This is the first publication in a series that profiles the 2015 Athlete of the Year recipient and nominees.
Hometown: Kitchener, ON. Date of Birth: July 25, 1987, Team: Team Canada
Mandy Bujold, from Kitchener, was named the Athlete of the Year for the second time, (2008 was her previous award), for her outstanding performance in 2015.
As a ten-time National Champion, Mandy became the first female in history to win back-to-back gold medals with her performance at the Pan Am Games held in Toronto last year. By winning gold in the 2016 Olympic Qualifier, Mandy earned the privilege of representing Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio!
Congratulations on an outstanding career. We look forward to following your continued success.
The Athlete of the Year Award was launched in 1999 to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of local athletes from Kitchener, Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich. Some of the previous recipients of this prestigious award include Lennox Lewis, Scott Stevens, Sarah Pavan, Andrew Poje & Kaitlyn Weaver and Kelly Vanderbeek.