Joel Boylan Award
Congratulations to Dallas Rourke for being the recipient of the 2011 Joel Boylan Award!
Joel Boylan was one of those riders that didn’t say much, but he didn’t have to - he let his riding speak for itself. Joel was a very talented and powerful snowboarder who was respected and idolized by many. After winning the Honda Tour of Champions title for half pipe in 2004 he was invited to travel with the national snowboard team to Europe, competing on the world cup circuit in 2005. Joel was a great role model and ambassador for snowboarding and quickly became a legend at his local hill Martock.
On May 7, 2005, at the age of 19, Joel passed away. This was and always will be a great loss for the snowboard community in Nova Scotia. The Joel Boylan award was created to honor and remember one of this province’s most distinguished riders.
The Joel Boylan Award is presented to a local snowboarder who displays a positive attitude, a need for funding and a promising future in snowboarding. This award is available to any freestyle athlete at the provincial level who is a member of the Nova Scotia Snowboard Association and in good standing with the Canadian Snowboard Federation. With only one bursary awarded annually, both male and female athletes are encouraged to apply.
The selection committee will consist of Heather and Jimmy Boylan, Natasha Burgess, Andrew MacLean and Sarah Conrad. The following application must be submitted in hard copy to - The Nova Scotia Snowboard Association, 5516 Spring Garden Rd Halifax, NS B3J1G6 on or before the submission date (2012 date TBA). Both the physical and financial portion of the award will be presented during the 2011 half pipe provincial championships.
Award Application (pdf.)