VANCOUVER — Randy Chevrier is the recipient of this year’s Tom Pate Memorial Award, given to a player who displays qualities that distinguish him from their peers.
Chevrier displayed outstanding sportsmanship on the field this season while making significant contributions to the Stampeders, the City of Calgary and across Alberta.
“I do believe that it’s a privilege to play professional sports. The platform we have with young and old alike can’t be matched,” said Chevrier.
“Anything we do, I realize the platform we have. I hope to convey that to the younger guys we have, to realize that it’s more than just football.”
In addition to serving on the Canadian Cancer Society board, he has acted as a spokesperson for numerous charities and events. He has started a number of community-based initiatives, including a weekly hospital visits program, an Anti-Bullying campaign, and a “Tickled Pink” event which annually raises thousands of dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Chevrier is also a substitute teacher, a high school and youth football coach, and a minor hockey coach.
Kyries Hebert, Brian Bratton, and Kevin Glenn are the last three players to have earned the Tom Pate award, handed out annually.