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Posted on 05-05-2015

May 4, 2015 (Nanaimo):  20 of Vancouver Island’s high performance athletes received over $12,000 in bursaries; including $10,000 from PacificSport and an additional $2,000 from Woodgrove Pines Clinic, at a ceremony on Friday May 1, 2015 at Woodgrove Pines ‘The Downstairs’ in Nanaimo.

Identification and development of athletes both on the Provincial and more regional level is a critical focus for PacificSport Vancouver Island.  Supporting high performance athletes, and those up and coming, builds overall capacity within the sport community.

“Training, proper nutrition and equipment upgrades are a competitive advantage; and it can be costly” says Kevin Lindo, PacificSport Athlete & Coach Services Coordinator.  “These cash bursaries complement our PacificSport athlete programs.”

With a $10,000 commitment to athlete bursaries, the following athletes each received $500 from PacificSport to further their sport development;

Campbell River Athletes
Haley Henry – Campbell River (Judo)
Maja Nymann – Campbell River (Alpine Skiing)
Valerie Doyon – Campbell River (Karate)
Alex Stapff - Campbell River (Cross Country Skiing

Comox Valley Athletes
Mark Grant – Merville (Cycling)
James Grant - Merville (Cycling)Jessica Reynolds – Courtenay (Road/ Track Cycl)

Parksville Athletes
Aiden Grecht – Parksville (Cycling)
Alison Grecht – Parksville (Cycling & BMX)
Alex Grecht – Parksville (Cycling)

Nanaimo Athletes
Mathieu Leduc – Nanaimo (Canada Ski Cross)
Mitchel Landry- Nanaimo (BMX)
Aidan Webber- Nanaimo ( BMX)
Braxton Clark- Nanaimo (Judo)
Cheyenne Fiandor –Nanaimo (Judo)
Dillon Butcher- Nanaimo (Cycling)
Drew Johnson – Nanaimo (BMX)
Vanessa Kruger – Nanaimo (Judo)
Ben Leslie – Nanaimo (BMX)
Alicia Fiandor – Nanaimo (Judo)

Woodgrove Pines gave $2,000 in athlete bursaries, with four athletes each receiving an additional $500 bursary those athletes were Braxton Clark, Ben Leslie, Valerie Doyon and Jessica Reynolds.

Woodgrove Pines is tremendously proud to support Vancouver Island athletes through PacificSport. "Our balanced approach for PacificSport includes specialized high-performance training and therapeutic services like chiropractic, massage therapy and physiotherapy,” says Dr. Stacey Scott, Owner Woodgrove Pines Clinic.

“The partnerships PacificsSport has with sport-focused businesses such as Woodgrove Pines is critical to our success,” says Drew Cooper, General Manager- PacificSport. “Together we truly do ‘Power Sport’ on Vancouver Island.”

"PacificSport Vancouver Island Athletes receive $10,000 in Bursaries"

About Pacific Sport
Established in 1995, PacificSport Vancouver Island is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing sport participation for all ages and abilities through the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) program.  From grassroots, community sport day camps to high performance athlete development, PacificSport Vancouver Island inspires and engages our community to excel and be active for life.

Media contacts:
Jenn Houtby-Ferguson                                            Drew Cooper
Marketing & Communications, PacificSport            General Manager, PacificSport
Cell:     250-713-9849                                            Phone: 250-740-6572   
Email:   JHoutby@PacificSport.ca                          Email:  DCooper@PacificSport.ca
Dr. Stacey Scott
Owner, Woodgrove Pines Clinic
Email: sscott@island.net

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