Cornwall, ON — On June 26th, Cornwall City Council recognized the 2023 Ontario Winter Games Legacy Award recipients.
Maxwell Hum from St. Joseph’s High School, Ava Bellefeuille from St. Lawrence High
School, and Lilah Mines from Char-Lan District High School were presented with a plaque and signed the Book of Recognition.
Established in 1994 to support the objectives of the Ontario Games Program, the Ontario Winter Games Legacy Awards aim to assist in the development of amateur athletes in Ontario.
The award includes a minimum of two annual bursaries to a male and female student who have demonstrated athletic excellence in Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry communities and are pursuing post-secondary studies.
“Each year we are impressed with the candidates who apply for the OWG Award, and this year is no exception. Participating in sports, school activities, and volunteering at school and throughout the community, all while maintaining impressive academic achievement, contributes to our communities,” said Candy Pollard, Ontario Winter Games Legacy Award Committee Member.
“The hope is that after their post-secondary education, many will return home to Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, where they will no doubt become the leaders of tomorrow.”
This year, nine schools participated, and there were 13 candidates. The Selection
Committee collectively recommended two female athletes, as they were equally
impressed by their applications.
In the coming fall semester, Maxwell and Lilah will attend Queen’s University, while Ava will attend St. Lawrence College.
City Council congratulates these exceptional athletes for their achievements and wishes them success in their future endeavours.