Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award Past Winners

As of 2003, both a male and a female youth athlete will be selected for this award

This award was donated to the CYA in 1997 by the Burk family to honor the memory of Bill Burk, their father, an active promoter of youth sailing in the Montreal’s West Island region. As of 2003, this award may recognize a top male and female sailor. In order to be eligible, the candidate must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international youth competition from December 2, 2018 to December 1, 2019, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. The following events will be considered foremost (although not exclusively) in the selection of a male and female recipient: 1) Youth Worlds, 2) International youth events recognized by ISAF 3) Sail Canada Canadian Youth Sailing Championships

b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other youth competitors.

c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

d) Be 18-and-under as of December 31st in the year of nomination.

e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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Hunter Dejean and Ryan Anderson
Hunter Dejean and Tayte Stefaniuk
Georgia Lewin-LaFrance & Madeline Gillis and Liam Bruce
Georgia Lewin-LaFrance and Matti Muru
Coralie Vittecoq and Pat Wilson & Arie Moffat
Antonia Lewin-LaFrance and Andrew & Ryan Wood
Corinne Peters and Sandy Beatty
Ali ten Hove, Allie Surrette and Justin Vittecoq
Fréderique Tougas, Florence Pepin-Delhaes and Kyle Campbell Martin
Jessica Round, Erin Berry and Alex Heinzemann
Isabella Bertold and Alex Heinzemann
Robert Davis and Isabella Bertold
Robert Davis and Isabella Bertold
Luke Ramsay and Hayley McLean
Luke Ramsay and Hayley McLean
Nicole Bastet and John Romanko
Nicole Bastet and Alex Steele
Conner Higgins
Mike Leigh
Matt Johnston
Genevieve Gaudreau
Mike Todd
Bernard Luttmer

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