindy Sachvie
Dave Cooper
Doug Hamilton
Dowling I.D.A Pharmacy
(Tim McCue)
Gabe Platt
Matt Easingwood
Windsor Squash & Fitness Club (The Porter Family)

2015

Alex Carter
Alexi Gosset
Allan Cook
Amy Commisso
Carter Robitaille
Craig Hall
Dan Van Moorsel
Dolly Kao
Husam Hamour
Madlen O’Connor
Maia Kirk
Marci Sier
Natalie Commisso
Nicole Kendall
Ravi Seth
Ryan Forster
Sophie Mehta
Vinit Kudv

 

2014

Alex Cornett
Elizabeth Cyr
Greg Hutner
Jay Nash
Leah Shaw
Ralph Bentfeld
Shaman Seth
Shivani Ruparell

 

2013

Barb Byrne
Bill Sears
Dave Harrison
Holly Delavigne
Jim Rowland
John Varley
Josh Ginou
Leah Desbarres
Leslie McCue
Scott McLachlan
Tim McCue

2012

BRIAN CLARKE
CHRIS ROBITAILLE
KATHERINE BORZACK
RICHMOND HILL RACQUET CLUB

2011

AARON RODRIGUES
BRENDA FORBES
JEFF LURIE
KENAN CEJVAN
MICHAEL BERTIN
MICHAEL TAYLOR
PATRICK HARTUNIAN
SIMON WARDER

2010

Carolyn Hayden
Glen Brown
Heather Wallace
Jean Gairdner
Lori O’Brien
Wayne Smith
Zita and Dan Burns, Subway

 

2009

Jennifer Bennett
Brian Eldridge
Janice Lardner
Carolyn Moss
Sandra Shaw

2007

Brian Hong
Bob Mundy
Carly Hong
Chris Sachvie
Colin West
David Saad
Laura Gemmell
Mark Sachvie
Nick Sachvie
Nicole Pirko
Rebecca Hazell
Samantha Cornett

2005 and before

Ajay Gupta
Andrew Thompson
Barbara Cooper
Bob Bowers
Bob Myers
Bob Townes
Bob Young
Brad Dussiaume
Carolyn Feather
Carolyn Russell
Chris Loat
Craig Guthrie
David Howard
Deb Ince
Dennis Goodfellow
Ian Crozier
Jake Doering
James Mallon
Jeff Cameron
Julie Clayton
Kelly Williamson
Larry Jones
Leslie Forsbrey
Lisa Coates
Maggie Steyn
Mario Morin
Willie Curry


Barbara Cooper Award

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. 

julie hisey (2017)

Kathy Cowper (2015)

Tara Mullins (2014)

Elka Markus (2013)

Donna Thompson (2012)

Nicole Pirko (2011)

Brenda Forbes(2010)

Robin Kingsmill (2009)


Robert Brooks Scholarship Fund Bursary Award

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.

Alex Riedelsheimer (2016)

Jordan McLachlan (2015)

Matthew HaffeY (2013)

Nicholas Pavicic (2012)


honorary members of Squash Ontario

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.

ALAN SCOTT
BOB SMART
ANNE SMITH
IAN STEWART
JOE STEWART
ROBERT BROOKS
STEPHANIE HEWITT
LOLLY GILLEN
TOM CRAIG