Luis constantly inspires his athletes to be better everyday. 2019 accomplishments include:
Alain has had a large impact on developing athletes from a recreational level to a competitive level. He has achieved this by volunteering his time teaching students at his club and providing an activity that families can participate in together. Master Johnson does everything in his power to make sure Taekwondo Tournaments are open to all students who wish to participate. He continues to be a student of TKD, inspiring all of his athletes to continue on their own personal journeys and teaching them by example. His club athletes competed in Whitecourt championship and brought home 4 golds, 10 silvers, & 7 bronze.
Mary Helen has been a competitive swimmer since 1958! She embodies the thought that age is just a number and excelled in every event she took part in in 2019 including:
Jordan is a naturally athletic and competitive individual. Swimming from a very early age Jordan joined the Piranhas swim club to purse her love of the water. Committed and hard working Jordan continually pushes herself everyday to become more competitive on the national stage. 2019 accomplishments include:
Ian trains and competes in Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jujitsu and MMA. Ian’s drive and talent have taken him to a world class level in combat sports for his age. Ian is an instructor at Gladiators Martial Arts Academy and gives back by mentoring and training other martial artists. 2019 accomplishments include:
Kobe consistently excelled at the local, regional, provincial, and national levels in 2019 in both track and field and xc running. He is a top notch student and active in the community as a hockey referee and dancer. 2019 accomplishments include:
The 2019 Northern Lights u18 AAA baseball team is comprised of athletes from across the peace country including; Peace River, Slave Lake, Fort St. John, Savannah, City and County of Grande Prairie. The team ended the season as the most decorated team in a single season in the history of AAA baseball in Baseball Alberta as well as in Zone 8.
The Men’s and Masters Men’s Fastpitch championships brought more than 6000 spectators, 300 participants and 100 volunteers together to celebrate the sport’s most prestigious national tournament. The event showcased the sport of Fastpitch by bringing to Grande Prairie, some of the greatest players in the world and in doing so the attention of fans worldwide. The games were witnessed live by more than 6000 spectators in the stands and by 10s of thousands more online through online streaming. Spectators, participants, and game officials reveled of the event. This tournament was the most successful events in recent history for Softball Canada.
CJ began refereeing in 1995 in Grande Prairie and moved to Red Deer in 1996 to increase his opportunities. He has worked as a referee and linesman in the Alberta Junior hockey League and a linesman in the Western Hockey League. CJ also refereed at prestigious games such as; the Doyle Cup, Mackenzie Cup, and Pacific Cup. He has been on the provincial board since 2001 and is the Hockey Alberta Regional Coordinator and Officials Instructor. Since moving back to Grande Prairie he has continued instructing clinics in the region and province and continues his work on the provincial committee and as the regional coordinator.
Doug has been a dedicated volunteer of the Grovedale Figure Skating Club for 15 years, organizing test days for all skate clubs, Regional chair for peace region for the Alberta NWT Nunavut skate Canada section. Doug’s philosophy is to just get those kids on the ice having fun”,” we’re doing it for the kids”. Doug celebrates every child’s achievements it didn’t matter if they were just learning to stand on their skates or if they had done their first waltz jump. He has the true heart of a volunteer, dedicated to our club and to supporting the sport of Figure Skating in the peace country.
Over the past 4 years Krista has shown a passion and drive for developing a strong trail running Community. Not only has she developed the Thursday night trail running group but, she has also founded many local races throughout the years. These events have given back over $16,000.00 to local not for profit organizations. She gives selflessly of her time, and many weekends she can be seen supporting, encouraging, and cheering on many athletes during races. As an accomplished ultra-marathoner herself, she not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. She promotes movement and is an activist for bringing out the best in others.
Tara a gap in the amount of funding that was being provided to mental health locally in Grande Prairie and she chose to make a difference. She had an idea to run a hockey tournament with all proceeds going back to mental health in our community. She puts in countless hours for this tournament to be a success and her dedication is much admired. The first year this tournament raised over $11,000 and second year was just short of $6000. This money went into testing in the public schools for kids with Mental health that were previously on the waiting list for years.