The 2nd Annual Stars and Legends Awards Gala took place on Saturday, March 28, at the Sheraton Hotel. This year’s awards gala, which was co-hosted by Jonathan Crowe of CBC’s Here and Now, and Dr. TA Loeffler of Memorial University, guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Steve Norris of the Canadian Sport Centre, Calgary. It was a beautiful evening, well attended and it was just great to see a great number of former legends as well as the new inductees in attendance.
The NLSA was well represented, with six members of its core executive in attendance. Then, with soccer having five finalists in various categories it sure added to the excitement of the evening. A big congratulations must go out to Nicole Adams who won the senior female athlete of the year category. For me to see young Sean Edwards from St. Lawrence, my brother Shane and long time veteran coach Scott Betts, there with the very best on the evening program, made me very proud. They were there as NLSA winners and were competing with the provinces best. This sure illustrates to me that these individuals, and in general the sport of soccer, has got to be doing something right. No, I'm not forgetting the Kirby/ The Dock women's team. Actually, if I were a betting man, I predict the best is yet to come for this team.
NLSA Awards -2009
For some time now people have being saying that soccer needs a more formal and eloquent banquet to recognize their province best. Well guess what - Already,