This award recognizes an Official in the sport of Ontario ski racing who has made an extraordinary contribution to their Club, Division, Province, and to the sport in general. This award was created in honour of the outstanding dedication to the sport made by Robert Shore, a former FIS TD Official.
The selection committee determines this award based on:
- The nomination process is open to certified officials at any level (Level I, II or 3) in any capacity, whether on-course, in-office, etc.
- An unwavering commitment to the official’s process as demonstrated throughout the ski season.
- A strong passion for ski racing, ski programs and the sport in general.
- An official who continually strives to learn more and do better in their work.
Paul is a gentleman and respectful of everyone.
Paul has and has had an unwavering commitment to the official’s process throughout the past 30 years as Chief of Gates at Osler Bluff Ski Club.
As above, Paul has a strong passion for ski racing, ski programs and the sport in general working on weekends as Chief of Gates and midweek races supporting gate judges and ensuring the safety of gate judges, racers and all involved to have a great race day and experience.
He has worked over the years at all levels of races-U16, Norams, Provincials.
He immediately steps up for any other roles as FInish Ref., Start Ref., or gate judging when not required in his position as Chief of Gates.
Paul is the grandfather of an up and coming racer-grandson at Osler Bluff who he and his wife Lyn (Timing Hut) have supported and watched since the age of four progress and now is U14 level.
This quiet spoken official continually strives to learn more and do better in his work by recruiting new race crew, mentoring new gate judges with passion and commitment in Ontario with alpine ski racing.