Anna Poste Receives Syl Apps Special Achievement Award

Uxbridge, ON – Golf Association of Ontario Past President and longtime volunteer Anna Poste of Trenton is the recipient of the Syl Apps Special Achievement Award at the 2012 Ontario Sport Awards, held April 18, 2013.

poste1The Ontario Sport Awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of athletes, coaches, volunteers, and the corporate community. The Province of Ontario presents the Syl Apps Special Achievement Award annually to Ontario volunteers who have contributed to the development of sport throughout the province.

Poste, who was recently presented with the Dick Grimm Distinguished Service Award from the GAO in 2012, has contributed to the growth of the game at the local, regional, provincial and national levels. As a nationally certified rules official, she has officiated at all of the Golf Association of Ontario and Golf Canada’s major championships. Poste became the first woman to serve as GAO President in 2003, and was also the first female elected as a “C” Class Governor of the RCGA (Golf Canada). On top of her long list of roles and accomplishments, Poste has served on numerous committees for both the GAO and Golf Canada.

The Award was presented by the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

“Anna epitomizes what volunteerism is all about. Our Association, and Golf Canada, depend heavily on the contributions of volunteers to achieve our goals, and Anna has given her time and expertise for many years, simply because she wants to help grow the Association and the game,” said Dave Mills, Executive Director of the GAO.

“Anna has made a difference and we are pleased to see her receive the Syl Apps Award as a representative of our sport.”