On 25 June 2018, Marc Garneau’s annual year-end athletic Banquet was held at Thorncliffe Banquet Centre, the same venue as for previous years. A total of one hundred and sixty-five people attended the Banquet to celebrate the success of MGCI’s dedicated sports teams. The event started at 12:00 pm and ended at 5:00 pm, with the doors closing at 12:30 pm. Prior to the event, tickets were sold for $10 to students that were part of a sports team and $35 to non-athletes.
The hosts, Ali Bokhari and Kashaf Amir, kicked off the awards ceremony at around 1:00 pm. This was followed by various coaches giving short speeches and handing out trophies to winners. The awards included Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player, and Most Dedicated Player.
After the awards ceremony, lunch and dessert were served at 3:00 pm. Later, students danced to pop songs selected by a DJ. Other highlights of the afternoon included a montage of MGCI sports pictures, giving out five major awards, and announcing raffle winners, who received gift cards as prizes.
Overall, the event was enjoyable and was a fun experience for many of the athletes who attended. A Grade 9 student said, “I thought that it was really fun to get a chance to hang out with friends and see people win awards. The activities were well planned but I think that the food could have been organized better. The venue and the decorations were really pretty as well and it provided for a nice place to take pictures.”
The Reckoner would like to congratulate the following students for their athletic accomplishments:
Male Junior Athlete of the Year: Mohammed Sedu
Female Junior Athlete of the Year: Dora Su
Male Senior Athlete of the Year: Will Randall
Female Senior Athlete of the Year: Nicole Kouroupis
Chris Penny Leadership Award: Kashaf Amir
Colin Hood School Sport Award: Ali Bokhari