O.M. "Mike" Weichel Trophy Honour Award (Western Ontario Athletic Association)

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W.O.A.A. HONOUR AWARD


  The O. M. "Mike" Weichel Trophy is an award presented annually by the W.O.A.A. Donated in 1953 by Mr. Mike Weichel of Elmira who was a well known sports enthusiast throughout the Western Ontario region. In presenting the trophy to the W.O.A.A., it was his desire to ensure that the people in this area be recognized and rewarded for their outstanding efforts in minor sports. He devoted endless hours to sports serving in many capacities, providing actual contributions and assistance.

  An excerpt from his final presentation speech in 1964 is as follows:   "In a youngsters' life their guidance of Christian training, education and recreational   well being is of paramount importance. A leader who guides and shapes today's   youth, paves the way for those who will be tomorrow's leaders and citizens."   Each year the Board of Directors of the W.O.A.A., on behalf of Mr. Weichel, selects a person or persons whom they consider to be worthy of its possession. Accordingly, each community is requested to submit the name or names of whom they judge to be worthy recipients.   The presentation of the trophy as directed by Mr. Weichel is announced at the W.O.A.A. Annual General Meeting, and presented by the Immediate Past President.

HONOUR AWARD RECIPIENTS

1954 - Mr. Murray Grant - Paisley

1955 - Mr. L. O. "Nip" Whetstone* - Goderich

1956 - Mr. C. F. "Cully" Rocher* - Listowel

1957 - Mr. Jim Inglis* - Atwood

1958 - Mr. Joseph Higgins - Mitchell

1959 - Mr. John Patterson - Seaforth

1960 - Mr. M. E. "Mait" Edgar - Clinton

1961 - Mr. Jack Vipond* - Mitchell

1962 - Mr. Howard Carroll - Goderich

1963 - Mrs. M. Greenwood - Durham

1964 - Mr. George McLean* - Harriston

1965 - Mr. Bud Bitton - Listowel

1966 - Mr. Milton Filsinger* - Mildmay

1967 - Mr. Walter Schaefer* - Durham

1968 - Mr. John Walsh - Arthur

1969 - Mr. George Ste. Marie* - Clifford

1970 - Mr. Elmer Courtney - Ripley

1971 - Mr. Gordon Cerson - Teeswater

1972 - Mr. Ted Baynton* - Mildmay

1973 - Mr. Eldon McLaughlin* - Palmerston

1974 - Mr. Joe Akkerhuis - Harriston

1975 - Mr. Norval "Nute" Catto - Kincardine

1976 - Mr. Alfred Lockridge* - Wingham

1977 - Mr. & Mrs. (George & Elaine) Wicke - Gadshill

1978 - Mrs. Liz Kueneman - Hanover

1979 - Mr. Jim Prior - Brussels

1980 - Mr. Larry Reay - Durham

1981 - Mr. Bob Tout - Kincardine

1982 - Mr. Elmer Best* - Harriston

1983 - Mr. Charles McArthur - Port Elgin

1984 - Mr. Dave Neilson* - Gorrie

1985 - No Recipient

1986 - Mr. Gord Hymers - Listowel

1987 - Mrs. Pat Palmer - Arthur

1988 - Mr. Bruce Williams* - Wallace

1989 - Mr. Randall Hamilton - Wroxeter

1990 - Mr. Clarke Pollock - Kincardine (Co-Winners) & Mr. Garnet Troyer - Mount Forest

1991 - Mr. Don Culp - Drayton

1992 - Mr. Harry Yost* - Milverton

1993 - Mr. Bob Colvin - Teeswater

1994 - Mr. Rick Vivian - Mitchell (Co-Winners) & Mr. Gord Reaburn - Durham

1995 - Mr. Reg Walls - Clifford

1996 - Mr. Wm. "Bill" Hunter - Lucknow

1997 - Mr. & Mrs. (Sade* & Wilda) Widmeyer - Fergus

1998 - Mr. Dale Steinhoff - Paisley

1999 - Mr. George King* - Teeswater

2000 - Mr. Charles Smith - Monkton

2001 - Mr. & Mrs. ( Bill & Betty ) DeHaan - New Hamburg

2002 - Mr. Al Harrison - Wingham

2003 - Mr. Dennis O'Malley* - Teeswater

2004 - No Recipient

2005 - Mr. Kim McKinnon - Zurich

2006 - Mr. Randy Fink - Milverton

2007 - Mr. Vince and Mrs Jane Mullin - Chepstow

2008 - Mr. William T.H. "Bill" Page - Mount Forest

2009 - Mr. Dwight Leslie - Teeswater

2010 - Mr. John Gross - Listowel

2011 - Mr. Larry Lyman - Shallow Lake

2012 - Mr. Jim Dentinger - Walkerton

2013 - Mr. Doug Neil - Wingham

2014 - Mr. & Mrs. (Don & Vonnie) Crawford - Keady

2015 - Mr. Wayne Martin - Palmerston


*Deceased
 
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