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True Sport

Last updated on Friday, August 04, 2017.
True Sport Lives Here

True Sport Breakfast > June 2018 from 7:30-8:30 am

The event will be held in June 2014 to celebrate our True Sport moments and recipients.

  1. Excellence
  2. Fair play
  3. Respect for opponents, team mates, officials
  4. Inclusion
  5. Fun
 
What is True Sport? 

True Sport is… a national Movement of communities and groups across Canada working to ensure a positive, meaningful and enriching experience for all who participate in sport. The True Sport Movement is based on the belief that good sport can help build lasting strengths in individuals, as well as healthy, vibrant communities and a more socially connected Canada. At the heart of True Sport there are four core values: fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun.

 
 Events and Programs

Our Dalewood Middle School True Sport Team is up and running again and we will be looking for True Sport moments. These may occur during a sporting event, a school activity (e.g.,Terry Fox Run), during Daily Physical Activity (DPA) etc.

 
 Monthly Feature

Each month in 2014-15 we will list our True Sport Moments by our Dalewood Students and Staff. We are hoping to inspire more individuals to work together tohelp create a positive and meaningful experience for all who participate in sport within HWDSB.Our Dalewood Middle School True Sport Breakfast for the recipients and parents of the True Sport award winners date is to be announced.

The award winners will be given plaques and True Sport T-shirts long with a delicious breakfast. The breakfast will consist of descriptions of how the recipients were awarded with True Sport awards, a True Sport video clip, a speech from the principal, Mrs. Hall, and a speech explaining what True Sport is by Jenn Pratt/Mrs. Pratt.

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2014-15

True Sport Recipients

On the first day of school Dalewood students were engaged in the advisor challenge, a set of activities where students met students from their grade and others. Many new students were timid and unsure but by the end there was a high level of participation and a greater comfort level. The following students received True Sport awards chosen by their peers because of their recognizable behaviour.

Vivian (grade 6) participated in all activities with a smile, as well as encouraging others to have fun and participate in the activities. Vivian was a wonderful sport and was very kind.

Dyna (grade 8) demonstrated that she was worthy of a True Sport. She participated well in every activity and cheered on not only her teammates, but also voiced encouragement to others on other teams. She was a great sport.

Owen & Charlie (grade 6) – During all of the advisor games they not only cheered on their teammates with endless enthusiasm they also offered advice to those who were weren’t doing very well at an activity.

Hillary (grade 7) despite being being extremely tired she did not complain during the games and was still very enthusiastic. She kept it fun for everyone over the course of the day.

Maddie (grade 6) actively took part in games that were sometimes intimidating to her and members of the team, Maddie always took initiative to go first and try the game, she was great at leading by example.

Seta (grade 6) recognized that the team members at the advisor challenge don’t necessarily know each other too well and tend to stay in their own groups Seta

was very outgoing and was constantly helping the OELC leader bond everyone together and solve any issues.

Nicky (grade 7) was very encouraging during our activities.

Yuna (grade6) demonstrated great qualities of leadership while participating in the advisor challenge. She helped remind her peers to pick up their water bottles in between stations, she helped lead her group to different stations and make sure she was on time. These skills will help Yuna become a great leader in the future. Thanks Yuna for demonstrating such amazing true sport qualities.

Owen (grade7) deserves a true sport because he actively participated and always cheered for the people on his team as well as people on the other team. He made sure to pass to other people not just one or two different people.

Sela (grade 8) deserves a true sport for continuously cheering on the team, encouraging all students to participate and for helping out the OELC rep for the team in the gym by holding up the sign without asking while the leader tried to find the rest of our group.

Oscar (grade7) deserves a True Sport because even if he didn’t understand the game he gave his best and tried his hardest. He had a positive attitude and would pass to everyone in chuck the chicken.

Luca (grade 6) student showed great leadership by trying his best at all times but never forgetting to leave out those who weren’t so engaged. He made sure they were also having fun all the same time. Luca also made sure to respect the rules and play fair during all the games.

Jay (grade 6) made sure to try and have his best time and interact with new kids and listen as best as he could to play the game to the best of his abilities. He never stopped no matter how hot he was or how loud and confusing the games seemed.

Emma (grade 6) demonstrate she was worthy of a True Sport award because she showed leadership, was helpful, participated enthusiastically, and was great at trying to get everyone involved and having fun. When the OELC leader was taking things into the storage she offered to hold my sign. Then, when the leader got back, she had more than half of my group gathered around her, whilst she was holding the sign up. Without asking her to, she showed great leadership and responsibility and helped me get everyone in order and together. Throughout the whole day, Emma did her very best to stay in the game and play. She helped get everybody playing during ultimate chicken and made it more fun for everyone. She did this with all the games we played and just was an overall good sport. All in all, I think Emma deserves to be elected as True Sport, because she really was one today

Matthew (grade 8) because whenever someone needed to go to to water fountain, whether they were in his group or not, he would offer to take them, and if you asked he would say yes right away in a positive way. He was very helpful to me because I was leading the group by myself and couldn’t take the kid(s) to the fountain.

Lucas (grade 7) deserves a True Sport because he always encouraged others, kept a positive attitude and helped out when the OELC leader was not there.

Maggie (grade 6) receives a True Sport because she kept a positive attitude when she was having troubles at games, helped when the OELC leader wasn’t there by leading the group and encouraging others.

Zach (grade 6) was the first student to join the group and when the other students joined he welcomed them and greeted them in a nice way and wasn’t shy. He also tried his best in every activity and was encouraging and positive.

Akshayan (grade8) hurt his wrist at our second rotation but despite this he kept a positive mindset and kept trying as hard as he could throughout all the activities, not letting his injury phase him.

Elizabeth (grade 8) demonstrated leadership qualities by helping out with the younger kids in the group and encouraging everyone else to be the best that they could be.

Nathalie (grade 7) and Rosalie (grade 7) both helped a grade 6 student who wanted to talk to someone in her class but didn’t know where they were. They showed leadership by selflessly taking time out of their playing time to help a younger student out and to make sure she was having a good time too.

Blair (grade 8) made sure to play fair at all times and was also very inclusive of others.

Faris (grade 7) was always participating and tried his best in every game and made sure to include everybody at each station.

Sage (grade 8) had a very positive attitude throughout the afternoon. During one of the activities, she helped a girl who was having trouble demonstrating great leadership skills.

Ahmed (grade 8) showed a great attitude during the day and he was encouraging, supporting and helping everyone including other groups. Also, when the OELC leader took the group to get water, he guided them to our next station.

All these recipients displayed one or several of the True Sport principles during the advisor challenge.

Go for it

Respect Others

Play Fair

Keep it Fun

Stay Healthy

Give Back

Include Everyone

At the swim meet there were several True Sport moments but none as heart warming as the entire team cheering on Jay Burley as he swam his very best in his race.

At the end of the meet Ben Barringer went over to the volunteers and thanked them for their time.  This not only reflects the True Sport principles of Respecting Officials and Giving Back, but it also is a class act and speaks volume of his character.  We can all take a page out of his book.

Thank you Ben Barringer for this True Sport moment.

Pamela Wang demonstrated the True Sport Principle of Respecting others. She gave up her spot in a race to Julia Stavnitsky so that Julia could swim in one more race on her birthday.  Thank you Pamela Wang for this True Sport moment.

Leah Cook demonstrated the True Sport Principle of “Go for It” when she filled in for a teammate who didn’t show.  This enabled the rest of the team to still race, which may not have happened had she not volunteered. Thank you Leah Cook for this True Sport moment.

When it comes to the principle of “Going for it,” Owen and Jackson Hurst both demonstrated it at the swim meet. They agreed to swim a stroke they were unfamiliar with so they could contribute to the team’s goal of having swimmers in all races. Thank you Owen and Jaxon Hurst for this True Sport moment.

During the Senior Boys Basketball season Liam Boatsmith attained his True Sport moment.  The opposing team scored a basket.  Liam noticed that the scorekeeper had failed to put it up on the scoreboard.  After some convincing the opponents finally received the points they deserved. This exemplies the True Sport principle of “Play Fair”.

Thanks you Liam Boatsmith for this True Sport moment

We finally after 8 years of competition, got a beautiful day weatherwise, at the Adventure Running Orienteering meet. There were over 1100 competitors at this meet, Dalewood bringing 120. All day students encouraged, cheered for and supportive eachother.  Frequently we would get updates from students stating how well our competitors were doing.

Sarah Winemaker, Shayda R., Maria Seo and Fairuz Karim each encouraged their teammates to do their best in completing the course.  Their partners described them as helpful, motivational and inspirational. Through their efforts they satisfied the True Sport Principles of Going For It and Keeping it Fun.

Thank you Sarah, Fairuz, Shayda and Maria for this True Sport Moment.

Griffin Kinzie through his effort in Phys. Ed. Class, he earned his True Sport award.  Griffin had broken his toe and was somewhat handicapped for regular play.  Rather than letting down his team, he offered to play in goal as the keeper.  This enabled his teammates to play out and him to still contribute to the game’s outcome.  He is acknowledged for satisfying the True Sport principles of “Going for It”.

Thank you Griffin Kinzie for this True Sport moment.

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2013-14

On the first day of school students were engaged in the advisor challenge, a set of activities where students meet others from their grade and others.  Many new students are timid and unsure but usually by the end there is a greater comfort level.  The following students received True Sport awards chosen by their peers because of their recognizable behaviour.


The following students joined other Dalewood students in their annual Terry Fox run.

Ethan W
Jimmy C
Will M
Patrick S
Eric M
Pamela W
Malcolm E
Taylor M

These students demonstrated the True Sport Principle of Go For It. From the time of the opening siren to the closing siren 45 minutes later, these students ran tirelessly setting the example for all other students. Thank you for this True Sport moment.


Grade 8

Annie K demonstrated enthusiasm throughout the day and did her best to make everyone feel comfortable.

Kendra S was supportive of all her teammates in every activity.

Shanze Y, despite getting hurt she demonstrated great resilience and continued to play

Gabe G continued to cheer for his teammates and passed to his teammates making them feel included and consequently they had fun.

Grade 7

Taylor M continued to cheer for her teammates and passed to her teammates making them feel included and consequently they had fun.

Liam B was extremely energetic and gave his all.

Jason W participated with enthusiasm and encouraged his teammates.

Akshylan A demonstrated fair play and was very enthusiastic.

Ahmed A participated with enthusiasm and encouraged his teammates.

Grade 6

Maisey B was a timid player that continued to try her best and contribute to the team effort

Tameo speaks little English but he overcame the language barrier by watching others and participating to the best of his ability.

Jack S was not only enthusiastic in his own play but he involved others by passing to them and supporting them.

Alvina S was a quiet timid player who stepped outside her comfort zone and competed to the best of her ability.


Adam D was positive and encouraging to his teammates during our Orienteering meet. Everyone on his team had a great day of competition because he helped them feel like a successful member of our Dalewood team and directed them in the right direction when they were discouraged.  He satisfied the True Sport principle, Keep it Fun!

Thank you Adam D for this True Sport moment.


Hillary was positive and encouraging to her teammates during our Orienteering meet. Everyone on her team had a great day of competition because she helped them feel like a successful member of our Dalewood team and directed them in the right direction when they were discouraged.  She satisfied the True Sport principle, Keep it Fun!

Thank you Hillary S for this True Sport moment.


Meaghan B was encouraging to her teammates at the Orienteering meet; she gave up her opportunity to participate in the meet so she could support two other students and ensure that they could participate successfully. She satisfied the True Sport principle, inclusion.

Thank you Meaghan B for this True Sport Moment.

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2012-13

On the first day of school, students are involved in an afternoon of activities. Teammed with familiar students and some new friends, students compete and demonstrate moments that satisfy the principles of True Sport.

Kailee W was playing four corner soccer. She bent down to help Sabrina retrieve the ball and was hit in the face. Irene Lee stopped her play and asked if Kailee was OK and then got her some help. Ben Hamilton also stopped his play to help Kailee. These 3 students demonstrated respect for others, a True Sport principle.

Thank you Kailee, Irene and Ben for this True Sport moment.


Kate S earned a True Sport award at the advisor challenge as well. Kate remembered back to when she was in grade 6 and wanted to include them making them feel a real part of the Dalewood community. Kate made every effort to include all students in the games especially the grade 6 ‘s. One of the True Sport Principles is inclusion. Certainly Kate made everyone feel included.

Thank you Kate S for this True Sport moment.


To know Wil R is to understand that he is a true competitor. During the advisor challenge Wil’s team was playing ultimate chicken. Wil made every effort to pass to his teammates demonstrating the True Sport Principle of inclusion. Everyone felt included and as a part of the team.

Thank you Wil R for this True Sport moment.


New to our school and F8 is Julian R. Julian was positive and encouraging to his teammates and competitive teammates jeered on his teammates frequently. Everyone on his team had a great day of competition because he helped them feel like a contributing member. Many of his teammates saw him as a top participant. He satisfied 2 True Sport principles, inclusion and Keep it Fun!

Thank you Julian R for this True Sport moment.


 

Hannah K also earned a True Sport award at the advisor challenge. Hannah took a very positive leadership role on her team. She displayed great school spirit chanting the Dalewood cheer. At the egg run she cheered on her teammates as well as the others. Hannah did a lot to make the day really fun for the students she was with.

Thank you Hannah K for this True Sport moment.


Erin H’s story is very similar to that of others that day. Erin gave her best in every activity. She knows that when she gives her best effort, others seem to join in and the games become more fun. One of the True Sport principles is “Go for it”. Certainly Erin in her effort that day…went for it.

Thank you Erin H for this True Sport moment.


Max S, a grade 6 student was an enthusiastic participant in the advisor challenge. Max noticed that in the four corner soccer game some of his teammates were not getting passed to. Rather than taking it himself, he made sure to pass to his teammates so they had fun and felt included in the day’s activities.

Thank you Max S for this True Sport moment.


Larissa M, Brooke M and Chave J all earned their True sport awards playing basketball. The basketball nets seem to be largely monopolized by the boys at our school. These three girls played at lunch and encouraged and cheered each other on. The way they supported each other made the experience fun,and further helped develop each of their confidence.

Thank you Larissa M, Brooke M and Chave J of this True Sport moment.


Jordy S secures a True Sport award for her efforts to Include Everyone.  The incident for which she is being acknowledged (although there are countless similar incidents), occurred during a Phys. Ed. basketball class.  Students were engaged in a drill to practice a specific skill.  Jordy noticed a boy sitting at the side, obviously feeling intimidated being a little less skilled than some of the other grade 8 students.  Jordy left her friends, encouraged the boy to join her group and then spent considerable time in helping him with the skill.

Thank you Jordy S for this True Sport moment.


Cassandra L demonstrated the two True Sport Principles of Keep it Fun and Inclusion.  The OELC students were leading the warmup called Ride the Pony.  Although it was a new game and a bit intimidating at first, Cassandra bought into it right away and encouraged everyone to take part and keep going.  Her enthusiasm made it a positive experience for all.

Thank you Cassandra L for this True Sport moment.


Sydney F-B was caught in a True Sport moment.  During the field games of the Active Recess/Run for Change day, Sydneycontinued to cheer his teammates on throughout the game.  At the end of the game he demonstrated Respect of his opponents when he congratulated them despite their loss. This behaviour is expected and demonstrated more often in community sports or interschool sports; it was nice to see that it transcended to just play at school.

Thank you Sydney F-B for this True Sport moment.


Emily B secured a True Sport honour during one of the field games during the Active Recess/ Run for Change day.  She continued to Go for it despite the fact that her team was losing.  She remained positive and enthusiastically cheered on her teammates throughout the whole game.

Thank you Emily B for this True Sport moment.


Noah G demonstrated 2 True Sport principles when he was caught playing at the Active Recess/Run for Change event.  One of his teammates got upset with the oputcome of the day and left the playing area.  Noah volunteered to leave the game and encouraged the other player to come back.  He demonstrated Respect for others and Keep it Fun.

Thank you Noah G for this True Sport moment.


Jonas O demonstrated the True Sport principle of Inclusion.  During the Tchoukball game he had 2 options; to pass the ball to a student who he had gone to time and time again and knew he was in a position to score or to go to a student who had hardly received the ball during the game.  He chose the latter.  He made this student feel included and a member of the team.

Thank you Jonas O for this True Sport moment.


Taylor M demonstrated the True Sport principles of Keeping it Fun.  Throughout the morning’s activities for the Run for Change/Active Recess she encouraged her team to do their best and was always supporting their efforts.

Her cheering made the competitions fun for all.

Thank you Talor M for this True Sport moment.


Jessie M receives his True Sport moment for playing fair.  Jesse knows the importance of playing by the rules to maintain the integrity and safety of the game.  While others on his team and the other team began to take shortcuts and break the rules of the game, Jesse demonstrated his True Sport character by setting a positive example by Playing Fair.

Thank you Jesse M for this True Sport moment.


Brendan R-R is viewed as a quiet and hard working student in his Phys. Ed. Classes.  During the Active Recess/ Run for Change activities a new leader emerged.  Brendan continued to Keep it Fun for all by encouraging the efforts of his teammates throughout the morning’s activities.

Thank you Brendan R-R for this True Sport moment.


Noah B demonstrated the True Sport principles of Respecting Others and Keeping it Fun when he was at the playground games station during Run for Change/ Active Recess activities.  During 4 square, Noah had been in the game for quite a few turns.  He had just got someone out who had just come in.  Rather than celebrating this accomplishment, he chose to give up his spot so that person could stay in and others could join the 4 square as well.

Thank you Noah B for this True Sport moment.


Ben C-M demonstrated through his play during the Run for Change/Active Recess games the True Sport principles of Go for It and Including Everyone.  He had many opportunities to take the ball in to score in the field games but often he chose to pass the ball to his teammates to ensure they felt as part of the team.  He continued to participate throughout the day with the same enthusiasm and intensity with which he began the activities.

Thank you Ben C-M for this True Sport moment.


Hannah K demonstrated the True Sport Principle of Giving Back during the Active Recess/Run for Change activities.  Rather than just being a participant, she assumed a leadership role and explained to her classmates how the activities were set up so they knew before they headed out to the field what to expect.  Throughout the day she motivated her group and kept them organized.

 

Thank you Hannah K for this True Sport moment.


Alexander T and Munire M demonstrated the True Sport Principles of Playing Fair and Keeping it Fun. Throughout the activities of the Run for Change/Active Recess event, Alexander and Munire maintained a positive attitude, cooperated with others and played fairly.  It is through their efforts that the other students had a fun and positive experience.

 

Thank you Alexander T and Munire M for this True Sport moment.


On the day of the Run for Change Daniel R earned a True Sport award. He consistently encouraged his peers throughout the run. His level of enthusiasm and participation encouraged others to Go for It as well as made it made it fun for everyone. He definitely stood out amongst his peers that day.

Thank you Daniel R for this True Sport moment.


Congratulations to Andrew B who displayed exceptional sportsmanship during the swim meet.  Noticing that he was entered into more races than a teammate, he gave up one of his races so his teammate could have more.  In fact, that True Sport moment enabled Andrew’s teammate to achieve 3rd place and help Dalewood with the championship.  Well done Andrew for demonstrating the True Sport principle of Inclusion of Others.

Thank you Andrew B for this True Sport moment.


At the Glendale Boys tournament, Anand S was unable to play at various times due to an injury. He took it upon himself to help set up plays, cheer his team on, and give tips to players to improve. He was positive the whole day despite his injury. Thanks for being a true sport.


At the Glendale Boys tournament, Lucas D got pushed by another player and fell to the ground pretty hard. The other player went over to help him up and Lucas, without any hesitation, shook his hand and got right back up. Not holding a grudge and immediately moving on so that the sport could continue is an example of a true sport.


At the Co-ed soccer tournament, Sophie M wanted to cheer for the other team after we beat them at a game. She started a hip hip horray cheer as we were shaking hands. Thanks, Sophie, for this true sport moment.


Doug W demonstrated the two True Sport Principles of Inclusion and Keep it Fun. Throughout the golf tournament, Doug was always congratulating his opponents regardless of the outcome of their shot. His positive attitude throughout the tournament was a great experience for himself and his foursome.

Thank you Doug W for this True Sport moment.


Dalewood students competed in the Annual Ancaster Triathlon. As race day approached, one group had a member who became ill. On race day, this student was unable to compete and the group was down a cyclist. Erik  H, immediately volunteered to help out. On May 24, Erik completed both his race as well as the cycling portion for this group. He did not complain but persevered to finish each race to the best of his ability. Thanks to Erik, this group was able to compete and enjoy a fun filled day. Thank you Erik for understanding the importance of team work and helping others in need.

THANK YOU ERIK H FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


Julian R participated in our Run 4 Change day. He ran a few laps around the school, encouraging others as he ran beside or past them. When he took a break, Julian continued to cheer for his fellow school mates and staff members. He brought a positive energy to the day and made others feel valued and included. Well done!

THANK YOU JULIAN R FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


As Dalewood students prepared for the Annual Ancaster Triathlon, one group realized they were short a runner. Upon hearing how discouraged this group was at the possibility of not competing, Sydney F, immediately agreed to do the run portion for them. Thanks to Sydney, this group was able to compete and enjoy a fun filled day. Thank you Sydney for understanding the importance of team work and helping others to reach their goal. Well done!

THANK YOU SYDNEY F FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


Meaghan B was at the Ancaster Triathlon. She had already completed her portion of the race, a 300 metre swim. She soon realized that a member from another team was not feeling well and was unable to complete the swim portion. Meaghan, despite having just competed, immediately volunteered to do the swim portion for this team, allowing them to complete the race. It did not matter to Meaghan that she was already tired, it was more important that she help out her fellow Dalewood students. Thank you Meaghan for being such a team player and taking one for the team. Well done!

 

THANK YOU MEAGHAN BOATSMITH FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


A True Sport Moment goes out to Katie A. Katie had hurt her foot and was unable to try out for the Dalewood swim team. Instead, she volunteered to help time, organize and prepare the swimmers. On the day of the meet, a fellow student was unable to attend. Katie’s foot had healed and she had her bathing suit with her. Despite not training for this meet, she immediately volunteered to help out. Thanks to Katie, 3 other students were able to compete on a relay team. For always being prepared, for always willing to help out, in any capacity, and for truly understanding the importance of team work, Katie, you are more than deserving of a True Sport award. Well done!

 

THANK YOU KATIE AGAR FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


At the Glendale Boys tournament, Anand S was unable to play at various times due to an injury. He took it upon himself to help set up plays, cheer his team on, and give tips to players to improve. He was positive the whole day despite his injury. Thanks for being a true sport.


At the Glendale Boys tournament, Lucas D got pushed by another player and fell to the ground pretty hard. The other player went over to help him up and Lucas, without any hesitation, shook his hand and got right back up. Not holding a grudge and immediately moving on so that the sport could continue is an example of a true sport.


At the Co-ed soccer tournament, Sophie M wanted to cheer for the other team after we beat them at a game. She started a hip hip horray cheer as we were shaking hands. Thanks, Sophie, for this true sport moment.

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2011-12

Our first True Sport recipient is Alex D in grade 6. He got his True Sport award because of his desire to participate at the advisor challenge. This may seem to be an odd reason for receiving this award, but Alex is on crutches. He hobbled from event to event and when he got to 4 corner soccer, he wanted to be the goalie. Mindful of his safety, I made him sit out but he continued to cheer on his teammates. Alex demonstrated two True Sport principles: Respect for teammates and Go For It. Thank you Alex for this True Sport moment.


Junior Girls 3-pitch > During the game the other team did not have all the necessary equipment and two of our team members not only offered the use of our equipment, but assisted each time to help the member of the other team get quickly into the back catcher equipment safely which allowed the game to proceed smoothly.

Thank you, Brooke M and Emily G for this True Sport Moment.


Tristan W was an absolute super star as the bat catcher for the Senior Girls 3-Pitch team this season. Not only was she inclusive of her team members making everyone laugh at least once during the day, she was incredibly respectful of the other team and their equipment. If a girl from the opposing team got a hit and ran to a base, Tristan would wait for the play to finish, proceed to pick up the bat that was left on the ground and would pass it to the next girl coming up to bat. She embraced the True Sport Principles and represented Dalewood very positively the entire day. THANK YOU TRISTAN WAYE FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


During the 3-Pitch tournament, Sam C noticed that he had more playing time than another teammate and volunteered to sit on the bench to allow his teammate to play. Great job Sam on this True Sport moment.


In the last game of the senior girls volleyball double header Wednesday night Kathryn W was told that she was one of the starting players. Upon receiving this information, Kathryn immediately asked if she could be replaced with someone who had not had as much playing time. Thank you Kathryn for this True Sport Moment


Last week we had a student nominated for a True Sport Award. In P.E. Class Sophie M saw a classmate not engaged in a basketball game. She soon realized that this was because this students was never being passed to. She demonstrated her confidence in this student and made her feel accepted and included by passing her the ball and coaching her. This student was very appreciative and nominated Sophie for a True Sport. Thank you Sophie M for this True Sport moment.


Max M, Brian A and Ian M: After warming down from their run all 3 stopped in their tracks once they saw a couple girls struggling to finish. They all cheered so much that the girls started running. It was a great sight to see.


In a badminton class Jessica H and Meegan C became True Sport receipeints.
The girls were playing in their class tournament. The game ended and unprompted, Meegan and Jessica reached across the net and congratulated eachother on a game well played. This acknowledgement is an example of respect for your opponent – a

Thank you Jessica H and Meegan C for this True Sport moment.


On April 25th, Dalewood competed at the Golden Horseshoe Orienteering meet at Christie Conservation. This meet has the largest number of participants of any meet in North America. On this day Sylvia K and Shrishyla M ran their first race. There were times Sylvie said she felt nauseous and wanted to stop. Shrishyla encouraged her teammate and held her hand giving Slyvia confidence to continue. Because of Shrishyla’s support and inspiration, Slyvia finished the race the pair secured 7th place in a large field of participants. Shrishyla displayed respect for her teammate and a desire to go for it, two principles of True Sport.

Thank you Shrishyla M for this True Sport moment.


Once the members of the Dalewood swim team were chosen, students began to practice their strokes, starts and finishes. It became apparent that the Bantum girls needed a student to swim the butterfly for the medley relay. Without hesitation, Batool D volunteered. Batool spent many practices working on her butterfly. She swam it beautifully during the swim meet, adding points for the team and helping to secure the Bantum Girls banner. Batool displayed a desire to go for it, a True Sport Principle. Well done Batool and Congratulations.

THANK YOU BATOOL D FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


On May 17th at the Winston Churchill Soccer Tournament, Lily B earned her True Sport award. Just before shaking hands with another school which we won against, she got our Dalewood students to start a ‘hip hip hooray’ cheer for them. Thanks Lily B for this True Sport Moment!


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2010-11

During our Junior Boys Volleyball game, Ivan K noticed that our team was “out-of-rotation” which is a violation of the rules. He pointed this out to the referee who quickly corrected the problem. This was a True Sport Moment because although Ivan’s action cost our team a point, it showed the important quality of fairness and sportsmanship; he thought of doing what was right before winning. Well done Ivan for this excellent example of a True Sport Moment.


Samantha H-H came as a team manager to help Mrs. Crowe, Mr. Yull and Ms. Desotti with the Triathlon/Duathlon team. Sam was to help organize the day and ensure all athletes were at the right spot at the right time. As the day progressed, one student required medical assistance. Mr. Yull and Ms. Desotti had to accompany this student down to McMaster hospital. Mrs. Crowe was left to help the students in the pool to ensure they started their race on time. Sam stepped up her role. She ran back and forth and filled the shoes of the two missing teachers. Thanks to Sam, not one student missed their race and the rest of the day went off without a hitch. By the end of the day, Sam had probably run as much as the athletes that day. For going above and beyond the call of duty, for supporting the team and being absolutely invaluable that day, Samantha H-H  has earned a True Sport moment.

THANK YOU SAMANTHA H-H FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT


During our Junior Boys Volleyball game, Ivan K noticed that our team was “out-of-rotation” which is a violation of the rules.  He pointed this out to the referee who quickly corrected the problem.  This was a True Sport Moment because although Ivan’s action cost our team a point, it showed the important quality of fairness and sportsmanship; he thought of doing what was right before winning.  Well done Ivan for this excellent example of a True Sport Moment.

THANK YOU IVAN K FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


On Wednesday November 10th Brian A displayed a True Sport moment.  Brian went to Dundas Central to watch a volleyball game between Dalewood vs. Dundas Central.  After the game, Mrs. Crowe was going to drive both Brian and her son to swim practice.  Upon entering the gym, a teacher from Dundas Central approached Brian and asked if he could fulfill the job of scorekeeper as his scorekeeper had just left.  Despite being in a different school, Brian immediately said yes.  He preformed his job beautifully and never once complained.  He cheered for both teams and maintained such a positive attitude.  Brian demonstrated that it is important to help out when help is needed.  Thanks to Brian, both teams were able to play.

THANK YOU BRIAN  FOR ANOTHER TRUE SPORT MOMENT


During our Cross Country Meet, Ian M displayed a True Sport moment.  After completing his race, Ian came to a spot on the route where he could see all of the participants.  As athletes from all schools where passing by, Ian cheered for each and every one of them, commending them on a job well done and encouraging all to finish strong.  To Ian, it was more important to cheer for the person than for a particular school.  It was an excellent display of true sportsmanship.  Well done!

THANK YOU IAN M FOR ANOTHER TRUE SPORT MOMENT


At the orienteering meet Ivan K and Greg G demonstrated behaviour worthy of a True Sport award.

Jordy and Samara, two of grade 6 orienteers were having a tough time trying to find the next control point. Instead of trying to get a better time, Ivan and Greg took the time to redirect the girls so they were no longer lost.  This action demonstrated respect for their teammates.

Thank you Ivan K and Greg G for this True Sport moment.


This years Senior Girls’ Basketball schedule was not successful if you measured it by the win/loss record but if you measured it by team camaraderie, and sportsmanship, then this was a winning season.  What began after the first game but continued every game after was the result of Jessica Lewitsky’s initiative.  Whether we won or lost, Jessica led the team in 3 cheers for the other team.  It was always a tension release and positive way to end the game.  This demonstrates respect for her opponent.

Thank you Jessica L for this True Sport moment.


In gym class F7 was playing volleyball.  Unfortunately this True sport moment developed after a negative situation.  Sam H-H realized that her squad kept switching her off, denying her the opportunity to play.  Alison B saw that this was happening and asked her to play on her team.  In order to allow her to play on Alison’s team, Alison had to give up her spot on her team. Sam recognized Alison’s respect for others.  Alison also knew that in order for someone to have fun they must feel included, two of the True Sport values.

Thank you Alison B for this True Sport moment.


Laura G came to support several of her friends as they tried out for the 1500 m event. During the race, Laura saw one girl in particular start to struggle. With permission, she ran backwards along the course. As she passed each runner, she cheered them on. When Laura got to the one girl who was struggling, she turned around, ran beside her, and helped her to the finish. To Laura, it wasn’t’t about having her friend win but rather helping her friend finish what she started. It was about being there for a friend in need and ensuring this individual accomplished her goal of completing the course. For being such a motivator, friend, and support crew, Laura G, you have earned a True Sport moment. Well Done!

THANK YOU LAURA G FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT


Louis G ran the 1500m course earning a spot on the Track and Field team. After securing his spot, he stayed to support a friend who was there to try out for the 400m event. As it was the third day of try outs, only one student was there to try the 400m event. Seeing that his friend was alone, Louis offered to run beside him, despite the fact that he has just run the 1500m. It was a true test of character for Louis to offer such support knowing that he was already tired and that this race would cause him further distress and fatigue. Louis was willing to put his friend’s best interest before his own in order to help. For showing such team work and support, Louis G, you have earned a True Sport Moment. Well Done!

THANK YOU LOUIS G FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT


Before the start of the swim meet, Finley A approached one of the coaches, Mrs. Crowe, and offered to give up her spot on the relay team to another girl. Finley believed this girl was an alternative, and did not have a race. In Finley’s mind, it was so important that everyone had a chance to swim she was willing to give up one of her races. Finley demonstrated the importance of inclusion, team work, and being a good sport. Well done Finley for this excellent example of a True Sport Moment.

THANK YOU FINLEY A FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


Julia K has not only displayed a True Sport moment but school year of  True Sport behaviour.  Early in the year a new student from another country, was added to her class.  This student was and remains to be quiet, not enthusiastic, non-athletic and sometimes stubborn, Julia took the responsibility of engaging her and involving her in phys.ed classes.  I watched at lunch hour and in the hall how Julia watched out for her and helped her.  Julia’s persistence in helping this student often took her away from her play and her fun.  Remembering this situation, think also of this one.  Julia also has a student in her class that requires considerable personal direction and coaching.  Many times she was seen offering help or directing that student so they were on task.  Evidence of how wonderful she was with these students occurred in the golf unit.  Students were to get in groups of their choice to play the course set up for them.  Julia formed a group that included these two students.  Knowing their level of play and that she probably would maybe get only 2 holes of the 9 done, she still asked them.  Julia throughout the year demonstrated inclusion and respect for others, two of the True Sport Principles.

Thank you Julia K for this True Sport moment.


Rohin A-R is the consummate gentleman.  He always demonstrates respect to his classmates and adults.  It has been said that Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.  Rohin has integrity and he displayed his True Sport moment at the City track and field championships.  At the end of his 100 metre run, he outstretched his hand and congratulated his competitors.  What he said to them is a mystery to us because we viewed this from a distance, but what made us proud is he did this because it was the right thing to do.  Rohin demonstrated respect for his opponents.

Thank you Rohin A-R for this True Sport moment.

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2009-10

During a 3-pitch game Catherine P recognized that the other team was somewhat unskilled and had not managed to get a run during the first 3 innings. But in the last inning Catherine found every opportunity to encourage them to continue. Her actions were contagious and eventually our whole school team (Dalewood) started to cheer and create a True Sport environment in which they scored two runs successfully.

Thanks Catherine P for this True Sport Moment!


During a 3-pitch game Sydney E recognized that another team mate had not had the chance to play all positions on the field and willingly gave up her position on the team in order for her team mate to accomplish her personal goals.

Thanks Sydney E for this True Sport Moment!


During a 3-pitch game, Alison C displayed behaviour worthy of receiving True Sport recognition. She demonstrated both excellence and inclusion throughout the games. She encouraged her team mates to excel, by calling out “plays”. Thanks to her calls, her team mates were ready and aware of “the next play” and played a great defensive game.

Thanks Alison C for this True Sport moment.


During a volleyball game Jack willingly listened and supported his peers’ constructive suggestions regarding his personal volleyball skills. When our team was serving to stay in the game Jack took on the challenge to serve for our team. Unfortunately we were not successful and lost the game. Jack walked away from the experience happy to be part of a team that supports your efforts no matter what the outcome.

Thanks Jack L for this True Sport moment.


On April 28th at the Golden Horseshoe Orienteering meet we had evidence of four notable True Sport moments.

The division Bantam girls is filled with many novice runners who are on unfamiliar trails trying to find the next checkpoint in the fastest time possible.  Natasha L and Anna D met Jessica V-L on the trail and realized that she was stressed because she had gotten something in her eye while on the trail.  Rather than carrying on and bettering their chances for a favourable finish time, they stopped and helped her out.  This demonstrates the True Sport Principle, Respect for your opponent.”

Thank you Natasha L and Ana D for this True Sport moment.


A similar incident happened in the bantam boys’ run.  Jason C and Simon D came upon Claire Gammal and Maddy McDonagh.  The girls were having great difficulty and rather than leave the girls on the course unsure of where to go next, Jason and Simon retraced their steps and helped the girls locate their next checkpoint.  This changed the two person team focus to one of a school focus.  Helping another Dalewood team became more important than satisfying their own personal gains.

Thank you Jason C and Simon D for this True Sport moment.


Helping others at the meet is characteristic of the next two examples as well.  Joel C and Peter C were competing in the Midget boys division.  While on trail, they came across two girls from another school who were lost and clearly had no idea of the location of their next checkpoint.  Joel and Peter lost valuable time in helping out another school, but regardless, they still placed 2nd in their division.  Congratulations Joel and Peter for displaying excellence in your sport while still respecting your opponents.

Thank you Joel C and Peter C for this True Sport moment.


Again another example of fair play and putting team goals ahead of personal gains involves Gregory G.  Gregory was competing in the bantam boys division.  He came to a difficult impass, shrouded with thick bush and a daunting stream.  Rather than enabling just he and his partner, Ivan,to get through this tough part, Gregory chose to place a rock in the stream to be used as a stepping stone by others.  He also held back the brush so another Dalewood team could have an easier task of getting through.

Thank you Gregory G for this True Sport moment.


At this year’s advisor challenge on the second day of school, Jacob W became our first True Sport recipient. Throughout the day’s activities he participated with enthusiasm and intensity.  Rather than scoring all the goals especially in the four corner soccer game, he looked to his teammates setting them up for shots and allowing them the joy of scoring.  He demonstrated the True Sport principle of “inclusion” and made the experience a “fun” one for all his teammates.

THANK YOU JACOB W FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


Rebecca W was acknowledged as a True Sport recipient for her efforts during the advisor challenge.  Rebecca is an OELC student who took her responsibility as a team leader very seriously.  She made sure that every student was involved and having fun.  She also looked after those who got hurt.  Rebecca ensured her team mates were involved and having fun.

THANK YOU REBECCA W FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


Small but packed with enthusiasm is a way to describe Maddie K.  Maddie became a True Sport recipient because of her efforts during this year’s advisor challenge.  Maddie lead the group in song and cheer trying to get everyone excited about being a student at Dalewood.  She demonstrated an enthusiastic effort in all activities and played fairly in each competition.  The OELC leaders nominated her for this award because of she demonstrated 2 True Sport principles fun and fair play.

THANK YOU MADDIE K FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT.


On January 27th Luke K displayed a True Sport moment.  Luke was participating in the 5 minute marathon fitness activity in Physical Education.  It is an activity that all students do, but if given the choice, would rather be playing basketball, badminton or soccer.  Luke was running his laps and was in the final minute of his run.  He was pushing for his personal best but came upon a class mate that was struggling.  He slowed down enough to offer the following words of encouragement, “Come on Liam, keep going.”  Two of the True Sport principles include “Go for it” which implies giving your best and inclusion which is what Luke did when he encouraged Liam to keep going.  Liam realized they were all in this together.

THANK YOU LUKE K FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT


On Thursday March 11th there was a True Sport moment in a Senior Girls basketball game.  One of the Greenleaf players collided with Molly B and both fell to the floor.  Molly got herself up quickly and then checked with the other player to see if she was okay and to let her know the collision happened as part of the game and nothing was intentional.  Molly demonstrated respect for her opponent.

THANK YOU MOLLY B FOR ANOTHER TRUE SPORT MOMENT


On April 26th, Dalewood swim team competed against several other schools at a swim meet.  The meet started off with the medley relays.  After a few heats, the referee stopped the meet and reminded everyone that the 3rd swimmer swimming the breaststroke had to touch the wall with two hands before the last member of the relay could leave the wall.  Although many swimmers continued to touch with one hand, Taylor C-M decided that she was going to play by the rules.  As Rachel was coming into the wall, she touched with one hand.  Taylor leaned down and gently reminded Rachel that she could not leave until both her hands were on the wall.  In Taylor’s mind, it was more important to play fair.  Well Done!

THANK YOU TAYLOR C-M FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT


On April 26th, Dalewood swim team competed against several other schools at a swim meet.  Brian A swam in the Bantam division.  In all heats, Ian M took first place and Brian came in second.  After Ian won the 25 back, Brian, a few lanes over, looked over at his team mate and congratulated him on a great swim.  Brian was not concerned that he came second to Ian, only that his teammate had done well and was genuinely happy for his victory.  Congratulations Brian on displaying such positive attitude and great team spirit.

THANK YOU BRIAN A FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT


At the orienteering meet JJ S and Henry K demonstrated behaviour worthy of a True Sport award.

Delaney and Alison were having a tough time trying to find control point number 5.  Instead of trying to get a better time, JJ and Henry took the time to relocate Delaney and Alison to the next control point and help them improve their time.  This action demonstrated respect for their teammates.

Thank you JJ S and Henry K for this True Sport moment.


Delaney was our little chameleon. She played every position and did so without complaint. She cheered on her team mates throughout all of our games and was always offering kind words of encouragement.

Thank you Delaney P for this True Sport moment.


Jessie and Maddy congratulated the members of our opposing team at the end of every game. They went out of their way to go over to the other team’s bench, congratulate them on their win and to offer them good luck wishes for their next game.

Thank you Maddy M and Jessie P for this True Sport moment.


On April 29th, Dalewood students were competing against each other to secure a spot on the Track and Field team in the 400m event.  Louis G ran in the first heat, finishing with a very fast time.  Brendan O ran in the second heat.  Despite being Louis’ greatest competition, as Brendan was running his race, Louis shouted at him to go fast and cheered as Brendan crossed the finish line.  Brendan beat Louis´ time.  In response, Louis congratulated Brendan on his fantastic run.  Congratulations Louis for displaying such amazing sportsmanship and team spirit.

THANK YOU LOUIS G FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT


In a final class of the Badminton unit, Nicole C displayed her True Sport moment. The students were playing Kings court where every mistakes moves you from moving to the revered Kings court. Nicole and her partner were defending that spot when in another court, Hudson stumbled and hit himself in the nose with his racquet. Nicole left her spot and came to Hudson’s aid bringing him paper towel ice and finally taking him to the office for treatment. Nicole and her respect for another opponent cost her the win at Kings court but gained her a True Sport award.

Thank you Nicole C for the True Sport moment.


Upon completion of the swimming portion of his triathlon at Ancaster High School on Friday, May 28, Hudson showed a true sport moment.  He had been swimming alongside Owen A-Y, and right after they had finished swimming, Owen felt quite dizzy and ill.  Instead of going out to cheer on his triathlon teammates, Hudson remained in the change room with Owen until he was feeling better.  He was able to offer him some emotional support during this time, and Owen mentioned to Mr.Yull afterwards how grateful he was that Hudson had done this for him.

Thank you Hudson H for this true sport moment!   

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2008-09

On September 3rd at Dalewood’s annual advisor challenge, Sam C was recognized for displaying many of the True Sport core values. Several of Sam’s teammates expressed negativity, saying they were hot and the games were lame. Rather than buying in to this negativity, he participated more vigorously and encouraged others for trying hard. His team rallied around this positive enthusiasm and put a greater effort into their game. Fairness, inclusion and fun, three of the four True Sport core values resulted because Sam chose to demonstrate his leadership and sportsmanship.

Thanks Sam C for this True Sport moment.


During a baseball game this student displayed behaviour worthy of receiving a True Sport recognition. A student tripped on second base and instead of getting the ball, which would lead to an out, Taylor stopped to help her jeopardizing their placement in the tournament. This type of respect for other competitors represents a True Sport Principle.

Thanks to Taylor D for this True Sport Moment.


During a baseball game this student displayed behaviour worthy of receiving a True Sport recognition. A big Congratulation goes to Nicole allowed a player from the apposing team to run past her, avoiding a collision, even though it meant that player was safe on first. This type of respect for other competitors represents a True Sport Principle.

Thanks to Nicole M for this True Sport Moment.


On September 3rd at Dalewood’s annual advisor challenge, Piper C was recognized for displaying some of the True Sport core values. In the Ultimate Chicken game he demonstrated 100% effort. He worked hard to get the chicken and then passed it to a teammate who had not been as involved in the game. He made every effort to include everyone in the fun.

Thanks Piper C for this True Sport moment.


On September 3rd at Dalewood’s annual advisor challenge, Ramona S was recognized by one of her teammates for being worthy of a True Sport award. Her teammate said on several occasions Ramona cheered her team on, congratulating them on fine play or encouraging them to keep trying, all the while emphasizing inclusion and fun. Her teammate said that the day was more enjoyable thanks to Ramona’s efforts.

Thanks Ramona S for this True Sport moment.


On September 10, 2008 on two different occasions Eddie H displayed behaviour worthy of a True Sport award. In Physical Education class Eddie was pitching to students enabling them to practice their hitting. He was particularly encouraging to a student consistently hit the balls pitched to him. It would have been very unlikely that this student would have tried out for the Junior boys’ three pitch team had Eddie not praised him for his success in class and encouraged him to try out. Later at the tryout this boy did not meet with as much success. Eddie asked the coach, Mr Yull, if he could pitch to this student and give him another try to hit. Eddie demonstrated inclusion and fairness, two True Sport values.

Thanks Eddie H for this True Sport moment.


On February 12th, at the completion of a regular scheduled league basketball game, Molly B displayed a True Sport moment. Through the efforts of her 14 teammates on the Junior Girls’ Basketball team, Dalewood defeated A.A. Greenleaf to advance to the ¼ finals. Molly recognized the four core values of excellence, fun, inclusion and fair play all contributed to their success. She summed up that day’s game in a statement to her mom, “I guess mom you have to be a good sport to be good in sports.”

Thank you Molly B for this True Sport moment.


Heather S was a true leader in forming and preparing the Dalewood Triathlon team. She gathered all relevant information, and made sure deadlines were met. Heather went even further by helping to train the team. She prepared the athletes by demonstrating many of the skills needed to compete in a triathlon, including race preparation, how to handle transitions areas and bike dismounts. Thanks to Heather, Dalewood students enjoyed an exciting and successful day at Ancaster High.  Heather, you certainly displayed the values of a True Sport through your leadership and dedication to helping others.

THANKS HEATHER S FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT!


Will A displayed a True Sport Moment when he took the time to help train students who were preparing for a triathlon at Ancaster High on May 22. Many of the students were competing in their first triathlon. Will spent considerable time demonstrating the many skills required to complete the course. He reviewed transition area routines, bike dismounts, equipment needed, and basic race preparation. Thanks to Will, the students felt better prepared for the race. Students from Dalewood enjoyed the day and competed with great competence and success. Will, you displayed True Sport values through your time, effort, and dedication to helping others.

THANKS WILL A FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT!


On May 26 Dalewood’s coed soccer tem travelled to WDHS for heir 2nd annual True Sport soccer tournament. Heather S was chosen as this year’s girls recipient for the True Sport award for Dalewood. She demonstrated excellent play always giving 100%. She filled positions of midfield, defence and sweeper, willingly undertaking every challenge. She always challenged her opponents but did so in a competitive and fair play way.

Thank you to Heather S for that True Sport Moment.


On June 2nd Dalewood attended the R.A Riddell Soccer Tournament. At the end of the day it was clear to see Even P deserved a True Sport award. One of the core values of True Sport is excellence. Eben was our goalie for the day. He took charge of this crease and net with great authority. He offered advice, help and congratulations to his sweepers Yuval and Heather. He added an element of fun, another True Sport value when were down in goals. He left his end of the field and joined the rest of the team attempting to gain an offensive advantage. Eben modelled the behaviour we expect and appreciate of a Dalewood athlete.

Thank you to Even P for that True Sport moment.


Back in September, while at our junior boys three pitch tournament, Finn M demonstrated that he is indeed a true sport. After we won our first two games handily, our boys lost a hard fought game to Riddell. In our final game, knowing that we no longer had a chance of winning the tournament, some of the boys were feeling dejected. Finn rallied the boys around him on the bench and got their spirits back up immediately. He reminded them that we were a good team, and that winning wasn’t’t the most important thing. He encouraged his teammates to have fun and play to the best of their abilities. After that, the boys loosened up and had some fun to finish off the day.

Thanks Finn M for this true sport moment!


On June 9th Louis G displayed a True Sport moment. While competing in the 1500 m race at the Track and Field meet, another runner bumped into Louis knocking him to the ground. Louis sustained several scraps along his arm and leg. Despite the injury, Louis picked himself up and continued the race in a positive manner. Louis did not say anything negative to the other runners and kept his injury and pain to himself. He ran a spectacular race and finished strong. Louis, for conducting yourself in such a mature and respectful fashion, you deserve recognition for being a True Sport.

THANK YOU LOUIS G FOR THIS TRUE SPORT MOMENT


On February 12th Hannah S displayed a True Sport moment. Hannah was one of 7 grade 6 girls of the 15 player roster of the Junior Girls’ basketball team. After the hard fought game that ended in a defeat, Hannah approached a veteran player and thanked her for being so supportive this past season and thanked her also for teaching her so much. This sportsmanlike behaviour was unsolicited and sincere.

Thank you Hannah S for this True Sport moment.


On June 8th Sierra R-R earned her True Sport award. In an idyllic setting, we as Physical Educators hope for students playing by the rules of the game, including all participants, playing their hardest so reaping the fitness benefits of the sport, encouraging and congratulating teammates as well as opponents and smiling and laughing during the competition. Sierra epitomizes this kind of student. During a class lacrosse game, Sierra on numerous occasions was heard congratulating, encouraging and supporting many students, opponents and teammates alike. This is not the first date such behaviour has been witnessed nor did it prove to be the last. She joined other Dalewood students at the Division 1 Track and Field meet in displaying True Sport behaviour. Continue to be the example for others to follow and …

Thank you Sierra R-R for this True Sport moment.


On May 26th Matt O was recognized for being a True Sport.
Matt was part of Dalewood’s coed grade 7/8 soccer team. Throughout the day he gave a tremendous effort on the field, providing us with a defence that was tough to beat. He demonstrated a tremendous work ethic and a worked as a real team player. When told to make a substitution, he would run on to the field and become totally focused on his responsibilities. Even when playing against his friends on other teams, he would never let up rather, he asserted himself more, forcing his opponent to work his hardest. Matt displayed excellence, inclusion and fair play at the True Sport soccer tournament and consequently was the male recipient of the WDHS True Sport award.

Thank you Matt O for this True Sport moment.


On May 22, Michelle S was competing in a triathlon at Ancaster High. During the swim portion, Michelle completed the required 12 lengths in record time. As Michelle was getting out of the water, she was told she still had 2 lengths to go. Michelle did not protest or complain. She put her goggles back on and swam. Michelle completed the rest of the Triathlon with speed and determination. The extra lengths definitely affected her time and placing, however, Michelle remained positive and continued to cheer her teammates on. For displaying such maturity, respect, determination and sportswomanlike behaviour, Michelle is truly deserving of a True Sport Award.

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2007-08

On October 15th at the city Cross country Championships, Michelle earned her True Sport award. Michelle stopped her run and came to the aid of another student who was having trouble breathing. She did not think first of the long hours of practices she had made in preparation for this one meet, but rather, she thought of her teammate in distress, Michelle stayed with that athlete until she was under a teacher’s care. Thanks Michelle W for this True Sport Moment!


On October 15th Sean M ran an outstanding race ending the race first in the Senior Boys. The entire race he was challenged and pushed by a competitor from another school. At the end of the race, rather than rejoicing in his win he turned to his competitor and shook his hand
thanking him for an outstanding race. Thanks Sean M for this True sport Moment!


In Physical Education class, Emma recognized that one of her teammates was somewhat unskilled and reluctant to participate. Emma found every opportunity to share the balls with this student in the class vs class prison ball game. She rescued him when he was in prison. She made him feel included so his gym experience was a positive one. Thanks Emma W for this True Sport Moment!


Go Dalewood Students!

During a volleyball game, Daniel recognized that one of his teammates was somewhat unskilled and reluctant to continue with play after missing a bump. Daniel found every opportunity to during the game to encourage him to continue. When it was the students turn to serve he cheered him on to try his best and when the serve went over the crowd cheered and Daniel gave him a high five.

Thanks Daniel C for this True Sport Moment!


During a fitness run at the beginning of class two students displayed behaviour worthy of receiving a True Sport recognition. A student tripped near the last leg of the run and two students stopped to help him jeopardizing their placement in the run. This type of respect for other competitors represents a True Sport Principle.

Thanks to Steven W and Emily T of 63 for this True Sport Moment.


On September 5th Maxine assisted numerous grade 6 students in locating their teams during the activity challenge. She did not tell the students where to go but rather took time out of their participation to take the students to their location. When participating she was positive and supportive to all her teammates.

Thanks to Maxine G for this true sport moment.

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