Just because they’re given an award – or another award, in the case of many of this year’s Ottawa Sports Awards lifetime award recipients – doesn’t mean everything is all of a sudden going to be about them. A lifetime of dedication to sport instills certain selflessness, morals and principles, at least two of this year’s headlining winners agree, and it’s just that that they’ve spent so much time trying to pass along to others.
By Dan Plouffe Ottawa athletes and sports figures were in the spotlight from the start and sprinkled throughout the evening as the 41st Canadian Sport Awards gala returned to life on Sept. 20 at Brookstreet Hotel. Ottawa’s Dave DeAveiro, assistant coach for Canada’s silver medal-winning Commonwealth Games men’s basketball team, accepted the first prize of…
Barrhaven forward Merissah Russell took another step towards her basketball dream – the WNBA – at the FIBA Under-17 World Cup.
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Carleton Ravens legend Phil Scrubb came to play in his homecoming with Canada’s national team, leading his squad to a 99 to 69 victory over the U.S. Virgin Islands at TD Place on July 2nd.
Ottawa’s Aiden Warnholtz keeps ticking boxes in his home town: it’s where he won his first – and second – national championship, it’s where he got his first taste of Canada’s national basketball program, and now it will be where he takes the next step in his basketball career with the perennial powerhouse Carleton Ravens.