Gymnastics BC’s celebration of its annual award recipients featured an array of Tri-Cities names.
Collecting the Kate Richardson Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year award in artistic gymnastics was Omega Gymnastics’ Shallon Olsen, while clubmate Ilka Juk took home the Karen Kelsall provincial stream athlete of the year honour.
Port Coquitlam’s Haley deJong, with North Van’s Flicka Club, was presented with the Sandra Hartley national stream award.
Named the Gladys Hartley provincial stream coaches of the year were Omega’s Svetlana Lashina and Vladimir Lashin.
In trampoline gymnastics, a pair of TAG Sports Centre athletes were feted — Coquitlam’s Tamara O’Brien received the Outstanding Female athlete, while Kyle Carragher, of PoCo, scooped up the Outstanding Male award.
TAG coaches Barb and Krystal Fraser were named the national level trampoline gymnastics coaches of the year.
Receiving a prized Member of Distinction honour, for her work in using gymnastics to help children with special needs, was Coquitlam and Club Aviva’s Vivien Symington.
Symington has developed the Empowering Steps Movement Therapy program that serves about 100 children annually.
A service award for judication was presented to Corey Nonis of Coquitlam.
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