Francis, a graduate
from Marymount high school maintained a better than 80 per cent
average in her academic classes while being named Female Athlete
of the Year in her graduating class. She was the three time MVP
winner of her basketball team and a one time MVP of her volleyball
team. Francis is currently studying at Vanier College, where she
still remains active in athletics.
Gerald Snyder, a West
Island resident, was an avid player and executive member if the
Snowdon Major Fastball League. The league attracted large crowds
to their games throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
Snyder is credited as
playing a key role in attracting major league baseball to the city.
He also served in Jean Drapeaus Montreal administration.
The award comes with
a $1,000 bursary. It is funded in part by the Old Timers Association.
Additional contributions were made by local businessmen Jack Dunn,
president of Les Amusements Classique Inc. and Allen Fox of Kellys
Pub in Pointe Claire.
From: Le Messager Lachine Dorval
the trophy and $1000 bursary cheque from Gerald M. Snyder