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Evelyn Holick Award

About Evelyn Holick

Throughout her years on the volleyball scene, Evelyn Holick accomplished many firsts in her life.  Evelyn Holick was the first female National official in Ontario. She was the Head Coach for Ontario’s first Women’s Provincial Team in the very first Canada Games. Her accomplishments and commitment to volleyball established Evelyn as the first role model for female players, coaches and officials in the province.


The Evelyn Holick Award is presented annually at the Ontario Championships. It is awarded to a female Youth Division athlete in recognition of outstanding commitment, dedication to the sport of volleyball, leadership, sportsmanship and athletic ability. All coaches are invited to forward a letter of nomination for an athlete who they feel is most deserving.

All player nominations must be received by February 10, 2017 in order to be included in the final award listing. To submit your nomination, fill out the nomination form below and click SEND.

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2016 Winner – Émie Gaboury

According to Maverick U18 Broncos coach Colin Walker, “Émie has the physical attributes to play at the top level in the country. She is a tireless worker. She is willing and does put long hours in the gym to perfect her craft. She possesses the perseverance needed to struggle on the long days and has the determination to push through and get things done.”

Émie’s perseverance has led her to a spot on the Junior Women’s National Team in 2015 as well as a spot on Team Ontario U18 in both 2014 and 2015.

Scott Koski, coach of the Junior National Team, says “She conducted herself professionally and was willing to operate on the edge of her comfort zone to grow as a player.” With the hopes of creating a masterpiece every time she steps on the court, Émie has enabled her team to succeed and to reach their goals by continuously striving to be the best she can be.

Off the court, Émie is just as impressive as she is on it. Émie uses her passion to help the younger age groups by assisting with training and giving back to the community. In 2014, in two different elementary schools of the Ottawa region, Émie spoke to the young female students about the importance of being active. Numerous hours are also spent with school clubs such as the United Nations Club, the Environment Club and Best Buddies, all the while maintaining honor roll status at École Gisèle-Lalonde.

Coach Walker believes “She is a dedicated athlete that is a perfect role model for young females across the province.”

Some of Émie’s notable achievements include:

  • 2012 Athlete of the Year – École Gisèle-Lalonde
  • 2 time OFSAA AA champion 2012-13 & 2013-14
  • 2013 OVA Award of Excellence
  • 2014 Team Ontario U18
  • 2014/15 Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence
  • 2015 Team Ontario U18
  • 2015 Junior Women’s National Team
  • 2015/16 Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence
  • 2015 Camp with National Team Full-Time Training Center in Winnipeg

Congratulations Émie!

List of Past Winners

2015 – Michelle Chelladurai
2014 –
Lauren Sanderson
- Shainah Joseph
– Brett Hagarty
2011 – Michaela Reesor
2010 – Ali Goc
2009 – Lauren Carter
2008 – Meagan Nederveen
2007 – Amanda Cowdrey/Shannon Anderson
2006 – Amber Campbell/Annabelle Pellerin
2005 – Tess Edwards
2004 – Sarah Pavan
2003 – Kim Todd
2002 – Danielle Walker
2001 – Laura Horner
2000 – Stacey Gordon
1999 – Stacey Gordon
1998 – Sherene Lemonia
1997 – Allison Peckham
1996 – Kera Carter
1995 – Marnie Simpson