WORA is pleased to recognize the recipients of our 2019-20 Special Recognition Awards. Derek Couturier was the recipient of the Louise Holloway Award for Volunteer of the Year.
Most notably, Derek was the ice scheduler for WORA for many years and also served as manager for numerous teams.
Congratulations Derek and thank you for your valued contributions!
WORA is pleased to recognize the recipients of our 2019-20 Special Recognition Awards. First up is Stacey Jessiman, who was the recipient of the Robert MacKean Award for Novice Coach of the Year. Stacey was the head coach of the U10 Badgers for the 2019-20 season.
Congratulations Stacey and thank you for your contributions!
Steph had been coaching WORA teams from the first year her daughter, Carmen, took to the ice in U8. From then on you were pretty much guaranteed to see Steph behind a bench with her black mitts on teaching girls the finer points of ringette, what to pay attention to during a game, and most importantly, how to stay calm and enjoy the sport she loved to teach.
Even when she was going through treatments, Steph was ever-present for the girls she coached over the years at both the regional and competitive levels at the many power skating sessions, practices, games, tournaments, and provincials.
She is survived by her husband John and daughter Carmen (U19).