PASHBY SAFETY AWARD
NOMINATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2005
ABOUT THIS AWARD
An Award to honour Canadians who make sports and recreational activities safer from catastrophic injuries which typically involve the eyes, spine or brain. Presented by The Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund with the support of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Presented annually provided a worthy candidate (at the discretion of the Award Selection Committee) has been nominated. Complete Award Criteria
Winner gets $10,000 prize, recognition in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, replica of Pashby Award trophy, plus recognition for his/her achievements.
SELECTING A WINNER
Nomination forms at www.drpashby.ca. Send submissions by April 15, 2005 to:
Pashby Safety Award
40 King St. W., Suite 4400 (WTP),
Toronto, ON M5H 3Y4
Advisory Committee of Therese Brisson, Murray Costello, Ken Dryden, Richard Garneau, Russ Jackson, Kerrin Lee-Gartner, and Brian Williams, screen the nominations and make recommendations to the Selection Committee.
Selection Committee (Pashby Fund and Sports Hall) take the recommendations of the Advisory Committee and decide on Award winner. Winner will be announced in June.
WHY PASHBY FUND MADE THIS AWARD
To raise the level of ‘safety awareness’ in the sporting public to help reduce catastrophic sport-injuries, because risk awareness is the first step in prevention.
To publicly recognize and reward the socially beneficial contribution to sport and recreational safety made by the winners.
To inspire other Canadians to make significant advancements in the prevention of catastrophic injuries.
AWARD’S DECIDING FACTORS
This Award is for prevention, not treatment. Catastrophic injuries leave a victim with a permanent physical, mental or psychological deficit. So this is not for prevention of the usual bumps and bruises expected in sports. A winner’s contribution does not have to be made in previous calendar year. It could be for a career of contribution, or a single significant advancement.
MORE INFO: Contact Al Stewart