Ponoka’s Chidlow recognized by Alberta Sport

Ponoka resident Marilyn Chidlow is being recognized by Alberta Sport for her work in figure skating.

Ponoka’s Marilyn Chidlow is to be honoured with other Alberta sports teams

Ponoka’s Marilyn Chidlow is to be honoured with other Alberta sports teams


Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) has announced its 2016 Athlete and Team of the Year Awards and 2017 Alberta Sport Recognition Awards for coach developers, coaches, officials and volunteers.

Among them is Ponoka’s Marilyn Chidlow being recognized in the Sport Recognition Award for her volunteer work in figure skating. Last year Chidlow was also announced as the 2016 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame inductee for her dedication to figure skating in Canada.

“These individuals and teams are Alberta’s best. We’re proud of what they’ve achieved and honoured to recognize them for their outstanding contribution to sport in our province,” said Andrew Ference, Chair of Alberta Sport Connection. “They have reached higher, dug deeper, led by example, and made our sport system better.”

2016 Athletes and Teams of the Year:

Erica Wiebe Open Female Wrestling Calgary

Alister McQueen Open Male Athletics Javelin Calgary

Rebecca Smith Junior Female Swimming Red Deer

Stefan Ritter Junior Male Cycling Track Edmonton

Biathlon Relay Team Open Team Biathlon Canmore

Christian Gow; Scott Gow; Brendan Green; Nathan Smith

Calgary Foothills 02 Girls Junior Team Soccer Calgary

Aliya Abdallah; Ruth Adekugbe; Jayden Berg; Ally Campbell; Katie French; Kassidy Gordon; Jade Kao; Olivia Kranjec; Jenna Lileikis; Penny Malloy; Grace Moore; Robyn Sellars; Holly Steil; Grace Stordy; Layla Tarraf; Fran Tartamella; Jonathan Wheeldon (coach); Lee Tucker (coach); Elijah Adekugbe (coach)

2017 Sport Recognition Award winners:

Marilyn Chidlow, Sport Volunteer Figure Skating, Ponoka

Jim Loughlin, Don Watts Coach Developer, Multi-sport, Medicine Hat

Kelly Wills, Coach Developer Sport Gymnastics, Grande Prairie

Paul Ragusa, Coaching Wrestling, Calgary

Graeme Moffat, Coaching Rugby, Calgary

Peter Schori, Coaching Swimming, Lethbridge

Richard Boruta, Coaching Biathlon, Canmore

Caroline Henley, Officiating Biathlon, Calgary

Jodi Abbott, Officiating Figure Skating, Edmonton

Mikhail Dykman, Officiating Water Polo, Calgary

Blair Dunbar, Officiating Cross Country Skiing, Canmore

Allan Sattin, Sport Volunteer Judo, Calgary

Sandy Hermiston, Sport Volunteer Cerebral Palsy Sport, Edmonton

Doug Jones, Sport Volunteer Baseball, Oyen

The Athlete and Team of the Year Awards recognize and celebrate significant achievements, performances and contributions of Alberta’s amateur athletes. Award winners are outstanding role models who inspire other Albertans to higher achievements at the recreational or competitive level.

The Coaching Development award acknowledges the tremendous impact the National Coach Certification Program Multi-sport and Sport Learning Facilitators and Evaluators have on our sport delivery system. The Awards recognize significant achievement in developing Alberta’s coaches.

Coaching Recognition Awards recognize coaches for their outstanding achievements in developing Alberta’s amateur athletes.

Officiating Awards recognize outstanding achievements in officiating.

Volunteer Awards recognize the significant contributions of individuals devoting their time and effort to the development of sport.

The awards will be presented at the Alberta Sport Recognition Awards Banquet on April 28 at the 2017 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference in Banff.

Alberta Sport Connection is a provincial corporation dedicated to the development of sport in Alberta. Our vision is for Alberta to be the premier sport delivery system in Canada. For more information visit www.albertasport.ca or follow @AlbertaSport on Twitter.


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