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2015 Annual OCA Cycling Celebration – Award Winners, Photos

by pedalmag.com
Youth Award recipients  ©  Ivan Rupes

November 09, 2015 (Milton, ON) – The 16th annual OCA Celebration gala was held on Saturday, Nov. 7 in the Grande Room at the Grand Chalet in Milton, ON as close to 200 people gathered to share a glass and celebrate the annual awards that were presented honouring many of the province’s talented riders.

OCA celebration - Curt Harnett Table  ©  pedalmag.com

Legendary Curt Harnett, of international track cycling and Pan Am Chef de Mission fame, was the keynote speaker and he was joined at his table by a number of 2015 Pan Am Games riders including Monique Sullivan, Ed Veal, Joe Veloce, Sean Mackinnon, Adam Jamieson, Evan Carey and Mischa Partridge. Also in attendance was Jacques Landry, Cycling Canada High Performance Director – Head Coach.

(l-r) Monique Sullivan, Mischa Partridge, Amelia Walsh, Evan Carey and Jacques Landry  ©  Ivan Rupes

Brendan Arnold, OCA HP Head Coach, was MC for the evening once again and entertained the packed banquet hall as usual while guests and delegates enjoyed a fabulous sit-down dinner as proud parents and fans applauded the award winners.

A special signed Pan Am Games Jersey was up for auction  ©  Ivan Rupes

Along with raffles for many prizes that were donated there was a silent auction was held for a limited edition Cycling Canada 2015 Pan Am Games framed jersey signed by many of the medal winning track team including Sullivan, Hugo Barrette and all of the Ontario track representatives.

The OCA announced a total of $1,629 was raised for the Kevin Watson Fund to support youth cycling initiatives in the province; $620 from raffle tickets sales and the silent auction for the Pan Am Games jersey raised $1,009.

A special signed Pan Am Games Jersey was up for auction  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 Annual OCA Cycling Celebration – Award Winners

Ben Perry - 2015 Male Road Athlete of the Year  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 Road Male Athlete of the Year
– Benjamin Perry

Shelley Gautier - 2015 Road Female Athlete of the Year  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 Road Female Athlete of the Year
– Shelley Gautier

2015 Road Organizer of the Year - Cycle Waterloo  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 Road Organizer of the Year
– Cycle Waterloo

2015 Road Contributor of the Year
– Midweek Cycling Club

Midweek Cycling Club - Road Contributor of the Year  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 MTB-XC Male Athlete of the Year
– Derek Zandstra

2015 MTB-XC Female Athlete of the Year
– Emily Batty

Sean Ruppel of Superfly Racing - 2015 MTB Organizer of the Year  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 MTB Organizer of the Year
– Superfly Racing

2015 MTB Contributor of the Year Peter and Rebecca Meier  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 MTB Contributor of the Year
– Peter and Rebecca Meier

2015 Tim DaSilva BMX Athlete of the Year Amelia Walsh  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 Tim DaSilva BMX Athlete of the Year
– Amelia Walsh

Joe Veloce 2015 Track Athlete of the Year  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 Track Athlete of the Year
– Joseph Veloce

2015 MTB-DH Athlete of the Year
– Kristen Courtney

2015 Cyclocross Athlete of the Year Quinton Disera  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 Cyclocross Athlete of the Year
– Quinton Disera

Tim Farrar accepts his award  ©  Ivan Rupes

2015 OCA President’s Award
– Paris to Ancaster





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