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

Date: 18 Nov 2010 09:53:46 +0100
From: C Q <fixieman@xxxxxxxxx>


Thank You Nadir


On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:16 PM, <scunyun@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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