Submitted by Rebecca Menard Administration Coordinator for Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine (CASEM).
Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and veteran Dr. Darrell Menard was recently voted the 2016 Community Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician of the Year by the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine (CASEM). This annual award recognizes a physician who provides outstanding service to their sport and exercise community, grass roots recreational athletes, competitive athletes, local sport organizations or promoting physical activity for all.
Dr. Menard was one of four Team Canada volunteer physicians who took place at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He also has worked at over 20 major games including the 2015 Parapan Am Games, the 2014 North American Indigenous Games, the 2013 Military World Football Cup and the 2012 Olympic Games.
Dawn Haworth the CASEM’s Executive Director, wrote a letter to Dr. Menard stating, “Your commitment to sport medicine at all levels is exceptional and you exemplify why this award was created by CASEM some years ago. Your leadership in sport medicine beginning at the community level speaks for itself and you have been an educator, a mentor, a team physician and leader and hence we feel a much deserved recipient of this award.”
Posted: Februrary 1, 2017