Canadian Air Force Award
Water Ski Canada and Ryan Dodd are excited to announce the launch of the Canadian Air Force Award!
PRIZE LIST AND WINNINGS BREAKDOWN
- 1 Pair of Stealth Gloves
- 1 Schiek Jump Sling
- 1 Icaro Jump Helmet
- 1 Ski or Die Shirt
- 1 Day of Jump Coaching
Over $1,000 world of value. The winner will be announced at the Canadian Nationals Banquet at McClintock’s Ski School & Club.
VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
- Deadline: Monday, August 6th. Friday, August 10th we will collect the date and determine which video has the most likes.
- The video should be: 30-60 seconds
- Content: The video that will exemplify:
- Canadian spirit
- Love for jumping
- Athletes commitment to the sport of jumping
- Creativity and uniqueness
4. Submission Location: Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
- video attachment
- Google drive
5. Social Media: If you have an Instagram account, please include your Instagram handle/name in the submission email and we will tag you in the caption/comment when it is posted online.
6. The videos will ALL be published online on Tuesday, August 7th on WSWC’s Instagram and Facebook pages. Most “likes” get one of the three votes.
WSWC will download all video submissions to post under WSWC on Facebook or Instagram on Tuesday, August 7th.
The final voting tally will be a weighted sum between the audience, Ryan Dodd, Steve Bush and the video with the most likes (3 total votes)
ABOUT RYAN DODD
Ryan Dodd grew up training on a private ski lake his father built in the cow pasture on their farm. Named Junior Athlete of the Year by Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada in 1999, 2000 and 2001, he went on to be the Male Athlete of the Year in 2002, 2010, 2013,2014, 2016, 2016 and 2017. After winning the world junior jump title in 2000, Dodd joined the national team in 2001. He attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe on a full scholarship where he was captain of the water ski team that won three national titles
- Current Elite ranking: 1st
- Current IWWF ranking: 1st
- World Open Championships: 1st in 2017
- 2017 IWWF Athlete of the Year – Male
- 1st place at the 2017 Nautique Masters whit a distance of 74.1m
- 1st place at the 2017 Vladimir Filin Memorial whit a distance of 75.4m
- 1st place at the 2017 Canadian Open Masters whit a distance of 68.7m
- 1st place at the 2017 Strokes Pro Am whit a distance of 71.9m
- 1st place at the 2017 IWWF World Waterski Championships whit a distance of 68.4m
Along the way, he set a new World Record of 77.4 m at the Space Coast tournament in July
Ryan Dodd had a breakout year in 2017. He won every single Elite Tournament jump event except for an early season 2nd place at Moomba. His wins include the Masters, the Vladimir Filin Memorial, the Ray Stokes Pro Am, the Canadian Open and finally the IWWF World Championships. He also placed 1st in every other tournament entered in 2017. Ryan also acts as the Pan American skier representative on the Athletes Advisory Council to the IWWF Tournament Council as well as being involved in tournament promotion and organization.
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Canadian Air Force Award Recipients
2018 – Nellie Allard
Congratulations to Nellie Allard from Quebec who won the 2018 Canadian Air Force Award. She works hard, shows passion for jumping, is very dedicated and put in the effort to create a video that showcases herself as a true Canadian Air Force member!
Krystal Arvisais Award Information
Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) has established an annual award in honour and memory of Krystal Arvisais, a beloved international level Canadian water skier who, at age 21, tragically perished in an accident in December 2007. Krystal Arvisais, a native of Val-des-Monts, Quebec, represented Canada at the Pan Am Water Ski Championships and the Can Am Challenge, excelled in Canada and the United States, and was a 12-time medalist at Canadian Water Ski Championships.
She was characterized by the Canadian water ski community as a person who clearly loved the sport, was sociable to all, and successfully combined the pursuit of post secondary studies while maintaining a high level of training.
“Ski hard, smile always!”
Click HERE to learn more about Krystal Arvisais
One skier will be selected on an annual basis who best exemplifies the qualities of Krystal Arvisais in her skiing and regard for the sport.
To be eligible for consideration, an individual must:
• Be a male or female water skier, of any age;
• Be an overall skier, participating in all three events (slalom, tricks, jump);
• In normal circumstances, participate in the Canadian Water Ski Championships of the relevant year;
• Be a student at a post-secondary school
•Be a Canadian citizen.
The award will be bestowed upon the eligible skier who best exemplifies the following qualities:
•Love and passion for the sport of water skiing;
•Sociability and friendliness within the water ski community;
•Ability to laugh and make others smile;
•Demonstrates a commitment to training;
•Is a developing skier who demonstrates the ability to water ski at a high level, but who have not yet achieved National Team status;
•Combines training in the pursuit of post-secondary education, or if still in middle or secondary school, with a high academic standing;
Prior to the start of each Canadian Water Ski Championship, the WSWC President shall appoint a panel of three members who will be tasked with selecting the recipient of the Krystal Arvisais Award.
The panel members shall determine any methodology by which to collect information about candidates and, ultimately, to select the recipient consistent with the above criteria. The recipient will be announced at the closing banquet of the annual Canadian Water Ski Championships.
Krystal Arvisais Award Recipients
2018 – Thomas Daigle QC
2017 – Conley Pinette BC
2016 – Janice Stevens ON
2015 – Taryn Grant MB
2014 – Cole Grant MB
2013 – Megan Collins ON
2010 – Amanda Amos ON
2009 – Stephen Collins ON
2008 – Karen Stevens ON
Manoo & Jean Gurjar Scholarship Information
The Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund was established in 2011 as a result of a legacy donation to Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) from Dr. Manoo and Jean Gurjar of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Manoo Gurjar is a longtime and beloved water skier. In 2013, he continued to compete in the Men 9 category (75+), including at national championships where he consistently takes home hardware in the slalom event. Manoo’s smiling presence, friendliness, sharing of volunteer time, stories, photographs and food, have combined to make him a favourite personality at events. He continues to serve as a role model for one and all and is an ambassador for the sport wherever he travels.
It is that love of the sport and its people, and generosity of spirit that prompted Manoo and wife, Jean, to make a donation to WSWC in order to create a Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund that will result in annual financial assistance to support a Canadian skier’s(s’) pursuit of skiing and educational goals.
GOAL OF THE LEGACY FUND
The goal of the Legacy Fund is to provide annual financial support to the skiing and educational pursuits of 1 male and 1 female Canadian water skier annually who best represents the ideals established in honour of Manoo Gurjar. A Legacy Fund allocation of $1,000 will be allocated annually to each recipient.
The skiers selected shall best exemplify the qualities and wishes of Manoo and Jean Gurjar in their regard for the sport and education.
To be eligible for consideration, an individual must:
◾Have not received this bursary in the previous two (2) years
◾Be a male or female water skier, between the ages of 12 and 25 as at January 1 of the applicable year;
◾ Be attending a high school (as defined by the applicant’s home province) or a post-secondary school in the fall of 2018, with strong academic standing;
◾Be a Canadian citizen.
The Legacy Fund award will be bestowed upon the eligible skiers who best exemplify the following qualities:
◾Love and passion for the sport of water skiing;
◾Sociability and friendliness within the water ski community;
◾Gives back to the sport in his or her own unique way;
◾Demonstrates a commitment to education;
◾Demonstrates a commitment to training and becoming better;
◾Competes in sanctioned level competition;
◾Demonstrates potential and drive to compete at the national championship or higher level;
USE OF MANOO AND JEAN GURJAR LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
The financial support should be used in support of water ski training and competitive pursuits, and/or tuition, books and other direct education-related expenses. Successful recipients must provide proof of registration in high school or postsecondary education during the 2018-2019 academic year.
There will be an annual open call for applications, requiring the use of a specific Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund Application Form, the deadline for submission is August 1, 2018.
WSWC shall appoint a panel of three members who will be tasked with reviewing applications and selecting the 2 recipients of the Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy consistent with the above criteria. The recipient will be announced in attendance at the closing banquet of the annual Canadian Water Ski Championships
The recipient(s) will also be presented with a keeper award that commemorates the honour of having been bestowed a Manoo and Jean Gurjar Legacy Fund award.
Manoo & Jean Furjar Scholarship Recipients
2018 Taryn Grant
2018 Jamie Calhoun
2017 Melanie Calhoun
2017 Brody Newton
2016 Nicola Horwood
2016 Conley Pinette
2015 Geneva Roach
2015 Adam Morris
2014 Taryn Grant
2014 Brett Walker
2013 Cole Grant
2013 Rachel Maj
2012 Karen Stevens
2012 Jed Leech
Water Ski & Wakeboard Canada Awards
Click HERE for more information about WSWC’s award recipients and award information.
Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada believe in supporting excellence by recognizing exceptional performances of our athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. The objectives for these awards are:
· To honour the best representatives of our sport
· Stimulate our representatives in the pursuit of excellence
· To favour the visibility of excellence throughout the country
· To create a link of our excellence with our sponsors, and the public.
Nominations are open to WSWC members (individuals, clubs, schools, and provincial associations). All individual nominees must be WSWC members in good standing and Canadian citizens. Nominations for each award must be made by any two WSWC members in good standing.
· Male Athlete of the Year – Water Ski
· Female Athlete of the Year – Water Ski
· Junior Athlete of the Year (female or male) – Barefoot & Water Ski
· Top Athlete of the Year (female or male) – Adaptive & Barefoot
· Steve Bush Coach of the Year – amongst all disciplines
· Official of the Year – amongst all disciplines
· Volunteer of the Year – amongst all disciplines
· Province of the Year
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!
Phone: (888) 526-0685×110.