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Desjardins Morrissey Sports Honors Gala

39H An edition of the Desjardins Mauricie Sport-homage Gala was held at Espace Shawinigan in La Cité de l’énergie under the honorary co-chairmanship of Denis Guay, director of the Caisse Desjardins du Centre-de-la-Mauricie, as well as Georges Larivière, an experienced researcher and speaker in the world of sports. 21 Desjardins Awards, Coup de cœur awards, Hats-off mentions and memorial honors have been presented.

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Trois-Rivières Chevrolet Coups de cœur were awarded to AStypiques organization and hockey player Elliot Gagnon. In the photo we see André Beauchesin, president of Sport-tribute Mauricie, Julie Normandin, AStypiques representative, Marie-José Lafferty, co-owner of Trois-Rivières Chevrolet, and Elliot Gagnon.

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André Peuchisne, Morrissey Sports Tribute Chair, Guillaume Benard, Athlete with Distinction Distinction Laureate, Denis Guay, Desjardins and Honorary Co-Chair, accompanied by Gala hosts Sophie Bernier and Dominique Vaugier.

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Jean Lamarche, mayor of Trois-Rivières, and Jessica Ménard, Sport-tribute Mauricie, Louis-Carl Ménard, cycling, Quebec male athlete, individual sport, and Gabrielle Hamel, athletics, Quebec male athlete, individual sport.

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Morrissey Sports Hall of Famer Dave Frost wanted to congratulate Patrick Charlebois, who completed the Volcano Marathon in Chile, Nicholas Berward, winner of the Le P’tit Train du Nord marathon, and Marie-Eve Nolte, winner of the Inversion. Hats off to Christian Langevin, for his induction into the Quebec Football Hall of Fame.

The Team of the Year trophy was awarded to the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL. Jean-Yves Tremblay, city councilor, accompanied by members from Cascade, Mario Boucher and Roger Lavergne, president, Louis Simon Gauthier, president of the jury, Micheline Guillemette, Sport-homage Mauricie, and Laurent Lavergne, from Cataractes.

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Louis-Carl Ménard, cycling, Quebec-level male athlete, individual sport, Esteban Desorault, baseball, Gabrielle Hamel, athletics, Quebec-level male athlete, individual sport have received Gold Medal Club scholarships to André Belanger, Gold Medalist Club.

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Rene Marcel, Morrissey Sports Distinguished President, center, flanked by inductees to the 2022 Morrissey Sports Hall of Fame Fernand Bouchard, Richard Dubre (Jr.), Germain Parenteau, posthumous boxing champion Ovilla Chapdelaine, and Jacques Laporte.