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Team Sask Mission Staff win Claude Hardy award

February 27, 2011

Today at the closing media conference Tom Quinn, President of the Canada Games Council presented the Claude Hardy Award to the Team Sask Mission Staff.

 

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Claude Hardy Award

Claude Hardy, who passed away on December 5, 1999, was a pioneer of the Canada Games from their very beginning. Claude’s first involvement with the Canada Games was as an athlete at the inaugural Canada Games in Québec City in 1967. In 1969, he was a coach for Team Québec at the Canada Summer Games in Halifax-Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. And from 1971 to 1999, excluding only the 1975 and 1979 Canada Winter Games, Claude Hardy lead Team Québec as Chef de Mission. His last Games were the 1999 Winter Games in Corner Brook where it was announced that, at each edition of the Games, an award in his name would serve to recognize a provincial or territorial Mission Team who best exhibits leadership, cooperation, integrity and esprit de corps. The first Claude Hardy Award was presented at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2001 Canada Summer Games in London.

The Claude Hardy Award is selected by nominations from the Host Society, Canada Games Council and Provincial/Territorial Chef de Missions.  This is the first time Team Sask has been selected for this award.

Lorne Lasuita, Chef de Mission, accepted the award on behalf of the mission staff team.  He complimented and paid tribute to the 19 members of the Team Sask Mission Staff Team who provided outstanding service to the teams ensuring they had a memorable and rewarding Canada Games experience.

Chef de Mission
Lorne Lasuita, Regina

Assistant Chef de Mission
Michelle Dezell, Regina

Communications
Susan Schneider, Regina
Briana Bolduc, Regina

Ross Lynd, Melfort

Darrell Baker, Regina

Lisa Benz, Regina

Julie Brandt, Saskatoon

Meta Woods, Regina

Anne Weisgerber, Maple Creek

Andrea Muir, Saskatoon

Rod Schmidt, Regina

Larry Lafrentz, Regina

Della Roupp, Zehner

Travis Laycock, Saskatoon

Daniel Longman, Regina

Scott Frizzell, Strasbourg

Kelsie Graham, Moose Jaw

Rory Park, Regina

Jan Hanson, Regina

 

Photos attached:  Lorne Lasuita accepting the award from Tom Quinn, group shot of the Team Sask Mission Staff team.


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