Lifetime Achievement Awards
The Ontario Weightlifting Association Lifetime Achievement Award was established in order to recognize the contribution of longstanding OWA members. The award is presented to all eligible members for their ongoing dedication and continued commitment to the sport of weightlifting and the advancement of the Ontario Weightlifting Association.
The Lifetime Achievement Award consists of both the 25-Year Club and the 35-Year Club and is presented annually in November at the Ontario Championships.
Please submit nominations to the 25-Year Club or 35-Year Club to the OWA through this link at least 60 days prior to the Ontario Championships. The submission will include the candidate's name, club, first year of OWA membership and a brief history of contribution and may be submitted by an OWA member/club or by self-nominating.
Don Buchanan, Apollo Barbell Club*
John Case, London Atlas Weightlifting Club
Iain Douglas, Garden City
Bob Leclair, Sudbury Weightlifting Club
Jason MacLean, Team MAC Weightlifting
Don MacNeill, Apollo Barbell Club
Ken Miller, Blue Mountain Weightlifting Club
Larry Robinson, Garage Gym Weightlifting
Dalas Santavy, Santavy Weightlifting
Don Schoures, Sawmill Weightlifting Club
Larry Sheppard, Norsemen & Valkyries Weightlifting Club
Stephen Tanner, Garden City Weightlifting Club
Bob Walt, Apollo Barbell Club
Ian Webb, Orillia Trojans
Larry Yessie, Garage Gym Weightlifting
Jill Miller, Blue Mountain Weightlifting Club
While members of the 35-Year Club receive a complimentary OWA membership, we ask that you update us annually to aid in keeping our records current.
Dalas Santavy and Jason MacLean, with OWA President Mike Miller, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Ontario Championships.