The Blitz’s 2019 summer season ended with a bang as over 475 players, coaches, and family members attended their year end Gala. The day began at 11h30 with lunch consisting of Subway, Pizza Pizza, and veggie platters from the local IGA. Once everyone had eaten, the awards ceremony began. Each team’s Coach was invited on stage and given an opportunity to say a few words about the season and present their players with beautiful participation trophies. The Coaches then presented 3 special awards to deserving players.

With a total of 10 teams, and each team having an average of 15 players, there were a lot of trophies to present. To keep things interesting, door prizes were drawn throughout the event. The prizes included soccer balls and Montreal Impact swag. Event organizer Tony Capozzi was beaming when talking about the drawing. “We were able to purchase many door prizes and the Montreal Impact were also very generous,” said Capozzi. “You could feel the excitement in the air from the players with each draw.”

When asked about the event in general, Capozzi was generous in his praise. “Ile Bizard soccer is growing on the field. That growth spreads to every event we organize. One of the reasons that we’re growing is the strength of our volunteers,” he said. “You can’t organize a non profit event like this without help, and in Ile Bizard, our volunteers have such a positive attitude, and it’s contagious.”