Event History: 2012 Ricoh Sport Awards

The 2012 RICOH Sport Awards took place on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012.

RICOH Sport Awards
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

The winners of the Ricoh Sport Awards were unveiled tonight by Sport Nova Scotia. Among them, an engineer who left his job to build on his 28 national gold medals, a sixteen year-old Olympic hopeful who has fought through some serious injuries, a hockey phenom from Cole Harbour, and a coach who trains the best paddlers on the planet. 
Over 500 members of the Nova Scotia sport community gathered at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel to see Sport Nova Scotia present the 16th annual Ricoh Sport Awards. The prestigious sport recognition event honoured the achievements of more than 220 athletes, coaches, officials, sponsors, sport associations, and volunteers from across the province.
“This event means so much to the team at Sport Nova Scotia because it is designed to honour all the qualities of sport that can have the greatest impact and, in some cases, change lives,” says Jamie Ferguson, CEO, Sport Nova Scotia. “It’s been proven that children who play sport are less likely to get in trouble with the law, more likely to do well in school, and more likely to have higher self-esteem. The individuals that we’re recognizing - many of them still teenagers – represent the best of the best, and every single nominee is a role model for the rest of us.”
David Armstrong, Vice-President of Marketing for Ricoh Canada, the event’s Title Sponsor, took the opportunity to announce that Ricoh Canada will be renewing their sponsorship for an additional four years. Ferguson says, “This is practically unheard of today, to have a partnership with that kind of longevity. We value this immensely and, simply put, we would not be able to have this event without Ricoh Canada.”
Vincent Gauthier, Director of Atlantic Canada for Ricoh says, “Ricoh is honoured to be part of this event. It fits well with our other philosophy and other partnerships across Canada and around the world. Each of the nominees represent what our company believes in – hard work, dedication and excellence.”


The RICOH award winners of the night are:
The RICOH Team of the Year – Mariah Godin from Dartmouth & Emily Riddle from Porter’s Lake (CanoeKayak)
The RICOH Female Individual Athlete of the Year - Ellie Black from Halifax (Gymnastics)
The RICOH Male Individual Athlete of the Year - Mark de Jonge from Halifax (CanoeKayak)
The RICOH Female Team Athlete of the Year - Alexis Crossley from Cole Harbour (Hockey)
The RICOH Male Team Athlete of the Year - Connor Taras from Waverley (CanoeKayak)
The RICOH Coach of the Year  - Csom Latorovszki from Waverley (CanoeKayak)
The RICOH Official of the Year - Warren Nethercote from Boutilier’s Point (Sailing)
The RICOH Association of the Year Award: Truro Lions (Athletics)
The RICOH Sport Makes a Difference Awards (two winners): Jessica Hale from New Minas (Judo) and the Millbrook Warriors from Millbrook (Lacrosse) 

Sport Nova Scotia Chair Award: Al Peppard from Middleton (originally Truro)

For the official press release, including winner bios, please click here.

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