On April 24th, 2009, Vanier College Athletics held their annual Awards Banquet and for the first time it was held at a wonderful new locale, the Days Inn Conference Centre on Cote-Vertu near Highway 40.

Athletes of the Year

As always, the best and brightest stars of the year in all of our varsity sports were celebrated.

The Female Athlete of the Year award was given to AAA Women's Basketball star Marie-Ève Martin (seen at the far left with Vanier's Head of Administrative Services Sam Kay at her right).

The prize for Male Athlete of the Year went to AAA Football Cheetahs star Ryan White (seen at left with Mireille Béland to his right).

Donny Insogna

The evening was hosted Donny Insogna (left), "the Voice of the Cheetahs" who served as MC for yet another year.

Donny previously won the 2005 Outstanding Achievement Award for his exceptional work as an announcer for Athletics games and special events. See link.

Donny was ably assisted throughout the presentation ceremonies by Helen Bastos of Athletics (right) who helped with the distribution of the awards as well as the drawing of the evening's many door prizes.

Helen Bastos

Click below to see info and photos (photos are also available in high-resolution format) of individual athlete awards presented for Most Valuable Players and Most Improved Players in all team sports as well as special awards such as Athlete of the Year, the Alumni Award, the Outstanding Contribution Award and more.