The Norman Silver Sports Leadership Awards Fund celebrates the achievements of athletes who exemplify the true meaning of team spirit and sportsmanship by serving as a leader and role model for others. A plaque recognizing annual recipients is displayed proudly at the Calgary Jewish Centre.


Most Recent Awards:

2018 Cathy Cole (Calgary Rocky Mountain Chai Catchball Team)

2017 – Zach Chulsky ( S.W. Bulldogs)

2016 — Jonah Steinberg (Nordic Ski Club)

2015 – Samuel Eisenberg (Maccabi Canada Basketball)

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

2013  – Jordan Balaban (Maccabi Canada Basketball)


Chetner Essay deadline coming up May 18th


Does International recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital help the prospects for peace in the Middle East?

Participants are expected to present an arguable opinion on this topic. The goal is to convince the reader that one’s opinion is valid and worth pursuing.  Ideas need to be carefully examined and arguments fully developed in logical sequence. Essays will be assessed by different judges based on the following criteria: Use of Language and Focus;  Utilization of Facts and Historical Events; Argument Development; Overall  Persuasiveness.

First Prize is $2,700 – Second Prize is $1,800 – Third Prize is $900

Download Contest Details Here’s 2018 Application & Guidelines


2018 Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership Award Nominations

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life”

Muhammad Ali –

Do you know an athlete in a team sport who inspires others? Someone who motivates others through hard work and a positive attitude? Nominations for the 2018 Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership award are now being accepted until Friday, June 8, 2018. The recipient will be presented with a personal achievement plaque, a $100 honorarium and recognition on an award plaque displayed at the Calgary JCC.

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, in 1997.  The Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership Award is to be presented to ‘an athlete who exemplifies the true meaning of team spirit and sportsmanship by serving as a leader and role model for others’.

Nominate someone you know by sending a letter or e-mail to the Foundation office. Provide information about the athlete you are nominating, and why you feel they deserve this recognition.

E-mail:           mail@jcfc.ca             Website:       www.jcfc.ca

Address:        Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary

1607 – 90 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2V 4V7   (403) 640 . 2273

Attention: Brenda Sapoznikow

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