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Gerald Dion
1996 - Builder  

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  • 1996 Volunteer Recognition Award
  • Good evening fellow Broomballers
  • Bon soir mes amis de Ballon sur Glace,
  • Thank you to Pierre Simard of CFB Moose Jaw for the introduction.
  • Merci a Pierre Simard de CFB Moose Jaw pour la traduction.

My name is Terry Forbes. I am the Chairman of the CBF Volunteer Recognition Committee.
Je m’appelle Terry Forbes. Je suis sur le comité organisateur de la Fédération Canadienne de Ballon sur Glace a fin de reconnaitre une personne qui a donne beaucoup de son temps au Ballon sur Glace.

Everyone is able to nominate a worthy volunteer for contribution to Broomball at the National Level.
Plusiers personne pourrait être reconnu pour leur contribution.

This is the 20th anniversary of the First National Championship that was held in Calgary in 1977.
Cette année est le 20iem Championat Canadien. Le premier a eu lieu a Calgary en 1977.

The 1st winner of the CBF Volunteer Recognition Award was instrumental in the creation of the CBF & the 1st National Championship.
Le premier récipendaire du trophée du volontaire de l’année est remit ce soir a la personne qui a organiser la Fédération Canadienne de Ballon sur Glace et le premier Championnat Canadien de Ballon sur Glace.

Mr. Gerald Dion was the individual who contacted a representative from each Province with his dream of forming a National Broomball Federation.
Mr. Gerald Dion a été l’individue qui à contacté un représentant de chaque province, avec le rêve de former une Fédération National de Ballon sur Glace.

I first spoke to Gerald Dion in 1975.
Au début, en 1975, j’ai parlé a Gerald Dion.

In 1976, he organized an Invitational Championship in Montreal, where Provincial Champions from across the country first competed.
En 1976, il a organisé un championait invitation a Montreal, ou toute les equipé championne de toute les Province ont competitionné.

During the Championship, Mr. Dion hosted a meeting where it was agreed to form the CBF.
Durant the championnait, Mr. Dion a organisé une reunion ou il a été décidé de former la Fédération Canadienne de Ballon sur Glace.

Mr. Dion drafted the first constitution and filed the incorporation documents, which were presented at the 1st CBF meeting in Calgary.
Mr. Dion a rédigé la premiere constitution et produit les document incorporé qui ont été présenté à la premeree reunion de la Fédération Canadienne de Ballon sur Glace a Calgary.

Gerald Dion was elected Secretary of the CBF at that meeting and served in that position until 1982.
A cette reunion, Gerald Dion à été é lu secretaire de Fédération Canadienne de Ballon sur Glace. Il a servi a ce titre jus quen 1982.

Mr. Dion also designed the CBF logo that we still use today.
Mr. Dion à créer le logo de la Fédération Canadienne de Ballon sur Glace qui est toujour le logo jus qu’a ce jour.

Mr. Dion is out of town on business and last minute flight changes have prevented him from attending tonight.
Mr. Dion n’est pas dans la région. Une changement d’horaire de son vol la empêché d’etre présent ce soir.

At this time, I would like to call Mr. Normand Bourdelais to accept the award on his behalf.
A ce momment, je voudrais appeler Mr. Normand Bourdelais pour qu’il accepte de recevoir cette plaque en son honneur.

Canadian Broomball Federation
Fédération Canadienne de Ballon sur Glace Inc.

April 3, 1996

Gerald Dion
8520 San Francisco
Brossard, Quebec
J4X 1T3

Dear Gerald,

On behalf of the Canadian Broomball Federation, I am very pleased to notify you that you have been named the first recipient of the CBF Volunteer Recognition Award. In this year, the 20th Anniversary of the First National Championship, it is fitting that the volunteer who was the main force in building the CBF is being honoured.

We would appreciate your attendance at the National Championship Banquet on Saturday, April 13, 1996. The Banquet is being held at – Hotel Ramada *999 de Serigny, Longueil, Quebec. We would like to make a presentation to you during the Awards Presentation.

I have had the pleasure of working with you and I can truly support how deserving this award is. Your contribution is now recognized in the permanent records of the CBF.

Yours in Broomball,

Terry Forbes
Chairman – Volunteer Recognition Committee

Darrell Lyttle
Brian Gouthreau
Robert Hachey
Danny De Courval – Host Committee

Saskatchewan Broomball Association


April 30, 1996

To: Brian Gouthreau, Darrell Lyttle, Robert Hachey
From: Terry Forbes

Subject: Volunteer Recognition

Please find attached a copy of the presentation speech for the 1996 CBF Volunteer Recognition
Award. I have forwarded a copy of this to Gerald Dion. I have been advised that Normand & Mr. Claude Lefebvre have presented the award to Gerald. I will be in touch with you shortly regarding our recommendations to establishing the Hall of Fame and the suggested criteria.

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