Friday, April 7, 2017 – Sudbury – Collège Boréal
Last night, Collège Boréal held its 2016-2017 Athletic Banquet (Gala des Vipères). The annual event aims to celebrate both the athletic and academic accomplishments of Boréal athletes. This year, the Student Life Department, supported by the Athletic Department and Student Council (AGEE), handed out 30 awards and over $26,000 in athletic retention, recruitment, and achievement scholarships.
Most Improved: Mélanie Léger (from Cornwall)
Highest Performance: Stéphanie Sicard (from Azilda)
Best Recruit: Christiane Boudreau (from Sault Ste. Marie)
Most Valuable: Émilie Goulet (from Témiscamingue)
Most Improved: Mathias Lacombe (from Wahnapitae)
Highest Performance: Christian-Philippe Mian (from Sudbury)
Best Recruit: Nathan Rehner (from Brighton)
Most Valuable: Adam Martelli (from Sudbury)
Most Improved: Emilie Roy (from Porcupine)
Highest Performance: Emilie Roy (from Porcupine)
Best Recruit: Aurilia Rochon (from Pembroke)
Most Valuable: Michelle Kozlowskyj (from Garson)
Most Improved: Raphaël Hawey-Deshaies (from Timmins)
Highest Performance: Fabien Martel (from Timmins)
Best Recruit: Domynik Huot (from Sudbury)
Most Valuable: Domynik Huot (from Sudbury)
Female Recruit of the Year: Christiane Boudreau (from Sault Ste. Marie)
Male Recruit of the Year: Domynik Huot (from Sudbury)
Female Athlete of the Year: Michelle Kozlowskyj (from Garson)
Male Athlete of the Year: Adam Martelli (from Sudbury)
Most Valuable: Sara Poliquin
Team Spirit: Kendra Rioux
Most Valuable: Pierre-André Leblanc
Team Spirit: Jérémi Polsky
Most Valuable: Ntumba Malundu
Team Spirit: David Kambale Kausa
Most Valuable: Domynik Huot
Team Spirit: Bosson Philippe Divine Mian
This year, Fabien Martel (from Timmins) was awarded the Dennis Dionne Award. Created in memory of the late Mr. Dennis Dionne, former Collège Boréal badminton coach, this award is handed out each year to the student athlete with outstanding team spirit.
The following athletes received the OCAA Excellence Award for academic achievement (athletes must have maintained an overall average of at least 3.25): Christiane Boudreau, Brianne Chouinard, Émilie Goulet, Domynik Huot, Michelle Kozlowskyj, Brunette Lafleur, Mélanie Léger, Fabien Martel, Adam Martelli, Courtney Phillips, Rémi Rancourt, Aurilia Rochon, Émilie Roy, Stéphanie Sicard, and Megan Tallon.
Each year, the Student Life Department recognizes the contribution of one individual who, through his or her commitment and volunteer hours, supports varsity athletes and the College Boréal’s athletic program. This year, Student Life Recognition Award was awarded to Marc Savage, head coach of the women’s volleyball team.
During the gala, Collège Boréal also congratulated the following student athletes who will be graduating this year: Stephen Benoit, Felix Bernard, Kyle Chartrand, Brandon Lee Chénier, Kaitlyn Coufal, Ryan Van Denheuvel, Maxime Demeules, Jean Brunel Frédérique, Derek Goulet, Émilie Goulet, Jonathan Kalubi Kalonji, David Kambale Kausa, Michelle Kozlowskyj, Erik Laplante, Ntumba Malundu, Jayme Martel, Bosson Philippe Divine Mian, Christian-Philippe Mian, Camille Kabamba Ntombolo, Véronique Paquette, Nicole Paradis, Courtney Phillips, Jérémi Polski, Kylie Pretty, Aurilia Rochon, Tyler Rochon, Justin Sabourin, Audrey-Anne Soucy, Zohaib Tahir, Kevin Thériault, Joel Tremblay, and Mathieu Vaillancourt.
“On behalf of the Boréal family, I would like to congratulate all athletes who have brought honour to Collège Boréal through their athletic achievements and work ethic. We are proud of their accomplishments and hope that they will hold dear all of these experiences for years to come.”
Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal
“We also thank Collège Boréal’s Sports Centre and all those who are committed to offering Collège Boréal athletes the best possible experience, particularly our volunteers, staff members, and sponsors.”
Lucie Groulx, Manager of Student Life, Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.
Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of programs and services in 36 access centres and campuses in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, as well as employment services. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of 24 Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 97% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
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