November 21, 2005
I am extremely pleased to announce that both Vanier men and women have won the leagues Éthique Sportive awards. Athletics Coordinator Linda Macpherson and I have had numerous discussions on rugby and the roll the coaches and players must take to maintain discipline and sportsmanship in a very rough contact sport. This means a lot to me that the other teams in our leagues felt we deserved this recognition.
Despite our obvious pride in the Lady Cheetahs championship win, the mens team as well deserves a huge share of our congratulations. They did just as much work as the women in the pre-season to prepare for Vanier, and played as hard and with as much heart.
Though the men lost a nail-biter to Dawson in the semi-finals, they did finish first place in their division, a fact that also needs to be shared with all.
Its still all just sinking in ..the women are league champs, playoff champs, team sportsmanship awards and have 5 players who are League All-Stars. The men are division champs, team sportsmanship awards and have 3 League all-stars.
There are no words to convey how proud I am of them all
-Ron Chiasson, head coach
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