Red Deer Advocate Athlete of the Year and Lifetime Sport Achievement nominations being accepted

Alberta Sport Development Centre- Central is now welcoming applications for the 2018 Red Deer Advocate Male and Female Athlete of the Year, as well as the Lifetime Sport Achievement Award.

The Athlete of the Year recognizes amateur athletes “able-bodied or with a disability, who have been highly successful in their sport(s) in the past calendar year. Red Deer is a leader in developing champions in all sports which aligns with Canada’s “Sport for Life” blueprint for a successful and healthy nation.”

They must be a local athlete, from Red Deer and region or representing a Red Deer team and must have one or multiple significant accomplishments of local, national or international acclaim.

There are no age restrictions and accomplishments can be individual or as a representative of a team.

In 2017, RDC cross country runner Jordanna Cota was the female recipient and Kings volleyball player Regan Fathers was the male winner.

Nominations are due by Jan. 31 and can be submitted


Jordanna Cota and Regan Fathers 2017 Advocate Athletes of the Year

Dwayne Lalor receives City of Red Deer Lifetime Sports Achievement Award

The Lifetime Sport Achievement Award, sponsored by the City of Red Deer, honours, “an outstanding sportsperson who has made a significant contribution towards the development and operation of amateur sport in Red Deer”.

Some of the criteria include a genuine interest in the overall growth as well as distinctly enhanced or developed amateur sports in Red Deer. They must have a minimum of five years community service and involvement in Red Deer amateur sports.

Last year, Dwayne Lalor was the winner.

For more details, check out the full criteria at

The Lifetime Sport Achievement Award nominations are due Jan 31.

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