Congratulations Anna Pryce and Xavier McKeever on being recognized with the Sofie Manarin award. The Sofie Manarin Award is given to the top female and top male Juvenile athletes from the Canadian Cross Country Ski National Championships. This is the first time the award has been given to two members of the same club in a single season.
The Sofie Manarin Award was established in 2004 in memory of Sofie Manarin, a member of the 2000-2001 Junior National Ski Team. Manarin passed away as a result of a traffic accident in 2001 in Sudbury while training for the upcoming season. As a member of the Laurentian Nordic Ski Club, Sofie had won 13 Junior Championship medals in her short career and was the top North American women at the 2001 World Junior Championships at the age of 16, just prior to her training accident.
Check out this link to see previous winners of the Award.