Anne MacDonald, was presented with the Province of Ontario Special Achievement Award for Distinguished Contribution to Amateur Sport and Fitness in 1994. She also received the O.F.S.A.A. (Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations) Pete Beach Award in 1990 for her leadership and contributions to school sport.
These two awards recognized her more than 25 years as a teacher-coach as well as many I.A.G.B. (Interscholastic Association of the Gold Belt) championships that she convened. Her leadership roles on the Executive of the IAGB for many years included positions of President and Secretary-Treasurer. For approximately two decades, she was a member of the Board of Directors of O.F.S.A.A. including chairing various committees. In 1994, she became the first female President of O.F.S.A.A., the organization that oversees all Ontario provincial sport championships.
Anne has been active in the community with the McIntyre Curling Club and Hollinger Golf Club in various committee roles on local, provincial and national events hosted here. She is also a founding member of Kidsport. She was honoured as an Olympic Torch Bearer in 2010. She continues to
support student athletes and coaches and can often be found visiting local school gymnasiums to watch high school sports, including O’Gorman High, whose gymnasium bears her name.