The Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership Award is presented annually to ‘an athlete who exemplifies the true meaning of team spirit and sportsmanship by serving as a leader and role model for others’.

Most Recent Awards:

2016 Award–Jonah Steinberg (Foothills Nordic Ski Club)

2015 Award –Sammy Eisenberg (Maccabi Canada Basketball)

2014 Award –Ayden Gelfand (Henry Wise Wood High School Football)

2013 Award — Jordan Balaban (Maccabi Canada Basketball)

A plaque recognizing annual recipients is displayed proudly at the Calgary Jewish Centre.  The honouree receives a personal achievement plaque and an honorarium.The annual award is managed by the Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary through a memorial endowment fund created by Norman’s parents, Maxine and Dr. Edward Silver. For more information or to submit a nomination please contact the Foundation Manager, Wendy Kennelly, at or 403.640.2273.

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