Re: [messengers] Nadir Olivet awarded the Markus Cook Memorial Award for service to the international messenger community

Date: 17 Nov 2010 06:54:46 +0100
From: stefan vis <fishmeisterasd@xxxxxxxxx>


well deserved nadir!



2010/11/17 Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>

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> Nadir Olivet awarded the Markus Cook Memorial Award for service to the
> international messenger community
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> Toronto, Canada – November 16, 2010
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> The International Federation of Bike Messenger Associations (IFBMA) is
> pleased to announce that Toronto’s Nadir Olivet has been awarded the 2010
> “Markus Cook Memorial Award” (MCA) for Services to the International
> Messenger Community. The IFBMA has awarded the Markus Cook Award (MCA) since
> 1998 to the person who has inspired and empowered the wider messenger
> community, and who put all messengers before themselves.
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> Nadir received a surprise presentation of the award on November 16, 2010 at
> Toby’s Famous Eatery, 411 College St, Toronto, ON at 9:30pm. Nadir Olivet is
> the fourth Toronto messenger to win the award in its thirteen year history.
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> Nadir has been throwing races, raising money and inspiring messengers for
> more than ten years.  He is a limitless visionary. He dreams big and he
> brings those dreams to reality. He has organized the Global Warming Alleycat
> simultaneously in cities such as Mexico City, Berlin, San Francisco, New
> York and Toronto. His “Look Ma No Brakes” alleycat brought the largest cash
> prize to messenger racing. And his Grand Premio of Guatemala introduced
> messengers to the possibility of competing in every part of the world while
> contributing to the local community.
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> For yeas Nadir has opened his house, his wallet and his mind for the
> benefit of others the world over. As the owner of La Carrera Cycles in
> Toronto, he has sponsored and helped messengers make the adjustment from
> alleycat racing to professional racing including the Olympic Games.
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> Nadir is the most nominated person for the Markus Cook Award, receiving a
> nomination virtually every year with his nominations coming from all over
> the world. However 2010 is the most appropriate year for Nadir to receive
> this award. This year he kept a promise to the people of Guatemala and
> brought the Cycle Messenger World Championships (CMWC) to the town of
> Panajachel.
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> Tropical Storm Hermine brought heavy rains, mud slides and closed roads to
> Panajachel. Nadir brought bike messengers, inspiration and determination. He
> led messengers to collect and distribute a large quantity of supplies to
> benefit the victims of the tropical storm. When the figure-eight track and
> the polo court were washed out his crew rebuilt them in record time ensuring
> the Championships’ success. CMWC Panajachel reinvented the CMWC bringing
> immense pride to the international messenger community. Nadir integrated the
> Championships with the local community, changing the lives of both the
> locals and the messengers. Panajachel responded to the efforts by opening
> their arms to the international messengers and presenting Nadir with the key
> to the city.
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> The 2010 CMWC was an incredible accomplishment truly deserving of this
> award but Nadir earned it long before 2010. The international messenger
> community is pleased to present Nadir with this award but we are much more
> pleased to have him as a role model and inspiration to the world.
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> More on the Markus Cook Award
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> 2010 Nominations: Papillon nominated for Marcus Cook Award
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> More on the CMWC 2010 in Guatemala:
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> The show goes on: Guatemalan landslides challenge Cycle Messenger World
> Championships organizers
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> Landslides and bike messengers
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