Adam Sinagra, the winning quarterback in the Vanier Cup Canadian university football championship game recently, was honoured in Chateauguay, his hometown where he was first smitten by his favourite sport.
The athlete who played and studied at the University of Calgary, passed through his native Chateauguay at the beginning of January. The Boulevard Bar & Grill restaurant in Chateauguay had organized an event in his honour on January 9. For bar co-owner Michael Ghorayeb, it was important to mark the exploit of the former Chateauguay resident and ex-Chateauguay Raiders field general who won the Vanier Cup and was named player-of-the-game.
‘’Every achievement or hero deserves to be recognized,’’ Ghorayeb remarked. (…) This event was a way for the Boulevard to contribute to this community spirit that we take to heart.’’
On this occasion, Sinagra presented to the restaurant one of his team sweaters with the logo of the Calgary Dinos with whom he won the Canadian championship. The jersey will from now on be on exhibit in the establishment. The athlete was touched that an evening in his honour was held in his birthplace.
Federal MP Brenda Shanahan and municipal councillor Mike Gendron, acting as pro-Mayor, addressed a few words to congratulate Sinagra for his accomplishment.
The City of Chateauguay also benefited from Sinagra’s return to the municipality to invite him to sign its Golden Book.
A CFL hopeful
The quarterback has two goals for 2020 : to finish his university studies and to be drafted into the ranks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Moreover, he will participate in the CFL’s evaluation camp in Toronto in March. Sinagra currently holds down 14th place in the standings of the 20 top aspirants in the league’s national draft.
(Translation Dan Rosenburg)