At the 2018 OVAtion Awards Banquet this year at Horseshoe Resort we had the opportunity to celebrate some amazing people in the volleyball community and their contributions to the sport. In addition to the regular OVAtion Awards, the OVA also introduced the inaugural OVA Hall of Fame and inducted a number of deserving individuals into the Hall of Fame.
With the inaugural Hall of Fame, the OVA has moved over all Honourary Life Members of the Association to the Hall of Fame under the category of Furlani Legends. In addition to moving Honorary Life Members, the OVA is also moving the Paul and Shelley Brownstein Builder Award and its past recipients into the Hall of Fame.
Listed below are the OVAtion Award Recipients from the banquet as well as the Hall of Fame Inductees. To view a full album of photos from the night, please click here.
|Ken Davies Memorial Award||Justin Lui|
|Evelyn Holick Award||Lauren Wong|
|Scarborough Solars Award||Andrew Richards & Madeleine Garneau|
|Corporate Award||Mettle Sports Training|
Anne Borschneck, Bo Brkic,
|Achievement Award||Doug Bond, Julie Roscoe, Mark Sutton & Haiqi Liu|
|Diane Wood Special Achievement Award|| Barry Brownlee, Daniel Lethbridge,
Deborah Price & Kelly Smith
|Dennis Pomeroy Award||Eric Lawlor|
|Sylvia Jaksetic Female Official of the Year Award||Lynn Watkins|
|Officials' Committee Award of Merit||Paul Higgins|
|Development Male Coach of the Year||Peter Stafford|
|Development Female Coach of the Year||Lisa Watson|
|Mike Bugarski Male Coach of the Year||Francois St-Denis|
|Sandy Silver Female Coach of the Year||Lynn Thomson|
|Community Engagement Award||London Sharks Volleyball Club|
|Doug Robbie Volunteer of the Year Award|| The Organizing Committee of Sitting
Volleyball for the Invictus Games
Ontario Volleyball Hall of Fame
Anton Furlani, Barry Mutrie, Brenda Willis,
Marj Shedd & Modris Zulps
Evelyn Holick & Don McGregor
1967 Canada Games Women &
Bill Seto, Bruce Stafford, Chris Lawson,
As part of the inaugural Hall of Fame the OVA has created a short video introduction for each of the inductees. You can view the videos below or check out the full playlist on our YouTube channel.