Gagné Family Award

The Gagné Family Award for Family of the Year honours the family legacies that run through the Canadian speed skating community and is bestowed upon a family whose members have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the sport.

 

Named in honour of the Gagné Family – in particular brothers Maurice and Pierre, who are pioneers within the Canadian and Quebecois speed skating communities – this award was established in 1996 by John V. Sands, a Hall of Fame speed skater who represented Canada at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games.

Selection Criteria

This award, which will not necessarily be granted every year, will be bestowed upon a family whose members have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the sport of speed skating in Canada.

A minimum of three (3) family members must have been involved in the Canadian speed skating community as athletes, coaches, officials and/or volunteers.

Past Recipients

YearFamilyCity, Province
2020Shields Family (BC) 
2019Williamson Derraugh Family (MB) 
2018Walsh FamilyKitchener-Waterloo, ON
2017Morrison FamilyFort St. John, B.C.
2016Cole FamilyFredericton, N.-B.
2015Stickel FamilyFort St. John, B.C.
2014Proteau/Lemay FamilySherbrooke, QC
2013Gregg FamilyEdmonton
2012Daignault FamilyMontreal
2011Holthuis FamilyCalgary
2010Lambert FamilyMontreal
2009Terstappen FamilyCalgary
2008Lamarche FamilyQuebec City
2007Gilday FamilyYellowknife
2006Wotherspoon FamilyRed Deer, Alta.
2005Laberge FamilySainte-Foy, Que.
2004Thobo-Carlsen FamilyFort St. James, B.C.
2003MacLeod FamilyRiverview, N.B.
2002Templeton FamilyMoose Jaw, Sask.
2001Grenier FamilyQuebec City
2000Marshall FamilyCoquitlam, B.C.
1999Overend FamilySalmon Arm, B.C.
1997Mackay-Goplen FamilySaskatoon
1996Pierre Gagné FamilySainte-Foy, Que.