(June 3, 2019) Ottawa, ON – The Canada Games Council (CGC) has announced that Team Manitoba athlete Tyson Langelaar and Team Ontario athlete Claudia Heeney have been named the two recipients of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Roland Michener Award.
The Roland Michener Award is presented after each installment of the Canada Games to a young male and a young female Canada Games athlete who exemplifies leadership, cooperation and excellence during the Games. Each recipient will receive a $2,000 athletic bursary that is designed to provide financial assistance as they continue their promising athletic careers.
“The Canada Games are focused on developing the next generation of great Canadian athletes and leaders, and Tyson and Claudia are incredible examples of both,” said Evan Johnston, Chairman of the CGC. “Their talent and dedication to their sport is inspiring and matched only by their leadership both on and off the ice and we’re proud to add them to the distinguished list of Roland Michener Award winners.”
Langelaar competed in Men’s Long Track Speed Skating and took home an impressive four Gold medal's in the Men’s 500m, 1000m, 1500m, and Mass Start along with one Silver medal in the 5000m. These were his second Canada Games, and he was excited to compete again on an outdoor track.