Canadian champion Sam Zakutney rings routine
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About the founder:
Dan Plouffe was born and raised in Ottawa. His list of sporting accomplishments is very short. Dan once tripped and slid into the goalie in Novice hockey, knocking the puck in for the City of Ottawa tournament-winning goal at the same time. His Golden Diggers beach volleyball team recently won a rec league title, and about the only legitimate performance award he’s received was as 2002 track-and-field MVP at Nepean High School.
Dan was better known as the Knights’ school mascot and for being a big-time booster of others who possessed more athletic talent than he did – a trait that’s continued to shape his career years later.
A graduate of Concordia University’s journalism program in Montreal, Dan served as Sports Editor at The Link student newspaper and later as Sports Bureau Chief for Canadian University Press.
He also spent a semester at the University of Ottawa, writing for The Fulcrum and La Rotonde. Dan interned at the Canadian Junior Golf Association and Volleyball Canada, acted as media attaché for the Canadian men’s volleyball team during the 2006 FIVB World Championships and 2007 FIVB World League, and also covered the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Now a member of the Ottawa Sports Awards board of directors, Dan began his professional career at the Port Hope Evening Guide (now Northumberland Today) before returning to Ottawa to work at the Orleans Star and later Ottawa This Week. He was honoured with two "Plume d'Or" awards for best sports story and best municipal affairs story of the year by the Transcontinental Media chain.
Dan, recently married to his wonderful wife Cheryl, is thrilled to see his vision for SportsOttawa.com and the Ottawa Sportspage come to life.
Dan is the Editor for SportsOttawa.com and the Ottawa Sportspage and can be reached at email@example.com .