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Calgary Booster Club Announces Award Winners

The Calgary Booster Club today announced the Athletes of the Year, based on performance during the 2021 calendar year, and the winner of its most prestigious award, Sportsperson of the Year:

  • Sportsperson of the YearRON LOGAN, football volunteer
  • Henry Viney Trophy (female) — STEPHANIE LABBÉ, soccer
  • Scott-Mamini Memorial Award (male) — RILEY FLEMING, golf

The Special Olympics Calgary Award this year goes to nine representatives — figure skaters Amber Harriman, Emma Bittorf, Meg Ohsada, Kennedy Zaytsoff, JorDen Tyson; alpine skier Ferris Brewer; cross-country skiers Emily Ross, Sarah McCarthy; and speed skater Katie Saunders. These athletes had planned to compete at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Kazan, Russia, but the event was postponed.

Media members interested in setting up interviews with any of the winners should contact Scott Cruickshank, Content Manager of the Calgary Booster Club ([email protected]).

Award winners, including Honoured Athletic Leaders and endowment recipients, will be officially recognized June 26 at the Calgary Booster Club’s 68th annual Gala. Tickets for the afternoon reception at WinSport are available at:



A fixture on the local sporting scene for more than a half-century, Logan grew up in West Hillhurst and played in the Calgary Bantam Football Association, where he eventually coached and served as an administrator for 49 years. To this day, he is involved in the association as well as Football Alberta.

Among his many achievements, Logan is the founder of the Selects program, which, yearly since 1988, sends a group of 30 bantam players from Calgary to the United States for tournaments.

Logan, named an Honoured Athletic Leader in 1996 by the Calgary Booster Club, also coached hockey and baseball teams, in addition to spearheading the development of the football fields at Shouldice Park.



The Calgary resident, of course, is a familiar face to anyone who watched the Tokyo Olympics. Labbé, goalkeeper of the Canadian side, grinned her way through a dramatic shootout win in the gold-medal match against Sweden.

Also in 2021, not only did she suit up for FC Rosengård of the Damallsvenskan league in Sweden and Paris Saint-Germain in France, she was runner-up for the FIFA Best Women’s Goalkeeper.

Playing legacy cemented — she also earned bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro — she recently retired. Now Labbé, a former member of the Calgary Foothills Club, intends to dedicate her time to youth soccer across Canada.

Other nominees:

  • Morgan Bird: swimming
  • Ivanie Blondin: speed skating
  • Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski: rowing
  • Rebecca Smith: swimming
  • Isabelle Weidemann: speed skating



Few golfers have enjoyed the kind of year Fleming had in 2021.

His winning spree ran deep — PGA of Alberta Assistants champion (for the fourth time), Alberta Open champion (for the third time), PGA of Alberta champion (for the third time), and PGA of Canada champion. It’s no wonder that Golf Canada named the Airdrie resident the Mike Weir Player of the Year.

Currently the teaching pro at Lynx Ridge Golf Club, Fleming is no stranger to big seasons. In 2012, as a teenager, he won both the Alberta Amateur and the B.C. Amateur titles.

Other nominees:

  • Jordan Belchos: speed skating
  • Ted-Jan Bloemen: speed skating
  • Stefan Daniel: cross country, paratriathlon
  • Kevin Koe: curling
  • Brayden Point: hockey


The Calgary Booster Club has celebrated athletic excellence and community leadership since 1952.

For More Information:

Scott Cruickshank
Content Manager, Calgary Booster Club
Tel: 403-510-3063
[email protected]

Rob McLeod
Digital Media Manager, Calgary Booster Club
Tel: 403-618-2946
[email protected]