2018 Builders Award

This award recognizes significant contributions in the establishment of a sport from its infancy
 to the mature state within the community; would have been the individual to keep a sport alive in the community and have a  long-term service on sport committees and executive positions either at the local, provincial or national levels.

Wayne Melanson


Wayne Melanson is being recognized in this category after his work as a coach, manager and executive in lacrosse.

He was a driving force behind the multiple championship winning Point Edward Pacers, who over one seven-year period posted a 120-25 won-lost record.

In 1978, with Melanson as manager, the Pacers won the Founders Cup in Montreal.

Three years later, with Melanson coaching, the club won the title again.
Two Canadian championships followed in 1983 and 1984.

He was also nominated for the Sertoma Sportsman of the Year Award in the mid-1980s.

As well as being a great manager and coach, Melanson was a successful lacrosse player in his own right, starring with the Sarnia Beavers as a Senior 'B' player.


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