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

Date: 17 Nov 2010 12:57:12 +0100
From: bartczak stephanie <beastiebarzou@xxxxxxxxxxx>



Congratulations Nadir....
> From: sinya@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 08:35:46 +0100
> To: messengers@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [messengers] Nadir Olivet awarded the Markus Cook Memorial Award for service to the international messenger community
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> congrat
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> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 4:03 AM, Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> > Nadir Olivet awarded the Markus Cook Memorial Award for service to the
> > international messenger community
> >
> > Toronto, Canada – November 16, 2010
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > More on the Markus Cook Award
> >
> > 2010 Nominations: Papillon nominated for Marcus Cook Award
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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