Pickering Speed Academy's Tony Sharpe, Xahria Santiago honoured by Athletics Canada

Former club member Andre De Grasse recognized for Olympic performance

AJAX — The Speed Academy in Pickering has been rewarded for another excellent year, dominating the annual awards given out by Athletics Canada.

Head coach Tony Sharpe, a former Olympic medallist, has been named the development coach of the year for the second time in three years, while one of his current athletes, Xahria Santiago of Ajax, has been honoured as the youth athlete of the year.

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Money raised will help the athletes

PICKERING -- The Speed Academy is holding its annual Pub Night Fundraiser on Saturday, June 18.

Again this year the fundraiser will be at Winston Shagwell's Pub and Grill in Pickering. Shagwell's is just east of Whites Road on Highway 2, directly behind Swiss Chalet.

Fundraising is critical to the success of the young athletes in the club. Funds raised go directly to supporting athletes with meet registrations, hotel accommodations and group transportation. The tickets are $25 each, which includes a complete dinner buffet.

This year Canadian Idol personality, Mr. Farley Flex is the host. There will be door prizes, raffles and a silent auction.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Tony Sharpe at 416-996-6592.