The Oceanside bantam lacrosse team that won the provincial championship was one of the local teams and athletes that were honoured by the Regional District of Nanaimo District 69 Recreation Commission at Oceanside Place, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. — Michael Briones photo

Local athletes honoured in Parksville ceremony

RDN issues certificates of achievement to champions

Local athletes, young and not so young, were recently honoured for their achievements in 2017 by the Regional District of Nanaimo.

The RDN’s District 69 Recreation Commission presented each of the athletes from various disciplines a certificate and a $75 gift certificate they can use to any of recreation and activity programs offered in District 69.

Present during the awards presentation held at Oceanside Place, last Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, were RDN board chair and Electoral Area H director Bill Veenhof and District 69 Recreation Commission chair and Electoral Area F director Julian Fell.

The individual athletes and teams, who placed first in in a provincial, inter-provincial or national athletic or artistic competition who were given recognition include:

BC 55+ Games medal winners: swimmers Mary Sluyter, Russell Sharock, Barbara Kenno, and Linda MacPherson; dragon boater Terri Cunningham; floor curlers Lorraine Lepper, Fred Lepper, Tap Ahonen, Brenda Stewardson, Joyce McCaig, Bruce McCaig, Wendy Pearce and Gordon Lundine; golfers Wayne Brown and Michelle Kraeling; ice hockey players Donald Campbell, Bob Carpenter, Ted Dash, Ron DuFault, Andy McNally, John Ogle and Doug Hall; horseshoe player Peter Kucey; tennis player John Hylton-Foster; and track and field athletes Jess Brewer, Jack Laramie, Joe Geigerich, Hildegard Buschhaus and Patti Rogers.

Local swimmers in the 2017 Swim BC AAA Championships: Lochlan Rogers, Nick Bennett and Jakob Mbobela; BC and Yukon Basketball free throw winner Olivia Williams; BC Junior Development Track and Field Championships athletes Emerson Harvey and Samuel Morrison; Far Westerns 2017 swimmer Camryn Stannard; and BC Championships Master track and field athlete Terry Riggins.

Members of the Oceanside Bantam Lacrosse team that won the 2017 provincial championship: Ellyot Cain, Brenden Jamieson, Blake Beatty, Kohl Krastel, Ben Tisdelle, Aeden Pasquill, Zach Lantaigne, Garreth Davidson, Angelo Zanchetta, Shawn McGrath, Dain Lewis, Jake Colley, Koen McConnell, Daylen Laflamme, Dagen DeWaal, and Evan Obodsinksi.

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