- 1985 Ivan Velan Award Recipient
(from Racquetball Canada Archives. Source: Canadian Racquetball, vol. 2, no. 5, 1985)
The 1984-85 Ivan Velan Award for for outstanding contribution to Canadian racquetball has been awarded to Dr. Gary Ness, Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
The announcement was made by CRA President Dan Stone during the Awards Banquet at the National’s. Stone cited Gary’s tremendous contribution to the success of the Coaching Certification Program as the main factor in his selection. Dr. Ness wrote and conducted the pilot courses for the Coach and Course Conductor Manuals for Level One and Two in the Coaching Certification Program.