Tags: Gymnastics BC, Junior Female Athlete of the Year, Nicky Carroll, Shallon Olsen, Sport BC
Shallon Olsen was named the 2012 Sport BC Junior Female Athlete of the Year at last night’s awards ceremony and gala. The annual awards event recognizes B.C.’s best amateur athletes, coaches, and officials for outstanding performances in their sport over the 2012 season.
Olsen was the 2012 Canadian Junior Champion and 2012 Elite Canada Junior Champion. She won medals internationally and continues to impress on all apparatus, especially vault. She recently won the 2013 Elite Canada and is currently in Montreal representing Canada at the Gymnix international event.
Joining Olsen as finalists in the Junior Female Athlete of the Year category were Julia Ransom (Kelowna, Biathlon) and Haley Stradling (Langley, Equestrian).
Previous Gymnastics BC’s recipients of this award are Sarah Charles (2004), Anita Botnen (1982) and Karen Kelsall (1977).
Also honoured during the event was Nicky Carroll as the gymnastics recipient of the Sport BC President’s Award for her service to gymnastics.
Tags: Community Sport Hero, Gymnastics BC, Richmond, Shirley Bakaway, Sport BC
Gymnastics BC Life Member Shirley Bakaway is one of eight individuals from Richmond to be honoured for their contributions to sport. Sport BC will honour these dedicated sport leaders on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Community Sport Hero Awards presented by Teck. Bakaway was selected for her 30+ years work in Richmond as a judge, volunteer and advocate.
Among her legacies are the strong gymnastics programs in Richmond and as one of the friendliest judges in B.C. To this day, numerous athletes tell stories of how a smile from Shirley encouraged them to perform or consoled them after a fall. Although she has retired from active judging, she continues to volunteer to assist with the judging program.
Her event management experience has been invaluable in the organization of local, provincial, national and international events. Shirley rarely misses an event as her busy schedule will permit and remains the face of gymnastics in Richmond!
The public award ceremony, hosted by Olympian Alexa Loo and Paralympian Trevor Hirschfield, will be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval at 6:00 pm and is open to members of the public.
The other individuals who have been selected by their peers to receive the 2013 Community Sport Hero Awards in Richmond:
• Les Brown, Basketball
• Jim Lamond, Richmond Sports Council
• Tony Shaw, Table Tennis
• Trish Nicholson, Wheelchair Sports
• Bob Jackson, Richmond Sports Council
• Gayle Guest, Multi-Sports
• Roy Gardiner, Basketball
Tags: broadcast centre, female athlete of the year, Gymnastics BC, Shallon Olsen, show, viaSport
The inaugural show introduces you to the phenomenal list of BC Athlete of the Year finalists and takes a closer glimpse at their lives in sport. Among these finalists is Shallon Olsen (Omega) who is a finalist in the Junior Female Athlete of the Year category.
This new online broadcast centre for sport will continue to bring you a cross section of diverse coverage throughout the coming year: provincial, national and international championships and events, more athlete profiles and stories from our field of play. It will be a new era of sport coverage, education and entertainment and we’re excited to have you get involved and be a part of it.
Join in on Thursday, February 14 by accessing the show at viaSport.ca at 2 p.m. Viewers are also able to text questions or comments live to the show at 604-418-3157.
Tags: Athlete of the Year, Awards, Gymnastics BC, Omega, Shallon Olsen, Sport BC
Sport BC announced today that Shallon Olsen (Omega) was named as one of three finalists for the Sport BC Junior Female Athlete of the Year. Joining Olsen as a finalist are Julia Ransom (Kelowna, Biathlon) and Haley Stradling (Langley, Equestrian).
The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner, set for March 7 at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond BC, The event recognizes BC’s best amateur athletes, coaches, and officials for outstanding performances in their sport over the 2012 season. Each finalist was nominated by their Provincial Sport Organization, high school or university, and selected by a committee of BC sportswriters, broadcasters, athletes and amateur sport experts.
“A significant number of very strong nominations were received this year,” said Sport BC’s President and CEO, Rob Newman. “The Athlete of the Year Awards provides a great opportunity to recognize these talented and deserving athletes, coaches and officials. This year’s nominees are certainly a testament to the strength and depth of sport in our province.”
Olsen was the 2012 Canadian Junior Champion and 2012 Elite Canada Junior Champion. She won medals internationally and continues to impress on all apparatus especially vault.
The Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC is the longest standing sport recognition event in the country. Awards in 17 different categories are given each year to athletes, coaches, and officials on their performance and contribution to sport in the province. The awards play a valuable role in nurturing athletic success and recognizing some of BC’s growing talents. For a list of previous award winners and additional information on the 47th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards, please visit SportBC.com.
Tags: Gymnastics BC, Gymnastics Canada, Rosie MacLennan, Trampoline gymnastics
The CBC online fan poll for Canada’s Athlete of the Year 2012 “The People’s Pick” is up and running.
Rosie MacLennan is one of the final 6 candidates.
Please reach out to your gymnastics friends and ask them to vote for Rosie online at http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2012/11/29/sp-vote-canadian-athlete-of-the-year.html – now until Friday at 5 p.m. (ET).
Scott Russell will announce the winner on Sports Weekend on December 8.