The purpose of the Hugh Town Memorial Builder Award is to recognize volunteers who have made significant and exemplary contributions to the Outrigger Canoe Racing Discipline of Canadian Outrigger Racing Association (“CORA”) within Canada in the Builder Category.
The CORA Board has approved Policy and Procedure relating to selection and awarding and administering the Award as per the Hugh Town Memorial Builder Award Policy.
The Hugh Town Memorial Builder Award is awarded after the CORA AGM. The CORA Board has reviewed nominations received for the past season and has recognized Grace Morissette of Lotus Sports Club as the 2019 recipient of the Hugh Town Memorial Builder Award.
Grace Morissette has a 30+ year legacy of selfless volunteer effort to paddling sports in general & outrigger canoe racing in particular. She has made contributions to support Canadian paddlers at the international, national, provincial, and club level. She has been part of the Lotus Sports Club that has organized the popular Lotus Iron, Lotus Icebreaker, Lotus Poker paddle, and Bill Alley Memorial Lotus Dragon Boat Regatta for many years. She has given freely of her time as a juniors & steering coach at Lotus Sports Club. She has served on the Lotus Executive & now the CORA Board.
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