Comox Valley competitors were among 20 of Vancouver Island’s high performance athletes who received over $12,000 in bursaries – including $10,000 from PacificSport and an additional $2,000 from Woodgrove Pines Clinic – at a ceremony on Friday May 1 at Woodgrove Pines ‘The Downstairs’ in Nanaimo.
Identification and development of athletes both on the provincial and regional level is a critical focus for PacificSport Vancouver Island. Supporting high performance athletes, and those up and coming, builds overall capacity within the sport community.
“Training, proper nutrition and equipment upgrades are a competitive advantage; and it can be costly,” says Kevin Lindo, PacificSport Athlete & Coach Services Coordinator. “These cash bursaries complement our PacificSport athlete programs.”
With a $10,000 commitment to athlete bursaries, the following athletes each received $500 from PacificSport to further their sport development;
Comox Valley athletes receiving bursaries included Mark Grant of Merville (cycling), James Grant of Merville (cycling) and Jessica Reynolds of Courtenay (road/track cycling).
Other athletes to receive funding and who have Comox Valley connections include Maja Nymann of Campbell River (alpine skiing), Mathieu Leduc of Nanaimo (Canada ski cross) and Aidan Webber of Nanaimo (BMX).
Woodgrove Pines gave $2,000 in athlete bursaries, with four athletes each receiving an additional $500 bursary those athletes were Jessica Reynolds, Braxton Clark, Ben Leslie and Valerie Doyon.
Woodgrove Pines is tremendously proud to support Vancouver Island athletes through PacificSport. “Our balanced approach for PacificSport includes specialized high-performance training and therapeutic services like chiropractic, massage therapy and physiotherapy,” says Dr. Stacey Scott, owner ofWoodgrove Pines Clinic.
“The partnerships PacificsSport has with sport-focused businesses such as Woodgrove Pines is critical to our success,” says Drew Cooper, General Manager of PacificSport. “Together we truly do ‘Power Sport’ on Vancouver Island.”
– PacificSport Vancouver Island