The Curling Québec board recently restructured its Meritas Awards program with the intent of adding value and meaning to this important recognition process. Five categories now compose the Meritas Awards series; the objectives, timetable and the various steps of the nomination procedure remain unchanged.
1- Club of the Year:
This award is presented to an affiliated curling club that has distinguished itself through its energy, its originality, its contribution to the development of the sport and its performance in terms of activities, events and membership over the last year.
Award winner 2020-2021 : Curling des Collines
2- Player or Team of the Year:
This award is presented to a player or team that has distinguished itself in provincial, national or international competition over the last year.
Award winner 2020-2021 : Équipe Laurie St-Georges with:
3- Volunteer of the Year:
This award is presented to a person in recognition of his or her exceptional and sustained volunteer contribution to the management, development and promotion of curling over the last year.
Award winner 2020-2021 : Paul Laplante
Club de curling Noranda
Picture on the left (from left to right) : Paul Laplante (award winner), Sonny Melançon (Curling Québec’s administrator) and Patrick Bédard (president of the Noranda curling club)
Picture on the right : Paul Laplante and a friend Mrs. Andrée Lavallée
4- Contributor of the Year:
This award is presented to a member of the curling world in recognition of his or her remarkable contribution or outstanding and invaluable involvement in the community. Potential nominees in this category include coaches, referees, ice technicians, journalists and any other individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the management, development or promotion of curling over the last year.
Award winner 2020-2021: Michael Collette
Club de curling Bel-Aire
5- Outstanding Achievement of the Year:
This award is presented to a person or organization to recognize exceptional and exemplary achievement, performance or contribution in curling over the last year.
Award winner #1 2020-2021 : Mme Claude Bernier
Club de curling et social de Magog
Award winner #2 2020-2021 : Campagne de financement Brosse Performance
- Application period : from March 1st to April 30th of the current season. Send your applications to Curling Québec (by email or by mail)
- Applications sent to Regional Associations by Curling Québec: from April 30th to May 7th of the current year.
- Selection period of the finalists of each category by the Regional Association: from May 1st to 31st. They also let Curling Québec know about their choices.
- Winners selection period by Curling Québec: June 1st to July 15th.
- Winners unveiled: during the Annual General Meeting in September