Tessa Lowry is advancing her hockey adventure, taking on a coaching role with the SAIT Trojans women’s team, which stands as the only all-female hockey staff in the ACAC. “It’s empowering to see that,” said the 24-year-old daughter of Dave Lowry.
Applications & nominations are now open for the following grant & recognition awards:
Bob Freeze Sport Grant, Art Smith Endowment, Honoured Athletic Leader, & Sportsperson of the Year.
Deadline: Fri, Feb 24, 2023
Calgary Booster Club
For the spirit of sport since 1952
Hosted at Winsport, we are rolling out the red carpet to celebrate athletic and leadership excellence.
Sunday, June 26 @ 2pm
The Calgary Booster Club recognizes and supports achievement and leadership in sport.
Sportsperson of the Year
Every year the Calgary Booster Club celebrates an individual whose achievements have made a significant impact on local sport.
This is the Sportsperson of the Year, the club’s flagship honour, which has been handed out since 1954.
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Being invited to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral is only the latest chapter in the life of one of Calgary’s most fascinating people. Olympic medals, including gold in 1992, don’t begin to tell the story of Mark Tewksbury. And, at 54, he continues to break ground. “I love my life. It’s so interesting. I never know what’s going to come.”
Calgary’s Gabriella Durante maintains a hectic pace. Summers mean twice-daily workouts for sprint-canoe events. Winters mean tending the nets of the UCalgary Dinos hockey team, plus a full course load. And she refs. And she coaches. “It’s exhausting physically, mentally, emotionally … (but) it’s on me.”
Retired as an accomplished triathlete and still only 29 years old, Calgary’s Ellen Pennock is enjoying the next phase of her life — living and coaching in Victoria, working as the creative director of Feisty Media, and, yes, still running very fast. “I have things I’m excited about, which is great. This is definitely the best I’ve been in a long time.”
Calgary’s Jordan Jensen-Whyte reflects on a basketball season that saw him win an NBLC championship with the London Lightning and a Commonwealth Games bronze medal with Team Canada. “I’ve had a really interesting and unique career. I’m really excited about what’s going to be happening next. But, as I’ve learned over the years, things can change.”
Brodie Shields-Tyler rises to the occasion for the SAIT Trojans, capturing the ACAC men’s championship, the biggest victory of his golfing career. “It’s definitely awesome to have it on the resume.” Now the Calgarian is preparing for the national showcase.
Sport Legacy Fund
For decades the Calgary Booster Club has supported and recognized programs that showcase the best of Calgary’s athletes and sports leaders.
A brand new fund is now upon us, the Calgary Booster Club Sport Legacy Fund, created to provide stable future grants, scholarships and recognition programs to support our very best prospects.
This new fund was created in conjunction with Parks Foundation Calgary and will provide tax receipts for donors and ensures that Calgary’s sport legacies will thrive for decades to come.