2018 CAF Sports Awards Ceremony
On October 18, Canadian Morale and Welfare Services hosted the 30th Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Sports Awards Ceremony at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, honouring the best CAF athletes, coaches, officials and teams of the year.
In addition to honouring the best sports performances of the year, three members were named to the CAF Sports Honour Roll for their exceptional sports careers, and two were presented with the Dedication to CAF Sports Award for their outstanding commitment to military sports.
The evening began with remarks from LGen Michael Rouleau, Commander for Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC). He highlighted the important contribution sports play in the Canadian Armed Forces and went on to say, “The military profession of arms requires our troops to be fit and resilient to succeed on difficult operations. The women and men that we are celebrating at the CAF Sports Awards embody the best of our ethos and we celebrate their excellence.”
In addition to honoured award recipients, two accomplished military athletes, SLt Kyle Deveau at CFB Esquimalt and WO Alain Chalifoux at CFB Greenwood, were featured in a short video entitled The Heart of Sports. The video highlighted the contribution of sports to physical ability, teamsmanship, family and community.
The CAF Sports Honour Roll inductees are: Maj Serge Faucher, Track and Field Athlete; WO (Ret’d) Stan Poirier, Fastball Athlete; and Sgt Ivan Karin, Volleyball Athlete.
The Dedication to CAF Sports Award winners are: MWO Chuck Harvey, Volleyball; and Cpl Kevin Cardinal, Hockey.
The Achievement Award winners are: Capt Sarah Graves, Female Athlete of the Year, Triathlon; LCol Eric Travis, Male Athlete of the Year, Triathlon; Capt Gérard Caron, Coach of the Year, Multi-sports; Capt Steven Stuart, Official of the Year, Volleyball; and 3 Wing Bagotville Ball Hockey Team, Team of the Year.
Congratulations to this year’s nominees and award winners.