2014 Awards

Year 17  – May 20, 2015 – Wilmot Recreation Complex, New Hamburg

2014 Athlete of the Year – Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje – Figure Skating (Waterloo)


In the international Skating Union, Andrew and Kaitlyn are ranked number one in the world in Ice Dance, or as Anna Trebunskaya said, “…the leading man and leading lady”. For this skating duo, 2014 allowed them, once again, to “…live their dreams and share their passion”.


Their competitions throughout the year took them to numerous countries with amazing results at each. Examples include the ISU World Championships in Japan, silver medal; Olympic Winter games in Russia, 7th place finish; Nebelhorn trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany, gold medal; Skate Canada International in Kelowna, BC, gold medal; NHK Trophy in Japan, gold medal; ISU Grand Prix Final, Barcelona, Spain, gold medal; and a silver medal at the Canadian Tire National Championships in Ottawa.

Other Nominees:

Jessica Buttinger – field hockey/athletics (Waterloo)

Alec Elliot – swimming (Kitchener)

Katie Harnock – wheelchair basketball (Elmira)

Taveena Kum – boxing (Kitchener)

Becky Pavan – volleyball (Kitchener)

Tanner Pearson – ice hockey (Waterloo)

Silvana Shamuon – martial arts (Waterloo)

Tyler Varga – football (Kitchener)

Amanda Woodcroft – field hockey (Waterloo)

Awards of Excellence

Individual – Rob Way, Hockey, In-line Hockey & Fastball


Rob Way has been and continues to be very involved as an active volunteer and organizer in Hockey, In-line Hockey and Fastball.


Rob has held a variety of positions with the Waterloo Minor Hockey Association, and has been the assistant and head coach of the Wellesley Apple Jacks Jr C Hockey Club. Rob is also the owner/coach of the K-W Rage team and president of the Great Lakes Junior A Inline Hockey League. Rob coached boys in the North Waterloo Minor Softball League and has been involved with the Ontario Amateur Softball Association, Softball Canada, International Softball Congress, Hockey Helps the Homeless and Special Hockey International.

Rob Way

Organization – Wilmot Aquatic Aces Swim Club


The Wilmot Aces Swim Club is all about fitness, fun, skill development, goal setting, and competition.


The Aces are an inclusive team taking pride in demonstrating diversity in the water and on the deck. The club started in 1989 and family involvement is key to this team’s success.

Wilmot Aquatic Aces

Team – New Hamburg Firebirds Jr “C” Hockey Team


The New Hamburg Firebirds Junior C Hockey Team has had considerable success on the ice winning two championships in recent years.


Players are members of the New Hamburg Jr Firebird Family – they are encouraged to complete their education at high school, college or university or to have full-time employment.

New Hamburg Firebirds