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Gymnastics season wraps up with display, club awards



On behalf of the Whistler Gymnastics Club, I would like to thank the parents, athletes, coaches and volunteers that were involved in another successful season.

We wrapped up the year with our third annual Dancing on the Ceiling show, giving our gymnasts a chance to show their parents what they’ve learned. All of the club athletes participated, and there were special performances by the Mountain Mama’s sport aerobic team, the Storm Dance troop, and a display by Whistler’s own Rikka Tindle, a bronze medal winner at the nationals with the B.C. team. A group of parents also put on a routine of their own.

The athletes who really stood out in each program over the past year were also given special awards, which were decided by the coaches.

Most Improved Awards:

High Flyers – Lexi Thind

Classics – Desirae Smith

Acronauts – Jessica Braidwood

Springers – Maia Robinson

Rebounders – Tamara Kinney

Pre-competitive – Mackenize Patterson

Kids In Progress – Sonja D’Artois

Zone – Michaela D’Artois

Hardest Worker Awards:

High Flyers – Kate Benjamin

Classics – Alexandra Arcalean

Acro – Drew Weddell

Springers – Jamie Vedark

Pre-comp. – Natasha Dudley

KIP – Annik Tetrault and Riley McSkimming

Zone – Abby Cameron

Outstanding Leader Awards:

High Flyers – coach in training Ben Podborski

Classics – Frannie Grenon

Acro – Harrison Shrimpton

Springers – Jasmin Budge

Rebounders – Carly DePatie

Pre-comp. – Shannon MacDonald

KIP – Hillary Carrell

Zone – Julia Murray

The team trophies and awards won at the zone and provincial level are currently on display at Myrtle Philip.

Two more special awards were presented at the Dancing on the Ceiling evening. The "Hodie Award" for the volunteer of the year went to Sandra Cameron who both co-ordinated volunteers and donated her own time to the club.

Sheila Mozes was also recognized for being the driving force behind the club. The board of directors want to thank her for everything she has done in the past few years to make the club as successful as it is. She will be stepping down from her position as program director, but will remain on the board as the assistant registrar.

While the club’s regular season is over, summer camps will be starting on July 30. The club is also registering kids for fall gymnastics programs. To sign up for the summer camps or fall sessions, contact Tami Ross at 932-0969.