GYMNASTICS CANADA HONOURS 2015-2016 AWARD WINNERS
OTTAWA, ON (June 13, 2016) – Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce and congratulate the following award winners for the 2015-2016 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.
“Our congratulations to all of the award winners and nominees. The incredible contributions and exceptional dedication by all of our members is essential for the development of the sport of gymnastics in Canada and their dedication is 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.
- Marta Selmeczi - St. Catherines, ON
- Keiji Yamanaka - Halifax, NS
- Eugene Galperin – Thornhill, 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): Panthers Gymnastic Club - Winnipeg, MB
- Category 2 (National focus): Taiso Gymnastics – Lower Sackville, NS
- Category 3 (Recreational focus): Rose City Gymnastics - Windsor, ON
BEVERLY MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD
The Beverly Miller Memorial Award is presented to an individual staff member of Gymnastics Canada or a provincial/territorial gymnastics organization (member of GCG) for long-time exceptional administrative excellence and leadership.
- Elisabeth Bureaud - Gloucester, ON
- Lori Lahnert - Calgary, AB
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.
- Kellie Hinnells - Ottawa, ON
FAY WEILER PROGRAM SERVICE AWARD
This Award is presented to an individual in recognition for their exceptional dedication and outstanding contributions to the women’s artistic gymnastics program.
- Stu Cram, Regina, SK
EVELYN KOOP PROGRAM SERVICE AWARD
This Award is presented to an individual in recognition for their exceptional dedication and outstanding contributions to the rhythmic gymnastics program.
- Cathy Haines – Carp, ON
These awards will be presented at Gymnastics Canada’s annual awards gala at the Marriott Ottawa on Friday, June 17th at 7pm ET.
ABOUT GYMNASTICS CANADA
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.