The Convey Family has announced the 2020 winners of the Patrick Convey Recognition Award. Congratulations Carter Cranmer-Smith (Halifax Rowing Club/Dalhousie Rowing Club) who is the recipient of category 1 and Jonathan Tyson (Halifax Rowing Club) who is the recipient of category 2.
Carter is recognized for his dedication to rowing, training, and future success on the water, but equally important he has been very involved in the promotion, volunteering, and participation side of rowing as the Co-President of the Dalhousie Rowing Club. Though we have no university on-water season this fall, Carter has facilitated for many current Dalhousie rowers (including himself) to row together at the Halifax Rowing Club. His passion for the sport and support of his teammates has been wonderful to watch, and he is a great ambassador for the Dalhousie Rowing Club.
Jonathan is an excellent example of what masters participation in racing is all about. He is personally motivated to do his best and he inspires those around him to also want to do their best, regardless of results. But he also doesn’t mind winning the odd race or two. This past year has been hard on clubs and individuals to stay focused and make training count. Jonathan has been key within the rowing community to help keep motivation high. He has participated and encouraged others to take part in club and virtual challenges. He has sent out links, given kudos, roped people into challenges, encouraged winter/spring Zoom training sessions and inspires newer rowers to show up on the dock every day!
Congratulations to Carter and Jonathan – two extremely deserving recipients! Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations this year!
The Patrick Convey Recognition Award fund was established to celebrate and remember the life of Patrick Convey by supporting an annual award to Nova Scotia rowing athletes and others involved in the sport of rowing who best exemplify the traits that made Patrick a special person. Specifically, a person with a passion for sharing his gifts, a commitment to rowing in Nova Scotia and athletic achievement in rowing.