November 22, 1957 |
Alwyn Morris, CM (born November 22, 1957) is a Canadian sprint kayaker who competed in the 1980s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won two medals at Los Angeles in 1984 with a gold in the K-2 1000 m and a bronze in the K-2 500 m events.
A member of the Mohawk nation in Kahnawake, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1985. He was the first co-recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, now the Indspire Awards, in the sports category in 1996. In an April 2009 interview, Morris indicated that he was awarded the Order of Canada for "... work with Aboriginal youth in the field of Alcohol and Drug abuse" and that he was senior advisor to the Chief and Council of the Kahnawake Mohawks for twelve years.
Morris was honored in 2009, bearing the 2010 Olympic torch through the Kahnawake Territory.
- Alwyn Morris at The Canadian Encyclopedia
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936-2007.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936-2007.
- Sports-reference.com profile
- CBC News: Olympic Torch Cheered in Mohawk Community