NEZ Annual Awards Banquet

NEZ Sports Councils’ 50th Annual Awards Banquet was held on November 9, 2019 at the Kingsway Legion.  Over 300 guests attended to help celebrate our milestone of 50 years providing minor sports opportunities to the children in northeast Edmonton.  This is our time to honour the volunteers who make it possible that so many children may participate in baseball, hockey and softball.

AWARD WINNERS
BASEBALL
JR. UMPIRE OF THE YEAR Emma Stoley
SR. UMPIRE OF THE YEAR Tyler Kozak
COACH OF THE YEAR Eric Pankiw
PADRES COACH OF THE YEAR Chris Frewin
SPORTS DIRECTOR Steve John & David Mullen – Balwin Community League
VOLUNTEER Eric Chichak
DIRECTOR’S AWARD John Sutherland
SWABB MEMORIAL Ben Fehr
HOCKEY
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR Darlene Hein
SPORTS DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Ray Benik
COACH OF THE YEAR Rob Engels
JR. OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR Carter Ottmanns
REFEREE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD Anthony Beaulieu
AREA 17 MIDGET TEAM OF THE YEAR NE154  Coach: Shane Langlois
BEST CONDUCT& GREATEST DESIRE NE164 Northstars Novice / Dave Earhardt
DIRECTOR’S AWARD Dylan Thomas
SWABB MEMORIAL AWARD Lucas Wong
JOSH ATTWELL MEMORIAL AWARD Mohammed Rahime
SOFTBALL
ROOKIE COACH OF THE YEAR Erin Stang
UMPIRE APPRECIATION AWARD Denise Koropeski
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Jennifer Radke-Mercier
DIRECTOR’S AWARD Ric Bishop
SPORTS COUNCIL
LIFETIME MEMBER Crystal Feader
SPORTS DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Richard Arnold
DEDICATED WORKER OF THE YEAR Marvin Heise
PRESIDENT’S AWARD Steve Goggin

The Silent Auction will be held again at this years banquet.  Thanks to the Nalesnik Family for organizing this annual fundraiser and thank you to everyone who generously donated the auction prizes.  The money raised will go back into the programs for the kids.

Donations for the silent auction have been gratefully received from:

One Very Special Lady 2 of each light up pictures, wine kozies, pink scarves, Santa light ups
Dr Bryan Brodeau Muscle stimulator, 2 new patient certificates (value $100.00 ea)
Dave Ball 4 – 18 Golf Passes with Cart (value $100.00 for 2)
Alberta Baseball Alberta Baseball caps (2), shirt, hoodie., Long sleeve T
Mike Chipchura 4 Backpaks (2 Swagman/2 Thule)
Canadian Brewhouse (Tanya) 2 – Prime Rib Dinners for 20
MP Ziad Aboultaif – Edmonton Manning 3 – Le Vert the’ Teas
MLA Heather Sweet (Manning) Blanket (from Henry’s – value $100.00)
Jack & Doris Astill Movie and Dinner/$50 Pampa G Card
MLA Nicole Goehring (Castledowns) 4 Stemless Wine Glasses
Stawnichy’s Mundare Sausage 3 – $25.00 Gift Certificates
Sue Chute 3 – pictures & 2 homemade head band and scarf sets
Don & Denise Buhay 3 – scramble square puzzles, party lite candles/defusers, homemade quilt
Steve Goggin 2 – Jiffy Lube Oil Changes (value $80.00 ea)
NEZ Jacket, togue, youth hoodie/Padres cap (2) & youth Jacket, Hoodie (L), NEZ Zippered Hoodie
MLA Deron Bilous (Beverly/Clareview) Banff & Lake Louise Book, Framed Picture (Railway Bridge at Beverly – N Saskatchewan River)
Bears, Balloons and Banquets Balloon Arrangements
Servus Credit Union (Jeffrey Nordstrom) Framed Connor McDavid Picture
Beverly Crest Liqor Mart 26oz White Lambs Run
Allsport Reply Bike
Growers Direct 82 Str/132 Ave (Yadan) Floral Arrangement
Grimshaw Trucking (Gary Leddy) 2 sets of 2 Oilers Tickets for Avalance and LA Kings Games
Yo Baba $100.00 Gift Certificate
Coliseum Steak & Pizza $25.00 Gift Certificate
Janis Irvin. MLA Highlands/Norwood Art Tile – Beaver
Elite Sportswear Lazy Bear Chair
Bill & Janet Henderson Washer toss Game
Amin – Power Play  Sports TV
Lisa Tellefson 2 tickets for Oiler Tickets – Carolina Hurricanes
Boston Pizza – Fort Road 3 – $25.00 Gift Certificates
Amanda Taschuk Hersey’s Chocolate Basket (value $50.00)
Boston Pizza – Beverly $50.00 Gift Certificate
NEZ 2 – 50th Anniversary Hoodies (one chance only – cannot be purchased)
Custom Edge Designers 2 – Lazy Bear Chairs
Lucy Duggins (Parent of the Bantam Chaos) Crock Pot
Councillor Aaron Paquette 2 – Framed Art Pictures
Mayor Don Iveson Framed Night Picture of Legislature
Councillor Jon Dziakyk Soceer T Shirt – 2 Registratons to 24 Hour Continous Soceer Game – June 19-21, 2020
Councillor Tony Caterina Picture – “Fresh Edmonton”
MLA Chris Nielsen Basket (wine glass/chocolates/cup, ens beach ball foot ball candy)
Neil Brown Rockstar LED Sign, pepsi clock, umbrella –
MLAC jersey/sweats/2 water bottles/cap, 2 T-shirts/ wrist watch. Shell (underarmoir)
Softball Alberta Youth Backpak
Councillor Ev Esslinger Art Piece
Elite Sportswear Lazy Bear Chair
Brave Athletic Club 2 – Hoodies
Dovercourt Community (Nelly Van Leevwen) 2 baskets, slippers, lamp
Brett Richardson 2 Gold Tickets and Stinger Jersey
Widynowski Sausage 2 – $25.00 Gift Certificates
Madres PW AAA Basket and Ball Sign
Lysiane Biloden Wallet, 2 framed pictures, Lighted bottle
AJ Fehr 2 – Home Crafted Ball/Bat Holder
NorthStars Athletic Club 2 Hoodies, 2 shirts, 2 water bottles, blanket, chair, Shooter tutor, Oil Kings Tickets
Theresa Rasmussen 2 Hamdemade Togues, Scarfs, Dish Clothes, Shower Set
Tanya Palmowski City of Edmonton Attraction Passes
Amanda Taschuk Hersey Basket
GFL (Brad Nalesnik) GFL Pack Pack with Goodies
Paul McDougall (IPEX) 2 Tees, Togue. Hat 2 Coffee Mugs
Tanya Palmowski 4 – Calaway Tickets
Boston Pizza – Clareview 1 – Large Pizza
K & L Internatinal 2 – Very Large Baskets
NorthWest Paving Edmonton Oiler Tickets –
Eagles (DylanThomas) Bauer track suit, helmet, gloves, skates and stick
McLeod Community League Stanley Socket Set
Btty Chmilar 2 Hanging word pictures., 2 – framed horse pictures, hockey sign, Oilers Tutu pant set
Amy London Hockey Phone Case
Kevin and Judy Nitz Signed Oil Kings Jersey
Emma Henderson Painting
Extra special thanks to Lorraine, Brad, Dayna, Richard and Tanya for assisting with this very special occasion

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