Alwyn Morris

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Alwyn Morris
Personal information
Born (1957-11-22) November 22, 1957 (age 58)
Kahnawake, Quebec
Country  Canada
Sport Canoe racing

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.

Morris also won two medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver (K-2 1000 m: 1982) and a bronze (K-2 500 m: 1983).

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.[1]