Special Guest

Special Guest 2023

We are proud to announce that, for our 69th annual LIT, our Special Guest is Marcel Dubord!

Marcel’s involvement in the local basketball community began in the late 1960’s as a player, coach, and referee while he attended O’Neill high school. His 39 year involvement in the Regina Community Basketball Association (RCBA) began in 1971, where he served as a coach, referee, zone coordinator, assignor, and vice president. Marcel began his teaching career with Regina Catholic Schools in 1978. For his 30 years spent as an educator, he coached football, volleyball, track & field, and basketball. From his retirement in 2008 up until this year, Marcel continued to coach basketball. In the late 1990’s, he coached two of the first boys club teams in Regina and served as a Team Sask midget coach. He then received a Saskatchewan Sport Volunteer Award for basketball in 1997. From 1995 to 1999 while he coached the O’Neill junior girls, the team played in five city championships. He coached the Miller junior girls team in the 2004, 2015, and 2022 city championships. He was part of the coaching staff of an O’Neill Titan team that played in the LIT final in 2000. In 2006, he was awarded the SHSAA Male Outstanding Coach’s Award, followed by a Regina Community Basketball Association Distinguished Service Award in 2006, the Fred Frohlick Spirit of the Game Award in 2013, the Award of Merit from the RHSAA in Recognition of Distinguished Coaching in 2014, the Wilma Downing Award for 20 years of coaching high school athletics in 2016, and the Hometown Hero Award presented by Coop and CTV in 2022.