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Lesley Anne Schmidt winner of the 2010 Director General's Award

posted Nov 17, 2010, 6:52 PM by Ryan Blair   [ updated Nov 17, 2010, 6:53 PM by Heather MacIntosh ]
On behalf of the division I would like to congratulate Ottawa River's, LA Schmidt as the 2010 recipient of the Director General's Award.  The Director General's Award is presented annually to a coach who contributes to the development or advancement of Sprint Canoe-Kayak outside of, in addition to their regular coaching duties (club development and outreach, coach education, promotion and implementation of LTAD, involvement in national or provincial committees, aboriginal paddling initiative, PaddleALL, etc.).
LA was presented the award at the 2010 CKC Commodore's Dinner.  In addition to her contributions to Ottawa River and the division as a whole, LA was a member of the Sprint Racing Council as chair of the National Coaches Association of CanoeKayak Canada (NCA), formally CACCK for the past 15 years (yes I said 15 years!).  Numerous advancements on coaching professionalism are attributed to LA's many years of service.  LA stepped down from the position and Marc Creamer of Pointe-Claire Canoe Club is the newly appointed NCA chair.