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ASDC Central Male Athlete of the Month Pursuing Tennis Scholarship

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The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Male Athlete of the Month for December 2017 is Michael Robinson.

Michael Robinson, is 16 years old and a grade 10 student with Alberta Outreach and Red Deer resident.  He’s a competitive tennis athlete with the Rene Simon Tennis School in Red Deer.

Michael spent several months training – February to August 2017 – at the Bill Adams Tennis Academy in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  It was a rigorous training schedule, 25 hours/week with an additional 5 hours/week of fitness training.  Michael’s season highlight came in earning 1st place at a USTA U16 tournament in Weston. Florida.

Since returning to Red Deer, Michael, is again training with Coach Simon, practicing 5-6 days a week, with a mixture of lessons and match play.  At a November Open adult tournament at the Tennis Academy in Calgary and Michael made it to the semi-finals in Men’s singles.

This January, Michael begins his quest to qualify for the U18 Indoor Canadian Nationals in Ontario.  He is currently ranked #14 in the province in U18 Boys and one of his goals is to regain his the top 8 ranking for this year and achieve a #1 ranking for the following year.  Michael’s athletic gifts, his desire to excel along with his training experiences with ASDC-Central will only see Michael continue to grow and develop in his tennis career!

Michael hopes to play NCAA men’s tennis in the US upon graduation from high school, and pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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 Male Athlete of the Month – Michael Robinson

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.  Or check us out on our page at Todayville.com


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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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Stettler Rugby Star is Female Athlete of the Month

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The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce the ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month for May 2018 is Emily Brown.  

Emily Brown is an 17 year old, grade 12 student at William E. Hay Secondary School in Stettler.  The Big Valley, AB resident is a competitive Rugby athlete.

Before she discovered rugby, Emily was a multi-sport athlete (all school sports plus hockey and fastball).  In Grade 11, Emily led the WE Hay Wildcats to a Provincial Championship in Basketball.  In the spring of Grade 11 Emily started her Rugby journey with the Stettler Wildcats.  It was love at first sight!  While just starting out as a player, Emily has committed herself to developing the sport in the Stettler area by helping to deliver school and community clinics.  Emily joined the Titans Rugby Club in Red Deer last summer and was part of the Titans incredible run of success. 

2018 started on an incredible note as Emily was selected to Captain the Red Deer/Central Alberta Rugby 7’s team.  They captured their first tournament championship the same month.

This spring, Emily was chosen to represent Alberta as part of Rugby Alberta’s 7’s team that competed at Rugby Canada’s 7’s Nationals in Vancouver.  They brought home the Silver medal.  Emily will continue to compete for Titans and Alberta during the coming summer.

An excellent student/athlete, Emily excels on the pitch and in the classroom where she is an Honors student. Emily will attend the University of Alberta this fall.  She’ll major in Kinesiology and will try to crack the Pandas Rugby roster.

Emily’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central will ensure that Emily continues to grow, develop and succeed in her Rugby 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.

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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Veteran Reporter Dianne Finstad Inducted into AB Sports Hall of Fame

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Dianne Finstad was born and raised on a ranch in southern Alberta and agriculture has remained a part of her life ever since. Dianne has specialized in rodeo and agriculture reporting for more than three decades covering the stories of rural news with a passion matched by few. After graduating from Lethbridge Community College, Dianne worked at CKRD TV for 25 years, hosting award-winning programs like “This Business of Farming” “Makin’8” and anchoring the evening news. Her coverage of the rodeo circuit has taken her to infields in Alberta’s small towns, and to the biggest rodeo events in North America, The Calgary Stampede, the Canadian Finals Rodeo, and the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Dianne continues to cover rural life for numerous publications as a freelance writer. Her passion and professionalism has endeared her to the countless people she interviews, and to those who read, watch and listen to her work.

Todayville is proud to have produced the video profiles of this year’s Inductees.  Learn more about the 2018 Inductees here.

Since it’s inception in 1957, hundreds of Albertans have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  We invite everyone to join us in this celebration of both new Inductees and returning Honoured Members, and their lasting impact on sport in our province.  If you would like more information on the Induction Banquet or to order tickets, please call (403) 341-8614.


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wed30may - 26sepmay 303:30 pmsep 26ATB Financial Downtown Market(may 30) 3:30 pm - (september 26) 6:30 pm

sun10jun - 24jun 1010:00 amjun 242018 Edgar Farms Asparagus Festival10:00 am - 4:00 pm (24)

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sat23junAll DayRed Deer Highland Games(All Day: saturday)

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