D69 performance recognition

Locals will be honoured for high-level excellence in sports and arts.

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s District 69 Recreation Commission is pleased to recognize local athletes and artists who have won gold medals at provincial championships this winter.

Two athletes, Gabrielle Courtorielle and Gordon Verge, have been invited to attend an awards presentation during the regular commission meeting at 2 p.m. today, May 15 at Oceanside Place.

Courtorielle is the 2014 B.C. Winter Games gold medalist in women’s bare bow archery, and Verge’s masters tennis rankings as of May 5, 2014 are: first in singles; second in doubles provincially; second in singles; second in doubles nationally; and 54th in singles and 49th in doubles internationally.

The RDN Performance Recognition Program is open to individuals and teams who have placed first in a provincial, inter-provincial or national athletic or artistic competition.

To qualify for this program, nominees must be amateur participants who live in the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach or Electoral Area E, F, G or H.

For more information on the RDN Performance Recognition Program, please contact RDN Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 or view the information online at www.rdn.bc.ca.

— Submbitted by the RDN