A total of 89 medals were awarded by the city during the 50th edition of Sports Merit Laval on November 21st. Held at the Marcellin-Champagnat Theater this year, the occasion serves as a tribute to local athletes, coaches and officials.
When soccer fans across Canada voted over the past year for the minor league soccer team they thought worked hardest not only at the sport but also for a bigger cause, their number one choice was a team of 10-year-old girls from Laval’s Vimont district.
The members of a team of young soccer enthusiasts from Chomedey have something to feel especially proud of. Last month, they won a key regional soccer tournament held in l’Assomption in the Lower Laurentians.
Vince Alessandrini is a name you may want to remember. Because if there is anybody currently on the Laval Liberty High School Panthers football team who is determined to join the ranks of other legendary footballers from Chomedey like Gerry Dattilio, it’s Vince who helped the team from Quebec win the Canada Cup in the 2013 Under 18 National Championship this past summer.
The Québec Foundation for Athletic Excellence recently awarded $148,500 in sponsorships to 36 student athletes during their annual Spring Cocktail event held in early April. The function took place at the Salle John-Molson at Molson Coors, who has been a loyal QFAE partner for more than 25 years.
By the time the week was over, Laval athletes had climbed the podium steps at the Jeux du Quebec in Saguenay a total of 18 times, earning 10 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals, in 8 different sports.