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Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club Awards

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Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club's Sara Spence, Skater of the Year, presented by Sponsor Vince Cavaliere of River City Realty River Sara Spence, Skater of the Year,
presented by Sponsor Vince Cavaliere of River City Realty

The Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club held their Annual Awards and AGM over the weekend.  Special thanks to club sponsors Vince and Katrina Cavaliere from River City Reality who were available to congratulate the club's award winners. Kelly Smith, paralympian, silver medalist in Athens, and one of this weekends inductees into the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame, was also in attendance to present awards to the skaters. Recognition and thanks were also given to club sponsors, Rob Splane of Sun Country Toyota Scion,  Alan Gozda of McDonalds, and St Ann's Academy.  The latter provided the space to host the event.

The Skater of The Year Award went to Sara Spence whose accomplishments this season included; provincial open women's long track champion; qualifying for both the short track and long track junior National Championships and placing third all round at the Junior long track Championships in Quebec.  The Most Improved Male Skater went to Alex Forbes and the Most Improved Female Skater went to Sophia Pankratz. Junior Coach of the Year was awarded to Eric Spence who also raced to first place finishes at both the provincial Long Track and Short Track Championships this season. The Sportsmanship award went to Calvin Forbes and the Volunteer of the Year Award went to Conny Forbes.

River City Racer's 2013/2014 executive include Michelle Wood - president; Francis Njenga - secretary; and Jim Forbes - treasurer.  
Ice sessions will resume in September 2013.  Please watch our website kamloopspeedskating.com, and like our face book page, to keep current on club activities and new club programs coming this fall - including a learn to speed skate program.
For further information on the River City Racers please contact Michelle at 2503186210

More images and awards on our facebook page here

Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club awards, with sponsors Vince and Katrina Cavaliere from River City Realty

Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club with sponsors Vince and Katrina Cavaliere from River City Realty