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Hannah Sunley-Paisley

Hannah Sunley-Paisley played on the uOttawa women’s basketball team from 2007 to 2012. Her many accomplishments, including recognition as an all-star three times, led to her induction into the Gee-Gees Hall of Fame in 2014. She was named Nan Copp U SPORTS player of the year during her fifth season with the Gee-Gees and she also led her team to the OUA championship and a bronze medal at national championship. After playing a season in Germany, Sunley-Paisley returned home to Canada and decided to quit professional basketball altogether. Three years later, in 2016, Sunley-Paisley realized her mistake and signed with a team in Paris.

On top of being an athlete, Sunley-Paisley is also an author. In 2018, she published her first novel, Magic Required, which she hopes to extend into a series of fantasy novels. The second novel will be published in a few weeks.

 


Marcel Bellefeuille

Marcel Bellefeuille has always had a love and passion for football. Born in Ottawa, Bellefeuille played football during his time at Ridgemont High School and soon became both a running back and a defensive back for the uOttawa Gee-Gees. In 1995, he began coaching for the Gee-Gees and helped win the program’s second Vanier Cup championship, in 2000.

He then spent the next 16 years coaching in the Canadian Football League, working with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Montreal Alouettes, Hamilton Tiger-Cats,  Winnipeg Blue Bombers and BC Lions, as well as with the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks. During his time as head coach of the Tiger-Cats, Bellefeuille’s teams made the playoffs every season, including competing in the Eastern Final in 2011. In 2020, Bellefeuille returned home  as head coach of the uOttawa Gee-Gees.

 

 

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