Wren Acorn received the primary Sport North Award named for the late Robin Mercer-Sproule because the group revealed its 2020 honourees.
Pace skater Acorn, now a member of Canada’s nationwide growth program, was named the NWT’s junior feminine athlete of the 12 months – an award now named for Mercer-Sproule, who passed away earlier this year and left a broad sporting legacy.
Mercer-Sproule, an NWT Sport Hall of Fame entrant, took half in 12 editions of the Arctic Winter Video games and represented the territory in a spread of sports activities.
“Robin was an enormous believer in sports activities and contributed vastly to the Northwest Territories sport neighborhood,” learn a information launch from Sport North on Friday.
“From determine skating to softball, Robin gave any sport she performed one hundred pc and confirmed an admirable quantity of each expertise and arduous work.
“We’re proud to present the award to Wren Acorn … who has proven nice dedication to her sport and to her neighborhood. We consider Robin can be proud to have Wren as the primary recipient of this award.”
The record of award-winners printed on Friday got here within the absence of the ceremony that might ordinarily accompany the annual announcement. The pandemic has cancelled many such occasions in current months.
There have been two awards every for tennis and curling. In tennis, Nikki Gohil received youth male athlete of the 12 months and Bernie Bennett picked up the energetic for all times award, whereas curling’s Staff Koe acquired staff of the 12 months and Shona Barbour was senior feminine athlete of the 12 months.
Becoming a member of Acorn in pace skating, Josh Boudreau – from the game’s Particular Olympics staff – received junior male athlete of the 12 months.
Squash participant Devin Madsen was named senior male athlete of the 12 months.
Judo’s Mario Desforges received coach of the 12 months, softball’s Rob Johnson was named the Dennis Crane Memorial official of the 12 months, and biathlon’s Chuck Lirette took the Delma Kisoun neighborhood contributor award.
Desiree Geautreau received the Ruth Inch contributor to sport award for her work in gymnastics, whereas Corothers’ House Constructing Centre and proprietor Charles Corothers received the company contributor award.