NEZ Sports Council held their 46th Annual Awards Banquet on November 14, 2015 at the Kingsway Legion.  Well over 300 guests attended this annual event to celebrate another successful year of minor sports in northeast Edmonton and to honor the volunteers who make it possible that so many children may participate in baseball, hockey and softball.

Congratulations to this years award recipients:

Derek Swabb Memorial Award Ryley Deckert
Junior Umpire Award Cori Spry
Senior Umpire Award Jordan Chipchura
Coach of the Year John Yaremkowych & Michael Yaremkowych
AA Coach of the Year Ed Patenaude
Baseball Director of the Year Charlene Deckert – Kilkenny
Volunteer Appreciation Brad Bilida
Directors’ Award Anne Trefan
Derek Swabb Memorial Award Matt Smith
Winter Sports Director Dylan Thomas – Eagles
Coach of the Year Ken Hanson – NE185 Initiation 1
Executive of the Year Amy & Pat London
Junior Official of the Year Darren Gomms
Senior Official of the Year Bill Clark & Peter Irwin
Referee Sportsmanship Award Mario DeRose
Area 17 Midget Team of the Year NE154 NEZ Midget – Coach Kal Eschuk &
Cody Kleparchuk & Brandon Vollweiter
Team Award Best Conduct & NE204 Eagles Novice 6 – Coach Dale Weaver &
Greatest Desire Kyle Alexander, Kevin King, Jerry Lee,
Jason Roberts, Frank Sommer & David Woodley
Josh Atwell Memorial Award Tristen Brown
Directors’ Award Jammie Reid
Rookie Coach of the Year John Broderick – Bannerman T-Ball
Volunteer Appreciation Award Kasey Langstaff
Umpire Appreciation Award Samantha Tyson
Directors’ Award Lorraine Landry
Lifetime Member Darlene Hein
Sports Director of the Year Melissa Chipchura
Dedicated Worker of the Year Jim Fraser
Presidents’ Award Perry Michetti


Over $5500.00 was raised at the Silent Auction 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 that was raised will go back into the programs for the kids.

Honorable Brian Mason Framed Hockey Picture
Honoraable Deron Bilous Stemless Wine Glasses & Coasters
MLA Nicole Goehring Hockey Crib Board
MLA Chris Nielsen Hockey Crib Board
MLA Heather Sweet Pottery Mugs
Mayor Don Iverson City of Edmonton Glasses
Councillor Tony Caterina Leanna’s Fine Art & Leather Billfold
Councillor Bev Esslinger City of Edmonton Glass Bottle
Councillor Ed Gibbons Framed City of Edmonton Picture
Councillor Dave Loken Curling Rock
EFCL Gift Pack
Community Services Tote, Blanket, Mugs, Coffee
All Sports Replay Hockey Equipment
Elite Sportswear Oil Kings Tickets & Duffle Bag
Hockey Edmonton Hockey Gloves & Neck Protector
Softball Alberta Ponchos, T-shirts & Lunch Tote
Brave Raiders Jacket, Hoodie, Golf Shirt, etc.
Eagles Track Suit, Jacket & Hat
Northstars Conditioning Camp, Hoodie, etc.
Maple Leafs Jacket
Warriors Raffle Basket – Wine & Goodies
Ally Cure Epicure Basket
Balloons, Bears & Bouquets Balloon Arrangements
Beverly Crest Liquor Store Corono Ice Buckets & Goodies
Boston Pizza – Beverly Two $25.00 Gift Certificates
Boston Pizza – Fort Road Two $25.00 Gift Certificates
Castledowns Bingo Carry-on Bag, Watch, Mugs & Goodies
Chianti’s Restaurant Four $25.00 Gift Certificates
Domino’s Pizza 10 Two Topping Pizzas
Earls – 50 Street Chef’s Table Experience
Grimshaw Trucking Oiler Hockey Tickets & Camo Cap
K & L International Wheeled Tote, Winter Jacket & Goodies
Kuhlman’s Greenhouse $25.00 Gift Certificate & Jam/Dip Basket
Mayfield Dinner Theatre Four Tickets for Hair
Mundare Sausage House Four $25.00 Gift Certificates
Northern Welders Ltd. Jacket, Shirt & Hat
Northwest Paving Jacket, Tote, Golf Shirts, Hats & Touques
Racks for Cars Two Thule Backpacks & Dewalt Tool Bag
Running Room Cool Mesh Socks, Fitness Book & Goodies
Sobeys – Hollick Kenyon Gift Basket – Tote, Hat, Men’s Cologne
Widnyowski’s Sausage House $50.00 Gift Certificate
Jack & Doris Astill Two Dinner & A Movie
Dave Ball Oiler Jersey & Golf Pass & Cart for Two
Neil Brown Rockstar Neon Light & Pepsi Cooler Tote
Neil Brown Gatorade Cooler Fridge & Soccer Ball
Betty Chmilar Connor McDavid Oilers Jersey & Oiler Mitts
Betty Chmilar Oil King Tickets, Scarves, Long Sleeve T
Bonnie Easton Tupperware Gift Pack
Kim Fulmer Partylite Gift Basket
Bill Henderson Washer Game Box
Kimi Henderson-Peerani Pearlized Dishes
Vic Lazarowich Bosch Oscillating Tool Kit
Paul MacDougall Windshirt
Brad Nalesnik Stormtech Jacket
Tanya Palmowski Partylite – Elephant Candle Holder
Tanya Palmowski Continental Treat Dinner for Two
Joselyn Smith Eskimo Tickets for Playoff Game
Alissa Tremblay Two Totes & String Backpack
Jim & Betsy Turner Homemade Afghan
Brent Tyson City of Angels Opening Night Tickets
NEZ Sports Council Roller Bag & Goodies


Thank you to the Executive Members of the NEZ Sports Council and the Baseball, Hockey & Softball Committees and to our member Community Leagues & Athletic Clubs and their Executives and members.  Thank you also to our elected Representatives and Governing Bodies for your continued support.  And a special thanks to Jerome Bidulka, Lem Mundorf and photographer Collin Epp from Free Expression Photographics.

Mark your calendars for the 47th Annual Awards Banquet and Silent Auction on November 5, 2016.