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March 3/08 4:37 am - Nominations for CAAWS/COC Carol Anne Letheren International Leadership Award

Posted by Editor on 03/3/08

Nominations for CAAWS/COC Carol Anne Letheren International Leadership Award

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), is calling for applications for the fourth Carol Anne Letheren International Sport Leadership Award. The award recognizes a Canadian woman who has made an outstanding contribution in the area of international sport leadership and has had a profound impact on sport and physical activity.

The award recognizes and pays tribute to the unparalleled career and legacy of Carol Anne Letheren, former CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee member who passed away in 2001. Previous recipients of the award include Vancouver advocate Marion Lay, long-time gymnastics volunteer Slava Corn of Toronto, and rowing athlete and leader Tricia Smith of Vancouver.

Nominate your candidate for the Carol Anne Letheren International Sport Leadership Award if she:

• is a Canadian citizen;

• is a current or retired female sport administrator, athlete, coach, volunteer, official, etc;

• has made an outstanding contribution as a sport and physical activity leader demonstrating ground breaking innovative leadership which has had a positive impact on sport and/or physical activity at the international level;

• is an acknowledged achiever in her endeavours in sport.

Nominations must include:
• completed application form (available at including a CV describing the applicant's background and involvement in international sport and physical activity fields and the influence and impact she has had;

• two personal letters of recommendation, one from an international colleague and one from a Canadian colleague, both of whom are familiar with the applicant's work internationally; these letters should address the individual qualities and successes of the applicant;

• a maximum of two letters of support, from an International Federation and/or from a National Sport Organization with which the applicant has been associated; these letters should address how the candidate has had a positive impact on their sport and organization.

Submit your applications via mail, e-mail or fax to the address indicated on the application form. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 28, 2008.

A joint committee of COC and CAAWS designates will review all nominations and make the final selection. The award will be presented at the COC Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, April 11-13 in Calgary.


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