OTTAWA — May 5th, 2017


The Lifesaving Society of Canada is pleased to announce the names of the nominees for the 2016 lifesaving sports awards. Nominees were selected in seven (7) categories based on performances by Canadian athletes in good standing, achieved in 2016 internationally and nationally. The nominees are as follows:


Performance of the Year

Dennis Cook, Richmond Hill Lifesaving Club – Bronze Medal – Open Beach Flags – Rescue 2016

Dan Grbac, Newport Surf Life Saving Club, NSW– Bronze Medal – Open Beach Sprint – Rescue 2016

Youth National Team (Donald, Reid, Chang, Peek) SERC – Youth World Champions – Rescue 2016


Female Masters Athlete of the Year

Lisa Brown, Ottawa Lifesaving Club

Stéphanie Labelle, Ottawa Lifesaving Club

Caroline Pierre, Ottawa Lifesaving Club


Male Masters Athlete of the Year

Doug Bishop, Ottawa Lifesaving Club

Martin Goulet, Ottawa Lifesaving Club

Robert Read, Ottawa Lifesaving Club


Development Male Athlete of the Year

Tyler Bailer, Wetaskiwin Orcas

Levi Peek, Wetaskiwin Orcas

Aiden Donald, Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis


Development Female Athlete of the Year

Danielle Chang, Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis

Sandrine Hamel, Rouville Surf Club

Madison Ashton, Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club


Female Athlete of the Year

Margot Cunningham, Mississauga Lifesaving Club

Ali Ferguson, Paradise Beach Lifesaving Club

Carolyne Godon, Ottawa Valley Lifesaving Club


Male Athlete of the Year

Dennis Cook, Richmond Hill Lifesaving Club

Dan Grbac, Newport Surf Life Saving Club, NSW

Scott Southwood, Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis


The winners will be announced during the 2017 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships in Markham, Ontario on Sunday, 4 June 2017.


The Lifesaving Society – Canada’s lifeguarding expert – has been saving lives in Canada for over 100 years through its training programs, Water Smart® drowning prevention campaign, and safety management services. Over 1,000,000 Canadians participate annually in the society’s swimming, lifesaving, lifeguard and leadership programs. Lifesaving sport is the only sport that has been developed based on humanitarian principles.  The Society is the governing body for lifesaving sport – a sport recognized by the IOC and the Commonwealth Games Federation.


For more information please contact:

Martin Leprohon, Lifesaving Society of Canada Sport Commissioner


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