London Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction

Celebrating sports and creating opportunities for children and youth to reach beyond disability.

SPECTRA Nominees

2017 SPECTRA Award

Each graduating year two exceptional student athletes from the London and Middlesex area are recognized with the Spectra Award.

Each $1000 bursary is given by CTV in memory of an outstanding individual named Alex Kelman.

Alex was a long-time London TV sportscaster a founding member of the Sports Celebrity Dinner and a strong supporter of student participation.

Alex passed away Dec. 31, 1982. Spectra stands for Sportsmanship, Participation, Excellence, Character, Teamwork, Respect and Achievement.

These are qualities considered in selecting the award winners - all qualities for which Alex Kelman is remembered.

Sponsored by CTV.

2017 Male SPECTRA Award Winner - Ruach Padhal (John Paul II Catholic Secondary School)

2017 Female SPECTRA Award Winner - Sarah Donovan (A.B. Lucas Secondary School)

The 2017 Nominees were:

Click on the school link to learn more about each school’s nominee.


Male Nominee

Female Nominee


Liam Tremblay

Taylor Flynn


Matthew Van Oirschot

Laura Parkinson


Andy Liu

Brittney Sestric

Clarke Road

Lucas Cordeiro

Catherine Beech


Matthew Thirlwall

Mackenzee Gould

H.B. Beal

Jamal Williams

Kendra Squire

Holy Cross

Connor Dalton

Paige Boere

John Paul II

Ruach Padhal

Daryn Hogan

Lord Dorchester

Ben Graham

Megan Dunn


Ryan More

Sarah Donovan


Jackson Christensen

Shauna Hatton


Jack Woodall

Destiny Stutt

Mother Theresa

Daniel Oshana

McKenna Deering

North Middlesex

Frank Hoogebrugge

Holly Gregory


Shreyas Shah

Corina Simpson

Regina Mundi

Matthew Sa

Sara Teasdale

Saint Andre Bessette

Patrick Melo

Cassandra Beattie


Spencer Mills

Leslie Kelley


Kyle Farquharson

Jill Kettlewell

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Bradley Coulthard

Mikyla Reesor


Robert Panabaker

Elaine Pityn


Gradon Fuller

Rachel Drouillard


Cam Harrison Nadeen Elshawish