Awards of Excellence: Athletics

The Spruce Grove Awards of Excellence Athletics category honours outstanding national and international calibre athletes who have represented Spruce Grove in a creditable manner in athletic competition, and whose example of good sportsmanship has brought repute to the sport and high regard for the individual.

Conditions for nomination

To be eligible for nomination as an athlete, a nominee must have represented Spruce Grove as an amateur or professional athlete at a national or international level.

Before a nomination of an athlete is accepted

There must be a three-year waiting period following retirement of the athlete from major competition. At the discretion of the City of Spruce Grove, Awards of Excellence exceptions may be made for athletes who have achieved world or Olympic standing.

To be eligible as a team

All nominees must be a Spruce Grove-based team, representing Canada, the Province of Alberta and/or the City of Spruce Grove. The team must have competed in national, Olympic, world and major sporting competitions sanctioned by an accredited international body and have finished not lower than third place.

Spruce Grove Awards of Excellence Athletics Inductees


Lesley McEwan
Awards of Excellence 2015 Inductee, Lesley McEwan


Gail McGinnis
Gail McGinnis, 2013 Awards of Excellence inductee JPG.


Stuart Barnes
Stu Barnes photo.
Kelly Perlette
Kelly Perlette photo.


The Funk Rink
Funk Curling Rink photo.


Grant Fuhr
Grant Fuhr photo.
Jennifer Heil
Jennifer Heil photo.