By LYNNE BERMEL, OTTAWA SUN
Ian Mortimer and Kristina Groves were named male and female athletes of the year.
Mortimer, a longtime member of the Rideau Canoe Club, had a solid year in 2009. He narrowly missed the medals at the 2009 world canoe-kayak championship and captained the juvenile women’s war canoe to two golds at the Canadian championships.
“Mike (Scott, a member of the organizing committee and builder of the Rideau Canoe Club) called me a few weeks ago and told me to make sure to be at the dinner,” said Mortimer, whose brother Angus shared the award last year with Rhys Hill. “But Mike didn’t say why. This is something.”
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