Winnipeg Rowers Pick Up National Awards

Winnipeg Rowers Pick Up National Awards

By Tyler Sutherland

Nia Perron of the Winnipeg Rowing Club receives the Tony Zasada Memorial Scholarship Award in Toronto on Saturday, January 28, 2012. (ROWING CANADA AVIRON / HANDOUT)

Several Winnipeg athletes were recognized by the Rowing Canada Aviron last weekend at the RCA’s 31st Annual Awards banquet in Toronto.

Andrew Lamont of the Winnipeg Rowing Club received the president’s award for outstanding service to the sport of rowing over a number of years. Lamont was selected for his long-time involvement with the RCA as past president of the Manitoba Rowing Association, and also for his achievements as a competitive athlete and advocate of rowing.

Nia Perron received the Tony Zasada Memorial Scholarship Award for her involvement in rowing as a competitive athlete and coach, as well as academic achievement. Perron is also a member of the Winnipeg Rowing Club.

Fellow club member Meghan Montgomery won the Female Adaptive Athlete of the Year, along with Vicky Nolan of the Argonaut and Bayside Rowing clubs. Montgomery also won an RCA International Achievement Award along with Winnipegger Janine Hanson.

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