Debbie Mandryk (centre) of Cranbrook, with 2017 Canadian Silver Medalist and 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist Kevin Reynolds & 2013 Canadian Junior Ladies Champion and 2017 National Team Member Larkyn Austman. ((Photo by Bob Frid/Skate Canada

Skate Canada honours Cranbrook’s Mandryk

  • May. 16, 2017 8:39 a.m.

A Cranbrook resident was among those recognized by Skate Canada at the organization’s recent awards banquet and AGM.

Skate Canada BC/Yukon recognized award winners and inducted new BC/YK Section Hall of Fame Members on May 6 at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre.

Debbie Mandryk of Cranbrook was presented with the Skate Canada Section Officials Award Kootenay Region, for her work with the Cranbook Skating Club. Mandryk was among 23 recipients from British Columbia and the Yukon recognized for their work in growing the sport.

The recipients were presented with their awards on Saturday night at the annual awards banquet. The winners received their awards from various presenters, including, 2017 Canadian Silver Medalist and 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist Kevin Reynolds & 2013 Canadian Junior Ladies Champion and 2017 National Team Member Larkyn Austman.

“We are thrilled to induct the 2017 Inductees into the Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon Hall of Fame,” said Ted Barton Skate Canada BC/YK Executive Director. “This is our fourth year of inductions this year recognizing 5 remarkable people who have spent much of their life contributing to building a strong, healthy and successful figure skating community in British Columbia.

“With this induction they are never to be forgotten for their contributions in building the landscape of figure skating in BC”

Induction recognizes excellence in figure skating, contribution to figure skating and the impact on figure skating in British Columbia, in the categories of athlete, builder, coach and official. After extensive review, discussion and debate, the BC/YK Section Hall of Fame Committee submitted their recommendations to the BC/YK Section Board of Directors who approved the 2017 slate of inductees.

Awards were also handed out in the Athlete category, the Coach category and the Builder category.

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