An extremely dedicated volunteer for some 20 years…
In any given year, the Canada Day Committee seeks to recognize individuals who contribute to community life in our region by bestowing upon them the title of honorary president for our festivities. 2023 is no exception, as the committee is proud to announce that this year’s honorary president is current and outgoing Deux-Montagnes Softball Association (DMSA) president, Trevor Horwood.
Born in Montreal in 1970, Trevor’s family moved to the region in the late 70s, flip-flopping between Deux-Montagnes and Saint-Eustache, while spending weekends at his grandparents’ place in Val-David. In the mid 90s, Trevor began dating a childhood friend, Gina Marricco, marrying the love of his life in 1998. They bought their first house in Saint-Eustache in 1999, followed 10 days later by the birth of their first son, Evan. Their two other boys came along, Corey in 2001 and Adam in 2006. With Evan having recently left the coop for western Canada, the remaining family continues to live in Saint-Eustache to this day.
Trevor’s adventure with Deux-Montagnes softball came somewhat late. He began playing recreationally in the late 1990s. With Evan at T-Ball age, Trevor stepped up as a coach in the DMSA and has never looked back. 20 years later, Trevor is now in his final year with the DMSA, having been a coach or a supervisor for all his kids.
Since 2010, Trevor has also served the organization as an executive, first as Vice-President, Junior Leagues, ensuring the growth and stability for boys and girls softball, a unique recreational offering for the region. In 2018, Trevor ascended to the role of President of the entire organization (Juniors and Adults), a position which he will relinquish at this fall’s annual general meeting. Trevor and his family have basically been a mainstay at Olympia Park for 20 years. As Trevor leaves the organization this fall for new challenges, the DMSA is on solid footing – 52 teams, including 16 kids teams. He can be proud of what he has accomplished over his 20 years with the DMSA.
Besides softball, throughout all that time, Trevor and Gina remained active parents, driving the kids to hockey or baseball all across the province. Trevor has coached hockey as well and is certainly at Gina’s side, supporting her “Team Sugar Rush” fundraising activities for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Any interaction with Trevor will reveal instantly the type of person you are dealing with – hard-working, devoted, humble, family-oriented, kind. Having dedicated most of his volunteerism in Deux-Montagnes, the children and parents of this city and the surrounding region have all benefitted from his passion for providing a summer pastime for our youth. Trevor is a role model for others, and his shoes will be hard to fill in the DMSA. What is next for Trevor is not clear, though you may see hints of his future at Central Park, as he and former honorary president, Troy Ewenson, will be running the first annual Canada Day cornhole (beanbags) tournament.
Congratulations Trevor on your outstanding contribution to community life and we look forward to seeing what is next!