Lifetime Ottawa Sports Awards winners named

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.

July Snapshots: A roundup of local athletes’ action

Two members of the Rideau Canoe Club appeared on same podium at Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Sprint team trials on June 24. Stephen Frodsham won the men’s single-canoe 500 m race, and Drew Hodges took 3rd place. The 500 m race took place on the third and final day of the trials at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Two days later, Canoe Kayak Canada announced its selected national teams. A total of five Rideau Club members made the list: Frodsham and Hodges are on the senior men’s canoe team, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh made the women’s canoe team, and Natalie Davidson and Madeleine Schmidt will race for the women’s kayak team.

Concordes fly at different heights in up-and-down season

Ottawa’s speedskating trio of Ivanie Blondin, Vincent De Haître and Isabelle Weidemann can each look back at the World Cup speedskating season with highs and lows. Blondin, De Haître and Weidemann – each formerly of the Gloucester Concordes – finished the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup season following their departure from the 2018 Winter Olympics, each with personal successes and shortcomings to show for it.

Ottawa Olympians return with renewed regard for how hard it is to hit the podium

  By Dan Plouffe With Ottawa native and 2018 Olympic curling champion John Morris landing in Calgary (his long-time residence), there was no denying a tone of disappointment for the Ottawa Olympians returning home from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games on Feb. 26.   Many experienced injuries, equipment trouble and pure heartbreak as a number…