April 12, 2016

Cranbrook, BC (April 12, 2016) – At Monday night’s Council meeting, Mayor and Council took a few moments to recognize the accomplishments of a number of local athletes who excelled in events at both the national and international levels in the past month.

Tristen Chernove, Managing Director of Elevate Airports who looks after operations of the Canadian Rockies International Airport, took two gold medals at the 2016 Para-Cycling Track World Championships, being named World Champion in both his events -- Kilo TT and Pursuit.

4 athletes who participated in the 2016 Special Olympics Winter Games in Newfoundland were also honoured Monday.

Erin Thom took 2nd and 3rd place in Alpine Advanced Skiing; Jonathan Robins won 1st and 2nd place in Alpine Intermediate Skiing; Roxana Podrasky won 1st and 2nd place in Alpine Novice Skiing; Neil Rye finished in 5th in the Alpine Advanced Giant Slalom, 5th in the Alpine Super G and 5th in the Alpine Advanced Slalom events.

Kyra Adachi, who was unable to attend Monday evening, was recognized for her accomplishments in archery at the 2016 BC Winter Games winning gold in the Girl’s Match Play Compound and silver in the Girl’s Compound Bow Aggregate.

Congratulations to each of you on your successes and thank you for being great ambassadors of our area!

 

Left photo:  Tristen Chernove (third from left) accepts his award from Mayor Pratt (centre) and members of Council for his accomplishments at the 2016 Para-Cycling Track World Championships.

Right photo:   Neil Rye, Jonathan Robins and Erin Thom (third, fourth and fifth from left, respectively), and Roxana Podrasky (third from right) receive their awards from Mayor Pratt (centre) and members of Council for their accomplishments at the 2016 Special Olympics Winter Games.

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