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The 2013 Canadian Armed Forces Sports Awards Ceremony was held on Friday Oct. 25 and honoured the outstanding athletes, teams and contributors to CAF National Sports. Among the winners were the following ex-Cadets. If we missed anyone, please let us know. (The following are excerpts from the Canadian Forces National Sports Facebook Page)

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The 2013 Canadian Armed Forces Sports Awards Ceremony

The annual ceremony was held on Friday Oct. 25 and honoured the outstanding athletes, teams and contributors to CAF National Sports.

Among the winners were the following ex-Cadets.  If we missed anyone, please let us know. (The following are excerpts from the Canadian Forces National Sports Facebook Page)

Honour Roll Inductee

19870 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER / CAPITAINE DE CORVETTE JASON LAWTON

Triathlon

Builder / Bâtisseur

LCdr Lawton has played a critical role in the growth of civilian and military triathlon. As the senior member of the CAF Triathlon Committee and as CISM Team Manager, he consistently supports his athletes’ success. In the civilian triathlon community, LCdr Lawton founded the Shearwater Navy Triathlon and was its Race Director from 2003-2009, was also the Race Director and Developer of the Bridgetown Triathlon. / Le Capc Lawton a joué un rôle crucial dans l’évolution du triathlon au sein des ligues civiles et militaires. En qualité de membre dirigeant du comité de triathlon des FAC et de gérant d’équipe au CISM, il a toujours épaulé les athlètes dans leurs réussites. Dans la communauté civile du triathlon, le Capc Lawton a été le fondateur du triathlon de la Marine de Shearwater et directeur de la course de 2003 à 2009. Il a également exercé les fonctions de directeur de la course et de promoteur du triathlon de Bridgetown.

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CAF Female Athlete of the Year

23533 CAPTAIN / CAPITAINE HEATHER SMITH

Multi-sports / Multisports

Greenwood

Royal Canadian Air Force / Aviation royale canadienne

On the ice, Capt Smith led her hockey team to win CAF Nationals, won gold at the World Pond Hockey Championships, and won the women’s division of RedBull Crashed Ice Halifax. In summer sports, she was captain of her Slo-Pitch Team, and had the top women’s time at Triathlon Regionals. / Sur la patinoire, le Capt Smith a mené son équipe à la victoire aux Championnats nationaux de hockey des FAC. Membre de l’équipe qui a gagné la médaille d’or aux Championnats mondiaux de hockey sur glace naturelle, elle a aussi remporté la compétition RedBull Crashed Ice de Halifax dans la division féminine. Pour ce qui est des sports d’été, le Capt Smith a été capitaine de l’équipe féminine de balle lente et a enregistré le meilleur chrono chez les femmes aux Championnats régionaux de triathlon.

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CAF Male Athlete of the Year

25815 OFFICER CADET / ÉLÈVE-OFFICIER JASON SONG

Taekwondo (Lightweight Division) / Taekwondo (division des poids léger)

RMCC / CRMC

Military Personnel Command / Commandement du personnel militaire

Competing against Canada’s best, OCdt Song finished 8th at Olympic Trials, and ended 2012 ranked 5th nationally. He also finished 5th at the World University Championships, representing the CAF with distinction. In CAF competition, he won the gold medal at the National Championships and was named Tournament MVP. / L’Élof Song s’est mesuré aux meilleurs athlètes de taekwondo au Canada et a réussi à se hisser au 8e rang lors des essais olympiques et a terminé l’année en 5e place à l’échelle nationale. Il a également récolté une 5e place aux Universiades où il a représenté les FAC avec distinction. Dans les compétitions militaires, l’Élof Song a remporté la médaille d’or aux Championnats nationaux des FAC et a été nommé le meilleur athlète du tournoi.

 

The complete results may be found here at the Canadian Forces National Sports Facebook Page