Sarah Klassan – Dance

Sarah Klassen has been teaching dance for 20 years. 14 years ago, she founded Explosion Dance studio, and has made it a mission to help her students become wonderful human beings.

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Theresa Thompson – Cross Country Skiing

Theresa plays an integral part in the operations of the Wapiti Nordic Ski club. Her hundreds of volunteer hours, whether on the executive board, helping with the cross-country ski team practices, leading youth or ladies mountain bike lessons, teaching adult ski lessons, organizing instructor training courses, taking coaching courses to improve her skills, or putting […]

Read More February 18, 2022

Dylan Bressey – Disc Golf

In 2010 when Dylan Bressey moved to Grande Prairie, disc golf was relatively unheard of in the region.  Dylan has a “get things done” mentality and quickly got to work to change things for the better. By 2011 he started the Grande Prairie Disc Golf Club and shortly after he designed Grande Prairie’s first course […]

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Carley Froehlick – Football

Constantly going above and beyond, Carley Froehlick works around the clock to provide a coherent and workable football league for Sexsmith football. She ensures that football in the Sexsmith community runs smoothly and takes charge of everything from registration to fundraising to ordering the supplies needed.  Showing up to cheer on the players even when […]

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Morgan Banninga – Basketball

Morgan Banninga brought her passion for basketball with her when she became a teacher and returned to teach at St Mary Catholic School in Beaverlodge. Six years ago, when she began coaching, she had to recruit players just to make a small team B team. This year our school saw 60 male athletes try out: […]

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Jodianne Noel – Football

Jodianne has been involved in the amateur football community of the Mighty Peace Football zone for 15+ years as a sport builder at the peewee level, organizational manager, and general manager at the bantam and high school levels. Jodianne and the peewee league have been a flagship throughout the province showing how to run a […]

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Melissa Poirier – Cross Country Skiing

Melissa Poirier has been dedicated to the Wapiti Nordic Ski Club for 15 years developing, organizing, and leading the Women’s Cross Country Ski Program, Chicks on Sticks. Under her leadership and with her enthusiasm the program has taught and trained hundreds of women athletes. Melissa positively impacts our community by introducing participants to a lifelong […]

Read More February 22, 2021

Alain Johnson – Taekwondo

Having competed as student and won countless medals, he decided to widen his knowledge by qualifying as an official in 2008. He has now achieved the level of First Class Canadian National Certified Competition Referee for both poomsae and kyorugi. He is currently training to receive his 5th degree black belt. Master Johnson continues to […]

Read More February 9, 2020

Jackie Hampton – Figure Skating

Jackie Hampton has been an instrumental part of developing figure skating in the Peace Region. She has served for 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Grande Prairie Skating Club. Jackie is a positive influence on all the skaters and has a great working relationship with the coaches. Jackie is the co-chairperson of […]

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Laurie Olson – Snowboarding

Laurie Olson has dedicated the past 5 seasons to helping improve the governance, policies and overall function of the Nitehawk Snowboard Club. Through various roles on the board, the club has been able to grow and ensure compliance with ever changing requirements. Her dedication to safety for club members as well as coaching staff and […]

Read More February 9, 2020