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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 @ [email protected]or 403-342-3231.

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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Delburne multi-sport athlete focusing in on hockey scholarship

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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 January 2020 is Hailey Jackson. Hailey Jackson is a 14 year old Red Deer, AB resident, Grade 9 student at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School and a competitive hockey and Athletics athlete.

Hailey has been playing hockey since she was five years old on their family’s outdoor rink. Currently, Hailey is in her 2nd season with Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs Bantam Elite Team, under the direction of Head Coach Shane Nafziger. The Cheifs currently sit in 4thplace in the south division of the Alberta Female Hockey League. Currently, Hailey, a forward, leads the Chiefs in goals and is co-leader in points. In Spring of 2019, Hailey was selected for Hockey Alberta’s Alberta Challenge Cup and was recently selected to compete for Zone 4 in Hockey at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games (AWG) in Airdrie from February 14 – 17, 2020. Hailey’s selection to the AWG team is significant as she is one of only two Red Deer athletes to be selected for the Zone 4 AWG team.

As the weather turns, Hailey switches gears to train and compete with the Red Deer Titans Track club (under the direction of coach Ron Hewer) as a pentathlete (80m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, Long Jump and the 800m run) and in the 100m sprint and the relays. Hailey has her eyes set on a podium position at this year’s Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge, AB.

In the classroom, Hailey is an Honours with Distinction (above 90%) student and has maintained that academic status since grade six. Hailey’s goals include playing hockey at a post-secondary level in either USport in Canada or NCAA D1 in the United States.

With Hailey’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central, she will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her hockey/athletics 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.

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Elite Synchro Swimmer Olivia Moreau ASDC Athlete of the Month

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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 December 2019 is Olivia Moreau.

 

Olivia Moreau is a 15 year old Red Deer, AB resident, Grade 10 student at Ecole Notre Dame High School and a competitive Artistic Swimming
(formerly known as Synchronized Swimming) athlete.

Olivia swims competitively with the Red Deer Silhouettes, under the direction of coaches Lauren Dial and Paige Greenwood. Olivia competed at National Duet and Solo last season, significantly improving her scores throughout the season. This year, Olivia will compete in Solo, Duet and Team events at Alberta Provincial Championships and Canadian Prairie Championship.

While Olivia is still 15 years old, this season she will compete in the 16-20 age category in all competitions.

As a 13 year old, in 2018, at the Alberta Winter Games in Ft. McMurray, AB, Olivia captured a Gold medal in both the Solo and Duet Competitions and added a Silver Medal in the Team competition. This made Olivia one of Zone 4’s most decorated athletes at the 2019 Alberta Winter Games.

Olivia and the Silhouettes program have achieved remarkable successes in the pool in spite of the fact that there is no regulation training or competition pool facility in Red Deer.

Olivia is an Honors with Distinction student at Notre Dame High School and one day would like to study medicine at University.

With Olivia’s talent, work ethic, commitment to success and with the support of ASDC-Central, and her sport coaches, Olivia will surely continue to grow and improve as an athlete in her sport of Artistic Swimming.

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 – Olivia Moreau

For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs, please contact Miles Kydd @ [email protected] or 403-342-3231.

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