Pathway to Excellence Program chooses 26 high-performing young athletes.
More than two dozen Alberta athletes have the opportunity of a lifetime to see their own sports, live, and up close at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Provincial sport organizations nominated 26 high-performance emerging athletes through the Pathway to Excellence program. The program is sponsored by the Alberta Olympic and Paralympic Secretariat and coordinated by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
“We are very proud of these athletes for working so hard to achieve success in their chosen sports,” said Cindy Ady, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation. “I hope this trip to Vancouver will inspire and motivate them on the journey to future Olympics.”
There will be two athletes, one male and one female, from each of the Olympics sports who, along with their parent or legal guardian, will travel from Alberta to Vancouver to experience a day at the Olympics at an event of their sports discipline.
“We know this opportunity will have a positive and lasting impact on our emerging athletes,” said Bill Persley, Chair, Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation. “These athletes are a great example of our province’s commitment to winter sports and sport excellence. The Foundation is pleased to play a role in providing this opportunity to enhance athletic excellence for Albertans.”
The Alberta athletes taking part in the program are competitors in alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, hockey, luge, ski jumping/nordic combined, speed skating, skeleton, and snowboard.
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