WRESTLING OFFICIAL LEE MACKAY HONOURED WITH FILA’S GOLDEN WHISTLE
Ottawa, on – December 02, 2013) Canadian official Lee Mackay joined exclusive ranks this year in the world of wrestling officiating, becoming the second Canadian to receive the FILA Golden Whistle earlier in the fall. Mario Saletnig was the first Canadian to receive the award in 1986 in Budapest, Hungary.
The Golden whistle was started in 1983 in Kiev at the world championships. Every year, the President or his appointee selects 2-3 officials that were outstanding at the competition and in their careers. It is only given out at the Senior World Championships and the Olympic Games. Officials can only win the "gold whistle" once in their career.
SOC Relaunches New & Improved
Sports Officials Canada in conjunction with industry leader Pearson Dunn Insurance has revamped the existing SOC "Gap" Insurance Program. Liability and Sport Injury coverage are part of the program. Insured officials also have access to the TIC Sport Travel Insurance program. This coverage is in effect as of December 1, 2013. Remember this is a one-stop policy. If you officiate in multiple sports - you are covered for all of them undert this one policy.
Because of your operations, or actions, you are open for possible suits from Third Parties. You may not be liable but you will need to be defended in court. The Liability policy pays for this defence as well as any costs found against you. This Liability Policy is designed to cover the insured official/referee while acting in accordance to those activities applied for by Sports Officials Canada. Errors & Omissions Liability protects the insured for negligent acts, errors or omissions anywhere in the world with suits brought in Canada.
Sports Injury provides coverage for an insured official/referee who sustains bodily injury while acting in accordance to those activities applied for by Sports Officials Canada.
Check out the Insurance section of this website for new details and downloads.
Softball Canada Announces 2013 Award Winners
(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the following award winners who will be recognized at the Softball Canada Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet on November 16th, 2013 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The Banquet will be held in conjunction with the Softball Canada Congress and Annual General Meeting, which will take place from November 14-16. As previously announced, Jim Barr (Official, Northwest Territories), Paul Gard (Builder, Northwest Territories) and Adam Smith (Athlete, Ontario) will be inducted into the Softball Canada Hall of Fame during this Banquet.
Brent Chadwick, from Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, has been selected as the recipient of the Home Run Sports Umpire of the Year award. Brent has been umpiring for over twenty years, and was very busy with major tournaments this year. He umpired at the ISF Junior Women’s World Championship in Brampton and served as Deputy Umpire in Chief at the U21 Men’s International Championship in Saskatoon in addition to working the local Senior Men’s and Women’s tournaments and Western Collegiate Softball Association games in Saskatchewan. He is a master instructor/evaluator for Softball Saskatchewan, and has served on their Umpire Development Committee for almost 14 years.
Synchro Canada announces 2013 annual award winners
Ottawa, November 4, 2013 – Synchro Canada is pleased to name its 2013 annual award winners which were announced at its Annual Convention, November 1-3, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The recipients were elected based on nominations put forth by Synchro Canada members. The final selections were made by Synchro Canada’s Awards Committee.
(The Officials Recognition will recognizes Level 3 and 4 officials at increments starting with 5 years for their dedication and contribution the sport of synchronized swimming as an official and/or referee.be awarded by increments of 5 years.)