The Marshall Memorial Award for Sportsmanship & IM Wrap-up

No. 3300 JAMES ALICK MARSHALL

The Marshall Memorial Award for Sportsmanship was donated to the Colleges in 1956 by the Class of RR’52 / RMC ’54 in memory of their classmate, ALICK MARSHALL.

Alick, a native of Castor, Alberta, was a really fine person, a high achiever, and an outstanding leader.  Alick served as Cadet Wing Commander in his second year at Royal Roads (’51-’52) and he was also the obvious choice for the appointment of Cadet Wing Commander at RMC in his final year at RMC (’53-’54).

Alick was a tough competitor in sports, especially soccer and hockey, but above all, he believed in and always demonstrated the spirit and importance of sportsmanship.

Tragically, while serving in the RCAF, Alick was killed in a training exercise at Portage La Prairie in July 1954, only six weeks after Graduation.
The memorial trophy includes a fitting quotation:  “He travelled a short while toward the sun and left the vivid air signed with honour”.

The Marshall Memorial Award for Sportsmanship was initially presented to “the outstanding cadet who best demonstrated sportsmanship, determination, and skill in the annual Canadian Services Colleges Tournament”.  These Tournaments were discontinued.  This trophy was re-dedicated and is now being awarded to “the Third Year cadet who best exemplifies sportsmanship in the RMC IM (Intramural) Sports Competition”.

3201 Austen (Aus) Cambon, rmc ’54,  Cadet Wing Sports Officer ’53-’54

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2017 Winter IM Winners

Article by: Jori Ritchie, Intramural Coordinator 

After a successful 2017 winter season, the Rec and IM department would like to congratulate the winning Squadrons for each sport and recognize individuals for their sportsmanship and dedication to their teams.

The winning Squadrons for each sport were:

Inner Tube Water Polo, 5 SQN; Dodgeball, 8 SQN; Volleyball, 7 SQN; Ice Hockey Tier A, A DIV; Ice Hockey Tier B, D DIV; Basketball Tier A, B DIV; Basketball Tier B, B DIV; Flag Football, 3 SQN.

The Most Sportsmanlike winners for each sport were;

Inner Tube Water Polo, OCdt Servais, 10 Sqn; Dodgeball, OCdt Choi, 2 Sqn; Volleyball, OCdt Pratte, 1Sqn; Ice Hockey Tier A, OCdt Bellrose, 6 Sqn; Ice Hockey Tier B, OCdt Pindi, 1 Sqn; Basketball Tier A, OCdt Johnson, 5 Sqn; Basketball Tier B, OCdt Choi, 3 Sqn; Flag football, OCdt Moors, 5 Sqn

The Most Valuable Player winners for each sport were:

Inner Tube Water Polo, OCdt Visca, 4 Sqn; Dodgeball, OCdt Lai, 5 Sqn; Volleyball, OCdt Tremblay, 4 Sqn; Ice Hockey Tier A, OCdt Chubb, 7 Sqn; Ice Hockey Tier B, OCdt Rawling, 12 Sqn; Basketball Tier A, OCdt Thomson, 12 Sqn; Basketball Tier B, OCdt Hoekstra, 6 Sqn; Flag football, OCdt Gerlinas, 3 Sqn.

To finish off, we have the overall Male and Female Athlete of the year, and Most Sportsmanlike Male and Female of the year. The Winners were:

Male Athlete of the Year:

OCdt Bellerose, 6 SQN

Female Athlete of the Year:

OCdt Dillman, 7 SQN

“Marshall Memorial Award for Sportsmanship Male”:

OCdt Pratte, 1 SQN

 “Marshall Memorial Award for Sportsmanship Female”:

OCdt Simon, 7 SQN

2 Comments

  • Les East

    June 6, 2017 at 1:49 am

    We were given smaller replicas of the trophy. Wondering if our names are on the Marshall Memorial Trophy itself?
    5554 LTC East RR ’60