Local volunteers were able to start the new year off on the right foot as they received recognition for their efforts in organizing and hosting the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Ursula Larsson received the Volunteer of the Year award from Rowing Canada in Toronto.
"She was amazing. She delegated well, but it was quite apparent she did a hell of a lot of the work," said organizer Al Morrow. "She created this great committee within the club, particularly, of people who worked very hard for her. I think that was probably her greatest attribute. She had this unique way of getting people to work for her, and it created this amazing reghatta.”
The nomination for club of the year came from the Manitoba Rowing Association, following the Summer Games in the summer of 2017.
Local CrossFitters also received recognition for their hard work. Over 25 athletes represented Kenora at FrostFit 2018 in Winnipeg as three teams of women, four teams of men and three individuals made it to the semifinals.
Troy Barnard and Kurt Casey finished in second place for the men’s novice division, Brendan McDonald finished third in the men’s individual division, and Carmen Petrick took third in the women’s individual division.
The Kenora Aerialettes also saw residents placing high at the pre-provincial level. Julia Bender competed in the pre-provincial level leaving with a second place in bars, first place on beam and finishing with a first place all around.
Ashley Vogrig, Elizabeth Spivey-Gittens, Caelyn Taylor and Alessia Jackson competed in the advanced level with Caelyn bringing home a third place finish on bars, Elizabeth tying for first place on vault, and Ashley placing third on floor.
Chloe Frenette competed at the intermediate level with second place on all four apparatus and a second place finish all around. We also had Jerica Williams, Madison McClain, Lily Pecore and Leah Unrau competing in their first sanctioned meet at the intermediate level. Lily placing third on bars and Leah coming home with a third place finish on vault.
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Larsson, KRC recognized
Barnard, Casey place at FrostFit
Aerialettes win medals