SportsLife 2016, Issue 2 - Page 6

the Starting Line-Up Photos by Tara Miller, Jeff Miller, James Carey Lauder, Bruce Fedyck, Marissa Naylor and Ian Muir/Rugby Canada SportsLife Magazine brings you the hottest news stories in Manitoba sports. Once again, we’ll catch up with a number of the star athletes who have been so sensational in 2015 Skate Canada Manitoba Will honour its best Skate Canada Manitoba will hold its annual Awards Gala on Saturday April 30. “This is the one time of the year that our organization comes together to celebrate the successes of our skaters, coaches and officials,” said Donna Yee, Chair of Skate Canada Manitoba. “And also to thank our volunteers.”  The first set of our recipients were selected from nominations submitted by our members throughout the entire province in skater, coach and volunteer categories: Skate Canada Section CanSkate Athlete Award: Kiera Schutz from the Stony Mountain Skating Club. Skate Canada Section STARSkate Athlete Award: Hillary Bennie from the Waskada Skating Club. Skate Canada Section CompetitiveSkate Athlete Award: Andrea Laskovic from Skate Winnipeg. Skate Canada Section Program Assistant Award: ill Sawchuk from Skate Gillam. Skate Canada Section Volunteer Award: Trudy Nernberg from the Stony Mountain Skating Club. Skate Canada Section Volunteer Coach Award: Roni Swischuk from Skate Winnipeg. Heather Hollinda from the Roblin Skating Club was selected as the Skate Canada Section Volunteer of Excellence winner and will be attending the Skate Canada Awards Banquet in St. John’s Newfoundland at the end of May to receive her award A number of other award/bursary recipients were also announced; Ian Carmichael Memorial Award winner: Erin Bay from Skate Winnipeg Dodie Wardle Memorial Award winner: Kylie Holmstrom Manitoba Open Junior Artistic Award winner: Robyn Ward of the Century Skating Club Manitoba Open Senior Artistic Award winner: Tori Thiessen of Skate Brandon Manitoba Open Bursaries awarded to Olivia Orbanski from the Arborg Skating Club, Abby Bestland from the Winnipeg Winter Club Skating School and Robyn Ward from the Century Skating Club 6 / sportslife