NOTE: This Award is administered by Softball Canada. Visit www.softball.ca for the most up to date information.
Mrs. Ruth A Laing created the ETHEL BOYCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 1998 through a donation in memory of her sister Miss Ethel Phoebe Boyce.
Miss Boyce was an avid softball player who had a professional and personal interest in people. She was particularly interested in young people and helping them to succeed in life.
The award is administered by Softball Canada and is given annually awarded to a female and male recipient. It is expected that the award winners will have exhibited leadership traits and skills in softball. Both recipients receive $1,000. The award is meant to help defray the costs of education and/or playing softball. The award winners will be announced at the annual Softball Canada Congress (formerly known as the Annual General Meeting).
To qualify for this award the applicant must be:
- Registered with a provincial/territorial association
- A resident of the province or territory
- In attendance at a recognized Canadian post secondary educational institution, or plan on attending one in the following year
Softball Canada by September 15 of each year must receive a letter of application, a completed application form, along with a letter of endorsement from the provincial/territorial office.
Ethel Boyce Achievement Award Application Form
2010 Ethel Boyce Achievement Award Recipients
Shea Black, from Toronto, Ontario, is a third year Business Administration
student at the University of Western Ontario in London. This summer, she was a
member of the Whitby Junior Eagles who won a Silver medal at the Provincial
Championship, and also played for the UWO Mustangs this fall in the Ontario
Intercollegiate Women’s Fastpitch Association.
In addition to playing, Black has also established herself as a coach in
Scarborough, starting out as a volunteer Squirt coach in 2006 and now as a
select softball coach for the Scarborough Ravens. She has helped her players
develop over last few years, culminating in an undefeated 2010 season.
Brent Mills recently completed his degree in Physical and Health Education in 2010 and is currently taking his one year Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. A native of Napanee, Ontario, he was a member of the Napanee Junior Men’s Express that won a Gold medal at the 2010 Canadian Junior Men’s Championship. He has also played in five other Canadian Championships in the Midget and Junior categories, including a Gold medal in 2005 and Bronze medals in 2004 and 2009.
In addition to competing on the softball field, Brent also enjoys other sports such as hockey, basketball, volleyball, football and rugby. He also serves as a high school hockey coach, and also volunteers for Foster Care Relief.
Ethel Boyce Achievement Award Recipients
Shea Black (ON)
Brent Mills (ON)
Chenelle Mitchell (SK)
Shane Boland (NL)
Anne Kelly (SK)
Erin Durant (ON)
Melissa Bowyer (ON)
Jaclyn Gibbons (ON)
Danielle Bradley (BC)
Josh Roach (ON)
Cassandra Morais (QC)
Chris Teichreb (SK)
Lindsay Miller (MB)
Chris Teichreb (SK)
Cathy Ingalls (ON)
Derek Mayson (BC)
Melissa MacKinnon (NS)
Ryan Olde (SK)
Jacquelyn Novak (ON)
Justin Dauvin (SK)
Alison Bradley (ON)
Jeff Berry (AB)