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2017 Awards & Scholarship Night

On November 4, nearly 200 members of the provincial gymnastics community gathered at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown to celebrate the individuals who have made a positive impact on our sport over the last year. 

Special guests of the evening included Rio 2016 Olympians Scott Morgan and Shallon Olsen, the latter of whom presented the women's artistic gymnastics awards.

For more photos of the event, visit our Facebook page.  

The following athletes, coaches, judges and volunteers were honoured for their contributions to the sport of gymnastics in BC:

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes the Gymnastics BC volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer contributions to gymnastics in B.C.  

Bobbi Symes

 

TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS PROVINCIAL LEVEL FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes the highest ranked provincial Level female trampoline gymnastics athlete who is training in and competing for B.C.

Hermione Loehr, KGTC & Maveric Romanuik, Shasta

 

TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS NATIONAL LEVEL FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes the highest ranked national level female trampoline gymnastics athlete who is training in and competing for B.C.

Kristina Dodd, Kamloops Gymnastics Trampoline Centre

 

TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS OUTSTANDING FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes the highest ranked espoir, junior or senior Level male trampoline gymnastics athlete who is training in and competing for B.C.

Jordyn Yendley, Okanagan Gymnastics Centre

 

TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS PROVINCIAL LEVEL MALE  ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes the highest ranked provincial Level male trampoline gymnastics athlete who is training in and competing for B.C.

Ethan Scott, Okanagan Gymnastics Centre

 

TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS NATIONAL LEVEL MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes the highest ranked national level male trampoline gymnastics athlete who is training in and competing for B.C.

Nicolas Lamond, Club Aviva

 

TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS OUTSTANDING MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes the highest ranked espoir, junior or senior Level male trampoline gymnastics athlete who is training in and competing for B.C.

Gavin Dodd, Kamloops Gymnastics Trampoline Centre

 

TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS PROVINCIAL LEVEL CLUB OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the club whose provincial level athletes have accumulated the most points throughout the season.

Wayland Sports (Maple Ridge) Ltd.

 

TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS NATIONAL LEVEL COACH OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the highest ranked coach based on the success of the club’s national level athletes throughout the season.

Shasta Trampoline Club

 

PROMOTION PLUS EMERGING GYMNASTICS LEADER OF THE YEAR

The ProMOTION Plus Emerging Gymnastics Leader of the Year is given to a female, under the age of 25, who has shown a commitment to developing gymnastics at any level and who has had a clear impact on the sport.

Lora Harter, Omega

 

JUDGING SERVICE PINS

Pins are awarded to judges in recognition of their ongoing commitment to gymnastics in B.C.

5 Years

Felicia Scheabe, Shelley McInroy, Alison Watters, Emilie Sarkissian, Tami Calkins, Andriana Schemel, Kathleen Gourlay, Karl McPherson, Kenna Sweet, Megan Ratchford, Kath Quayle, Nalini McIntosh, Denise Hayhurst, Michelle Sims and Shannon Bollefer

10 Years

Sandra Long, Vivian Hughan, Marc Boisvenu, Momona Komagata, Jade Kotzer, Todd Sader, Jeff Sutherland, Devena Steinman, Corey Nonis, Jennie Castleton, Judy Swanson, Ruth Saunders, Mike Bryde, Georgina Nerpio, Michelle Phillips and Sandra Poelzer

15 Years

Cyndi Fairbrother, Heather LePage, Jennifer Watt and Sean Eldridge

20 Years

Garry Ricks, Jennifer Dober and Karen Capel

25 Years

Twyla Ryan

30 Years

Kim Dennis

35 Years

John Carroll

 

2016-17 GYMNASTICS BC EVENT HOSTS

Thank-you to our member clubs for your hard work in hosting Gymnastics BC events in 2016-17:

 

2017 Artistic Gymnastics BC Championships

Flip City Gymnastics

2017 Trampoline Gymnastics BC Championships

Flip City Gymnastics

2017 BC Gymnaestrada

Kamloops Gymnastics Trampoline Centre

 

PLAY GYMNASTICS COACH OF THE YEAR

The PLAY Gymnastics BC Coach of the Year award recognizes coaches who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting the growth and development of recreational gymnastics in BC. The 2017 PLAY Gymnastics Coach of the year is:

Tianna Gill, Langley Gymnastics Foundation

 

PLAY GYMNASTICS CLUB OF THE YEAR

The PLAY Gymnastics BC Club Of the Year recognizes the club that has best supported the growth and development of recreational gymnastics over the past year. The 2017 PLAY Gymnastics club of the year is:

Club Aviva Recreational Ltd.

 

GYMNASTICS FOR ALL LEADER OF THE YEAR

The Gymnastics For All Leader of the Year is the coach or administrator who has worked towards the overall growth and development of recreational gymnastics in B.C. The recipient must have demonstrated volunteer commitment and made significant contributions to the development of recreational gymnastics Gymnastics BC program:

Brittany Hawkins

 

GYMNASTICS BC MEMBERS OF DISTINCTION

The Gymnastics BC Member of Distinction award recognizes individuals whose long-term commitment, contributions and/or achievements have benefited gymnastics in BC. Members of Distinction are eligible for selection as a Life Member of Gymnastics BC. Gymnastics BC welcomes the following Member of Distinction in 2017:

Norm Rowe

Katherine Campbell

 

GYMNASTICS CANADA SERVICE PINS

Gymnastics Canada presents awards to deserving members of the gymnastics community at their AGM each year. Gymnastics BC recognizes these members for their national contributions.

Bronze Pin

Crystal Gilhooly

 Anna Mataganova

 

2016-17 NATIONAL TEAM MEMBERS

Gymnastics BC recognizes the B.C. athletes who were members of the Gymnastics Canada’s national and national age group teams during the 2016-17 season.

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

Zachary Clay, Twisters

Chris Kaji, Phoenix

Drew Kanigan, KGTC

Aaron Mah, Phoenix/Berkeley

Scott Morgan, Flicka

Scott Nabata, KGTC

Darren Wong, Phoenix

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Lucia Jakab, OGC

Haley de Jong, Flicka

Shallon Olsen, Omega

Trampoline Gymnastics

Kyle Carragher, Shasta

Joey Humberstone, Flip City

Tamara O’Brien, Shasta

Emily Schmidt, KGTC

Trevor Stirling, OGC

 

VOLUNTEER TEAM OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to the team of volunteers who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer contributions to gymnastics in B.C.

KGTC Gymnaestrada Organizing Committee

 

RICHARD IKEDA NATIONAL LEVEL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes the highest ranked National Level male gymnast who trains and competes for B.C. Richard Ikeda, one of Canada’s best-ever male gymnasts, attended the 1996 Olympic Games and won the senior men’s Canadian Championships three times. In 2003, he helped Canada to a ninth place finish at the World Championships. Ikeda competed in 20 Canadian Championships during his athletic career.

Cohen Kiers, Twisters

 

BILL MACKIE HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to the highest ranked high performance male gymnast who trains in and competes for B.C. The award is named in honour of Dr. Bill Mackie who was a member of Canada’s national team and won the senior men’s title in 1972. His career included the 1967 Pan American Games, two world championships and qualification for the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games.

Evan Fedder, Phoenix

 

OWEN WALSTROM OUTSTANDING MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes the highest ranked junior or senior male athlete who trains in and competes for B.C.; it is named in honour of Owen Walstrom, who spent many years representing Team Canada including the 1977, 1978 and 1979 World Championships. Walstrom was also named to the 1980 Canadian Olympic team.

Darren Wong, Phoenix

 

STAN WILKES PROVINCIAL LEVEL COACH OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to the highest ranked men’s artistic coach based on the success of his or her club’s provincial level athletes (levels 1-5) throughout the season. Stan Wilkes was a leader in the B.C. men’s artistic gymnastics program among athletes at the provincial and national levels. He also helped to shape B.C.’s men’s artistic gymnastics system and its committee organization.

Mitsugu Ikeda, Jonathan Osers, Yosuke Nitta, Twisters

 

JOHN TUTTE NATIONAL LEVEL COACH OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to the highest ranked men’s artistic coach based on the success of the club’s national level athletes (open, high performance) throughout the season.  John Tutte was a founding member and coach of the North Star Gymnastics Club in Surrey prior to the amalgamation into one club - Surrey Gymnastic Society. He represented Canada internationally as a FIG judge.

Alexander Pozdniakov and Michael Sergeant, Phoenix

 

KAREN KELSALL PROVINCIAL STREAM ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the highest ranked Provincial Level 5 or Canadian Pre-Novice female gymnast who trains in and competes for B.C. The award is named in honour of Karen Kelsall (Flicka), who was the youngest competitor at the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976. In 1978, she helped Canada win gold at the Pan American Games.

Olivia Hood, Phoenix

 

SANDRA HARTLEY NATIONAL STREAM ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the highest ranked National, High Performance Novice or National Open gymnast who trains in and competes for B.C. The award was donated by Sandra Hartley, five-time B.C. Senior Women’s champion between 1965 and 1970. She also represented Canada at the 1968 Olympic Games, won the 1968 Canadian Senior Women’s Championships and won silver at the 1967 Pan American Games.

Jessie Moody, Phoenix

 

KATE RICHARDSON OUTSTANDING FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes the highest ranked High Performance Junior or Senior female athlete who trains in and competes for B.C.; it is named in honour of Kate Richardson’s outstanding career, which included two Olympic Games and two World Championships. In 2002, Richardson won the All-Around title at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Shallon Olsen, Omega

 

GLADYS HARTLEY PROVINCIAL COACHES OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the highest ranked women’s artistic coaches based on the success of their club’s provincial level athletes (Levels 2-5 and Pre-Novice) throughout the season. As the head coach of Flicka Gymnastics, and as a judge, choreographer and interpreter of world and Olympic compulsory routines, Gladys Hartley advanced her athletes to national and international prominence at Pan American, World and Olympic levels from 1963 to 1978.

Doug Odin, Siovhan Williamson, Angie Walker, Janice Fowler, Crystal Gilhooly, Igor Chirkov, Phoenix

 

THE SEV HEIBERG NATIONAL STREAM COACH OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the highest ranked women’s artistic coach based on the success of his or her club’s national level athletes throughout the season. This award is named in honour of Sev Heiberg, a founding father of gymnastics in B.C. Heiberg founded Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics and was a member of the group that developed the first Gymnastics BC constitution.

Doug Odin, Siovhan Williamson, Angie Walker, Janice Fowler, Crystal Gilhooly, Igor Chirkov, Phoenix

 

GYMNASTICS BC SCHOLARSHIPS

The Gymnastics BC scholarship program provides financial assistance to members in pursuit of post-secondary education. This year, four $500 scholarships are presented to:

Ella Keelan, Glacier Gymnastics

Brooke Murray, Okanagan Gymnastics

Rachel Rubin-Sarganis, Phoenix

Trevor Stirling, Okanagan Gymnastics

 

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