The 56th Annual Benson Cornwall Lions Club Sports Awards Dinner will celebrate local youth, coaches and volunteers from dozens of sports with special guest speaker Dave Smart.
Smart is the Director of Basketball Operations at Carleton University. This year the Men’s and the Women’s Ravens teams both won National Championships. Carleton had never won a Men’s National Championship until Dave took over as coach. Since 2003, Carleton University Men have won 17 out of 20 National Championships – a record unmatched by any team in any sport.
The Cornwall Lions Club is pleased to welcome RBC Financial Group as they will once again provide the $500 RBC Bursary to a student who combines academic and athletic excellence. RBC Financial Group is also the sponsor for the popular High School awards.
Other major awards include the Joe St. Denis Award (Parks & Rec), Benson Friends of the Round Table Award (Lifetime Achievement), Brodie Family Bursary (youth volunteerism), Bill Bray Bursary (academic and athletic achievement), Joe Assaly Award (top junior) with the highlight of the night being the awarding of the Jacques Richard Trophy for Cornwall and Area’s Top Sports Personality.
Jesse Winchester won the 2019 Jacques Richard Trophy, the last time it was presented..
The 56th Benson Cornwall Lions Club Sports Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 10th at the Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre. Tickets are available at Gordon Jewellers (13 2nd St West).
Nominations for awards can be sent to Bill Swinden – firstname.lastname@example.org.