SHAWVILLE April 15, 2018
Players and their families from the Shawville District Minor Hockey Association (SDMHA) gathered at the Shawville Lions’ Hall Sunday afternoon, for a new take on their end-of-year awards.
In an effort to consolidate the hockey community, all the teams were invited to gather at the hall, where players, coaches and referees were recognized for their efforts during the 2017-18 hockey season.
“This is something new for SDMHA,” said SDMHA President Diana Desabrais, in an email. “We haven’t hosted this type of gala in the past. Over the last few years, teams have been organizing their own end of season party and the awards for each team were handed out during their individual get together.”
After receiving feedback from the community, it was decided to give an all-teams awards gala a shot, and the new format seemed to have worked. Setting up chairs for 75, many more needed to be added before the presentation began, with some still left standing in the end.
Awards were distributed amongst the various levels of teams, as well as to referees and a coach. In total, 12 distinct awards were distributed.
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