Gymnastics Canada Honours 2016-2017 Award Winners
OTTAWA, ON (April 28, 2017) – Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce and congratulate the following award winners for the 2016-2017 year. These individuals have dedicated their time and efforts for many years to further develop and grow the sport of gymnastics from the community-level through to international competition.
“The success of the sport of gymnastics in Canada depends on the incredible contributions and exceptional dedication shown by all of our members. Our congratulations to this year’s award winners and nominees who exemplify this dedication with the countless hours they have given to the sport to further its growth – it’s greatly appreciated,” said Peter Nicol, President/CEO of Gymnastics Canada.
LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARD
The Life Membership Award honours and recognizes individuals who have provided long-time service to Gymnastics Canada.
Greg Jackson – Toronto, ON
ED BROUGHAM CLUB AWARDS
The Ed Brougham Club Awards are presented to Canadian gymnastic clubs that have demonstrated exceptional services and have provided outstanding contributions to the development and promotion of the sport of gymnastics at the national and provincial/territorial level.
Category 1 (International focus): Gymnastics Mississauga – Mississauga, ON
Category 2 (National focus): Unigym – Gatineau, QC
Category 3 (Recreational focus): North Peace Gymnastics – Fort St. John, BC
DR. GENE SUTTON MEMORIAL AWARD
The Dr. Gene Sutton Memorial Award is presented to a volunteer for long-time exceptional event/competition management leadership to Gymnastics Canada.
Evelyn Koop – Markham, ON
These awards will be presented at Gymnastics Canada’s annual awards gala at the Marriott Ottawa on Friday, June 23rd at 7pm ET.
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First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. Gymnastics Canada works closely with the twelve Provincial Federations and the 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development, to coaching and judging education, Gymnastics Canada sets the operating standards and practices for the sport in Canada. Our mandate is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experience through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit www.gymcan.org for more information, or follow us @CDNgymnastics.
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