Local Sports Notre Dame Volleyball star is ASDC Central Athlete of the Month Published 1 month ago on 1 month ago By Alberta Sport Development Centre If you like this, share it! Report Content Issue: * Copyright Infringment Spam Invalid Contents Broken Links Your Name: * Your Email: * Details: * Submit Report The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month for April 2018 is Samantha Gagnon. Samantha Gagnon is an 18 year old, grade 12 student at Notre Dame High School, Red Deer resident and a competitive Volleyball athlete. Samantha (Sam) comes from a volleyball family with both parents having played university and professional volleyball, with her father having represented Canada in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in Volleyball. Sam played the past two seasons with the Senior Volleyball Team at Notre Dame High School, the past 5 seasons with the Queens Volleyball Club, and this past summer (2017) was a member of Team Alberta (17U age group) that competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Florida. An excellent student/athlete, Sam excels on the court, in the classroom and is an accomplished musician and fluent in French. Sam has been part of ASDC-Central’s Athlete Enhancement Program since 2016 and is part of the Gold level program for athletes who have committed themselves to their sport and their training. Gagnon’s club team is pushing hard for a medal at the upcoming provincial final tournament, which might be the end of the road for many other grade 12’s. Not Gagnon though. Samantha has signed on to play with the UBC Okanagan Heat in Kelowna next year, where she will major in Business. Sam’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central will ensure that Sam continues to grow, develop and succeed in her Volleyball career! Congratulations to Samantha Gagnon, ASDC Athlete of the month! 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. For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs, please contact Miles Kydd @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-342-3231. If you like this, share it! Related Topics:ASDC CentralAthlete of the MonthCentral Alberta Queens VolleyballfeatureNotre Dame CougarsSamantha Gagnon Up Next She shoots.. She scores! 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Published 1 week ago on 1 week ago By Alberta Sport Development Centre If you like this, share it! Report Content Issue: * Copyright Infringment Spam Invalid Contents Broken Links Your Name: * Your Email: * Details: * Submit Report The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Male Athlete of the Month for May 2018 is Alex Gerrard. Alex Gerrard is a 14 year old Red Deer County, AB resident, a Grade 9 student at Hunting Hills High School and a competitive Golfer at the Provincial level. Alex entered his first golf tournament at the age of 8 and has been coached by Jamie Reimer out of the Golf Canada Calgary Centre since the age of 11. Alex is proud to call both Red Deer Golf and Country and Innisfail Golf Course as his home courses. A highlight of Alex’s golf career is his 2017 win at the Carstairs CJGA (Canadian Junior Golf Association) Bantam Division. Alex looks forward to competing this summer at his first two national level 18 and under events at Golf Canada’s Future Links series at High River, Alberta and Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Alex’s goal for the 2018 season is to make the cut at the Provincial Junior Boys Division (18 and under) and win three or more CJGA or MJT (Maple Leaf Junior Tour) tournaments. Alex’s long term goal is to play on a Division 1 NCAA team in the USA. Alex credits the ASDC-Central program for helping him build and maintain his strength in his off season. Since joining ASDC-C, Alex is hitting his drive 30 yards longer. Alex’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 golf 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 – Alex Gerrard For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs, please contact Miles Kydd @ email@example.com or 403-342-3231. If you like this, share it! Continue Reading Local Sports Red Deer race car driver leads international field vying for $800,000 Indy Lights Scholarship Published 1 week ago on 1 week ago By Duane Rolheiser If you like this, share it! Report Content Issue: * Copyright Infringment Spam Invalid Contents Broken Links Your Name: * Your Email: * Details: * Submit Report Parker Thompson has always wanted to race with the best cars and drivers in the world, and he’s well on his way to achieving his dream. Year after year the 20 year old Red Deer native takes another step up the ladder. 2018 finds Thompson in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. It’s just one step away from the Indy Lights Circuit. In fact the top racer in the Pro Mazda Championship will be boosted to Indy Lights by a scholarship worth about $800,000. 6 races into the 16 race season.. Thompson leads the pack! Thompson has finished first twice in the opening 6 races. There’s still 10 more to go, but with a commanding lead in points Parker Thompson continues his efforts to one day race drivers with names like Andretti, Rahal, and Hinchcliffe. Racing for Saskatoon based Exclusive Autosport on a team almost fully staffed by Canadians, Parker’s most recent race may have cemented his place among the leaders. He started the race way back in 6th position after a part failure lead to an engine swap during qualifying sessions. Shortly after the race began a series of events unfolded knocking out one driver after another. Parker expertly handled the storm, eventually taking the lead and then put his stamp on an impressive win posting a series of fastest laps to cement the victory in fine style. It didn’t hurt that this feat was accomplished on one of the world’s most famous tracks, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix course. Victory in Indianapolis Starting in 6th position Thompson coming up fast Leading the pack through the turn Raising trophies on the podium. The EH Team has won 2 of the first 6 races this season In the first 6 races of the season the race car driver from Red Deer has a comfortable lead in the overall duel for the Mazda Scholarship, worth close to $800,000, to assist in progressing to the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires circuit. Here’s how Thompson has done so far: Race 1 – St. Petersburg, Florida – 5th Race 2 – St. Petersburg, Florida – 2nd Race 3 – Birmingham, Alabama – 1st Race 4 – Birmingham, Alabama – 2nd Race 5 – Indianapolis, Indiana – 5th Race 6 – Indianapolis, Indiana – 1st OVERALL PRO MAZDA CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS 1 Parker Thompson – R 150 2 Rinus VeeKay – R 128 3 Carlos Cunha 120 4 Harrison Scott – R 116 5 David Malukas – R 105 6 Oliver Askew – R 102 7 Sting Ray Robb 88 8 Andres Gutierrez – R 79 9 Nikita Lastochkin 74 10 Robert Megennis – R 69 11 Lodovico Laurini – R 63 12 Kris Wright 57 13 Antonio Serravalle – R 48 14 Charles Finelli 47 15 Rafael Martins – R 45 16 Kory Enders – R 21 17 James Raven – R 17 From ProMazda.com Parker Thompson (#90 Exclusive Autosport Tatuus-Mazda PM-18): “I was tearing up at the checkered flag and my engineer, Tim Lewis, was just screaming on the radio. It was so awesome to get a win here – it doesn’t get much better than winning at the Racing Capital of the World! It was tough out there today. We made a gamble on a low-downforce setup and it played out. I avoided the melees at the start and kept everything intact. We set fastest lap after fastest lap and that makes weekends like this so special, starting from back in sixth and taking the victory. This win is dedicated to my Exclusive Autosport team and to Elite Engines, because without them we wouldn’t have been able to qualify yesterday. We did an engine swap between qualifying sessions yesterday because of a part failure that was no one’s fault, really. It’s amazing that they were able to do that in such a short amount of time.” Click here for all the latest news on the Pro Mazda Championship. If you like this, share it! Continue Reading Search Community EventsCurrent Month may, 2018 fri25may - 26may 255:00 pmmay 26Vintage Redefined Market5:00 pm - 5:00 pm (26) Event DetailsThe NEW vintage market with purpose! This ain’t your typical tea time at grandma’s house – We have an exciting venue filled with treasures sure to delight and excite men and more Event Details The NEW vintage market with purpose! This ain’t your typical tea time at grandma’s house – We have an exciting venue filled with treasures sure to delight and excite men and women alike! Over 25000 sqft of vendor space featuring: True vintage, Collectibles, Re-purposed, Reclaimed, Oil & Gas, Jewelry, Antiques & More! We have an exciting line up of incredible vendors! From Calgary to various parts of Western Canada we bring you the best vendors the vintage & antique market has to offer! 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