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Highland Dancer Twins Share ASDC Athlete of the Month honours

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The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athletes of the Month for December 2018 are Brianna and Gwendolyn Kehler.  Brianna and Gwendolyn are 14 year old twin sisters, Red Deer residents and competitive Highland Dancers.  Brianna and Gwendolyn are Grade 9 students at Hunting Hills High School, and they dance with the Red Deer School of Highland Dancing with teachers Jacquie Munawych and Kimberly Biggelaar.

This past summer, the largest Highland dancing competition in the world, the ScotDance Canada Championship Series, was held in Calgary. At this event, Brianna won first overall in the Highlands Dances (precise and sharp, Highlands dances have military roots and were traditionally only performed by males), and Gwendolyn first overall in the National Dances (more fluid and graceful, derived from Scottish and Celtic folk dances), for their age grouping in the Intermediate category. Since moving up into Premier level (the highest level of Highland Dance) this past summer, both girls have been holding their own, with top-three placings in the three competitions they have competed in as Premiers dancers to date. Their current goal is to qualify at the Alberta Provincial Championship to represent Alberta at the Canadian Closed Championship and the World Highland Dance Championships in August.

Both Brianna and Gwendolyn have high academic standing in Hunting Hills High School’s Advanced Placement program. With Briana and Gwedolyn’s strong work ethic, their undeniable athletic abilities and their training experiences with ASDC-Central and Red Deer School of Highland Dance, the Kehlers will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her Highland Dance careers!  

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month – Brianna and Gwendolyn Kehler

The main purpose of the ASDC network is to coordinate and enhance services available to Alberta's emerging athletes and coaches. These regional centres provide services to athletes and coaches residing in rural and urban areas allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home.

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ASDC Athlete of the Month, local high school sprinter fast enough for Pan American games!

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The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for May 2019 is Jeremiah Lauzon. Jeremiah Lauzon is an 18 year old Red Deer, AB resident, Grade 12 student at Lindsay Thurber High School (LTCHS) and a competitive track & field athlete specializing in the sprints.

Jeremiah will represent Lindsay Thurber this coming weekend at ASAA Track & Field Provincials in Calgary in the 100M, 200M, 4 x 100M relay and the 4 x 400M relay. Last week, Jeremy captured all 4 events in the Zone Track & Field meet in Red Deer, winning the boys Aggregate Title.

Running for the Red Deer Titans Track Club this May, at a Track meet in Calgary, Jeremiah ran the best 200M race of his career to date, posting a time of 21.20 seconds. This time translates to the #1 ranking in Canada in the U20 age group, the #2 ranking in Canada in the U23 age group, and #11 overall men’s ranking in Canada at the 200M distance. This time also met the 200M qualifying standard for the Pan-American Games beginning July 24 in Lima, Peru. Jeremiah must await an announcement from Athletics Canada on whether he will be selected for the Pan-Am team.

Jeremiah graduates this month from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School and has accepted a scholarship to Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, BC and will begin classes this fall. SFU competes at the NCAA Division II level which will provide Jeremiah many opportunities to train and compete in the US moving forward. Jeremiah’s long term goal would be to compete in a summer Olympic Games for Haiti, his country of birth.

With Jeremiah’s strong work ethic, his undeniable athletic abilities and his training experiences with ASDC-Central, he will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in his athletics career!

Anchor leg of 4X100 relay gold medal zone performance.

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month – Jeremiah Lauzon

For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs, please contact Miles Kydd @ miles.kydd@rdc.ab.ca or 403-342-3231.

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Josh Gagnon is ASDC Athlete of the Month

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From the Alberta Sport Development Centre Central Alberta

The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month for April 2019 is Josh Gagnon.

Josh Gagnonis a 17 year old Red Deer, AB resident, Grade 11 student at Lindsay Thurber High School (LTCHS) and a competitive volleyball athlete.

Josh was a member of the 2018 LTCHS Senior Boys Volleyball Team that finished 8thin the 2018 ASAA 4A Provincial Championships. Josh garnered All-Star recognition at the University of Alberta Bears Volleyball High School tournament in the fall of 2018 as well.  In 2017, Josh was the team MVP for the LTCHS JV team and in 2016, Josh was named the Team MVP and Athlete of the Year at Camille J. Lerouge School in Red Deer.

Josh is currently playing with the Central Alberta Kings Volleyball Club’s 17U team where they recently finished 7th at the 2019 Volleyball Alberta 17U Provincials Championships.

This past summer Josh was a member of both the Volleyball Alberta 16U Provincial Team for both indoor and beach volleyball.  With Team Alberta’s indoor team, Josh and his teammates finished 4that the Canada Cup Championships in Richmond, BC. Josh quickly converted to the beach after indoor season and went to Toronto where his 2018 Provincial Champion partnership captured the 2018 Volleyball Canada 16U Tier 2 National Beach Championship.

An Honors with Distinction student in the International Baccalaureate Program (and French Immersion student) at LTCHS, Josh has his eyes set on playing volleyball at a post-secondary level and eventually at the national team level in indoor or beach volleyball.

With Josh’s strong work ethic, his undeniable athletic abilities and his training experiences with ASDC-Central, he will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in his volleyball career!

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month – Josh Gagnon

For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs, please contact Miles Kydd @ miles.kydd@rdc.ab.caor 403-342-3231.

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