Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency

Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency

November 16, 2007 09:42 ET

Salute to Air Force Sports

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2007) - The 2007 Canadian Forces (CF) Sports Awards Ceremony "Salute to Air Force Sports" will honour the past year's outstanding CF athletic achievements, on Saturday, November 17th at the Ottawa Congress Centre. CF athletes, coaches, officials and teams will gather to acknowledge the sporting achievements of fellow CF members and celebrate the success of the CF Sports Program.

The 19th Annual CF Sports Awards Ceremony will focus on the contribution of Air Force sports to the CF sport community. There will be several award presentations to highlight female and male athletes of the year, male and female coaches of the year, teams of the year and officials of the year. Special presentations will also be made to the 2007 inductees of the CF Sports Honour Roll and the CF Sports Hall of Fame.

"Our CF servicemen and servicewomen are asked to perform arduous tasks and are expected to remain operationally ready at all times", says National Sports Manager, Mike Doucet.

"The fact that they are able to excel in a variety of sports throughout their careers makes them extraordinary human beings. It's what makes them great team players; it's what makes them great leaders; it's also what makes the Annual CF Sports Awards Ceremony a very special night", says Doucet.

The CF Sports Program, organized by the Personnel Support Programs (PSP) division of the CF Personnel Support Agency (CFPSA), promotes fitness and good health within the military communities, and thus, contributes to the CF's mandate of operational readiness.

CFPSA holds 13 CF National Sports Championships each year as well as allows regional level winners of every sport discipline to compete. The CF also participates in international sports as part of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM), which hosts annual championships along with the Military World Games every four years. Currently, the CF participates in 12 sports within CISM.

What: 2007 CF Sports Awards Ceremony
Theme: Salute to Air Force Sports
When: Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 17:15
Where: Ottawa Congress Centre, Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

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