Region recognizes top local athletes

There's no shortage of athletic talent in the Regional District of Nanaimo

The District 69 Recreation Commission on Nov. 17 recognized local athletes and artists who have won gold medals at provincial championships this year.

Thirty-one athletes were invited to attend an awards presentation and reception on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Oceanside Place.

“This (was) an opportunity for us to recognize the outstanding achievements of our local athletes and artists,” said District 69 Recreation Commission Chairperson Frank Van Eynde. “These individuals exemplify how sports and the arts keep people active and engaged in our community.”

A wide variety of athletes who attended the National Track and Field Championships, B.C. Seniors Games and other provincial championships received certificates at the presentation.

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 competitions. To qualify, 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 the RDN Recreation and Parks department at 250-248-3252 or view the information online at”