Calgary, AB – April 25, 2017 – Repsol Sport Centre (formerly Talisman Centre), one of Canada’s leading training, competition and fitness facilities invites the public to join Lindsay Park Sports Society (LPSS) and Repsol Sport Centre on Thursday, April 27th at their Bursary Awards and Donor Recognition Celebration. This annual inspirational event acknowledges the amazing athletic achievements and dedication of its amateur athletes and salutes the donors that contribute to their success. The evening’s program begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a reception at 6:45 p.m., located at Repsol Sport Centre Sport Plaza.
As a leader in delivering amateur and high performance sport to Calgarians, Repsol Sport Centre is proud to honour its athletes with a total of $12,600 this year, funded by The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund. A total of 16 amateur athletes that call Repsol Sport Centre their home, ranging from 12 to 36 years of age will receive the award, rewarding outstanding athletic achievement and support of their future training and competition goals.
The 2017 Amateur Athlete Bursary Recipients include:
- Jeremie Blanchard, Water Polo, Water Polo Canada
- Karina Boeckx, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Chinook Rhythmique Gymnastics Club
- Jennifer Brown, Para Athletics - Discus, CALTAF
- Tatiana Conn, Diving, Dive Calgary
- Christine De Bruin, Bobsleigh, Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton
- Sabrina Drew, Water Polo, Calgary Renegades Water Polo Club
- Margo Erlam, Diving, Dive Calgary
- Aretehya Haberman, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Chinook Rhythmique Gymnastics Club
- Teah Hoffmann, Synchronized Swimming, Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swim Club
- Alexander Katelnikoff, Swimming, Cascade Swim Club
- Alister McQueen, Para Athletics - Javelin, CALTAF
- Halle Pratt, Synchronized Swimming, Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swim Club
- Alexander Pratt, Swimming, Cascade Swim Club
- Dusan Radojcic, Water Polo, Water Polo Canada
- Aleksa Stanic, Water Polo, Water Polo Canada
- Cassandra Winkelaar, Synchronized Swimming, Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swim Club
We are proud to host our elected official; Greg Clark, MLA, Calgary Elbow. We welcome Giles Parker, LPSS Past Chair, presenter of the LPSS Bursary award, and Brent A. Molesky, Repsol, Director Legal North America, presenter of the Repsol Bursary award.
“When we look upon the past year, and the remarkable achievements of the bursary award winners, it is truly gratifying to partner with the athletes, coaches, and support teams that have been such important contributors to their success,” says Jeff Booke, CEO of Repsol Sport Centre. “I’m continually in awe of the sheer dedication demonstrated by these young athletes and the loyalty of the LPSS and Legacy Fund in celebration and support of their athletic achievements.”
About The John Currie Amateur Sport Legacy Fund
In 1983, Calgary hosted its largest amateur sport competition, the Western Canada Summer Games, at Repsol Sport Centre, the flagship facility of the Games. At the conclusion of the successful event, the Games established a Legacy Fund of 250,000 with Lindsay Park Sports Society (LPSS) to support amateur athletes and amateur sport. Inspired by this commitment to amateur sport, LPSS raised funds from generous donors to increase the value of the Legacy Fund to $1 million, and named the fund in honour of John Currie, community champion and President of the 1983 Western Canada Summer Games.
About Lindsay Park Sports Society and Repsol Sport Centre
Established in 1983 following the Western Canada Summer Games, the Lindsay Park Sports Society was formed with a commitment to enhance the overall well-being of Calgarians through sport and wellness. The LPSS is a non-profit society that expertly manages Repsol Sport Centre on behalf of the people of Calgary.
Repsol Sport Centre has been one of Calgary's most iconic and beloved facilities for over 32 years, located in the heart of downtown and set in the middle of beautiful Lindsay Park. Repsol Sport Centre provides elite and amateur athletes with an inclusive atmosphere and wide spectrum of world‐class training services. It continues to serve as the training facility for many of Canada’s Olympic, Paralympic and World Champion athletes. Repsol Sport Centre is proudly aligned with Sport for Life’s Long-Term Athlete Development Framework, and purposefully focusses on advancing each stage of our offerings through this structure. Sport is our business, but more so, it is our passion. Rediscover Repsol Sport Centre and its cutting edge programs and services by visiting www.repsolsportcentre.com
For more information, please contact:
Lorissa Dong, Sales & Marketing Director
Repsol Sport Centre
403 355 1250