Good luck Tracy in pursuit of your education as well as continued coaching with the HPTC International.
Manitoba Fusion Team success at the 2010 Canadian Gymnaestrada is undisputed. The team thrilled the audience with original high energy performance earning birth on the Canadian Gymnaestrada Team to the 2011 World Gymnaestrada in Losanne, Switzerland, Juy 7th – 17th, 2011.
The Team will hold auditions for new members September 12th, 2010 at the University of Manitoba, Max Bell Centre.
August 22, 2010, Irene Itsuko Okano, passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre with her children at her side. Current members of Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba will recognize Irene’s name through the prestigious RGM award named in her honor, the Irene Okano Volunteer of the Year Award.
Irene was a member of Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba Board of Directors from 1977 – 1982. Irene played active role in establishment of many legacies of Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba including establishment of the Provincial Team Program and the High Performance Training Centre. She was a mother of Pamela Okano, who was one of the first members of the RGM Provincial Team, member of the National Team, coach of the 1985 five time Canada Games gold medalist Lisa Merritt, assistant coach at the High Performance Training Centre from 1986- 1988.
Irene’s contribution to rhythmic gymnastics in Manitoba will be always remembered. Please read the Obituary as appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press, August 28th, 2010.
Eva Swan, RGM volunteer for over 15 years, was a recipient of the Investors Group Volunteer Administrator award presented to her at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Canadian Gymnaestrada for her exceptional contribution as a volunteer to the success of the event held here in Winnipeg, June 30 – July 4, 2010.
Thank you Eva for all your hard work!
Good luck to Team Manitoba at the Canadian Championships.
|Athletes:||Kaedyn Lashley||Jennifer Wang||Sumandy Young||Nicole Zaki|
|Genevieve Giesbrecht||Tamsin Lourens||Kristi Nikkel||Emily Richard|
|Nadia Daoudi||Dara Hallock||Danielle Stepnuk||Meaghan Matthews|
|Coaches:||Shari Hiebert||Natalia Rybak|
|Team Manager:||Tracy Chu|
|Judges:||Wendy MacKenzie||Zdravka Tchonkova|