April 2018 Issue #65
Local Athletes Attend RBC Olympic Training Event By Angela Aubin
ix local young athletes attended the RBC Training Ground event held at Queen’s University in Kingston on March 24th 2018. RBC Training Ground is a national program created in partnership with RBC, CBC, and the Canadian Olympic Committee with the purpose of identifying and supporting the next generation of high performance athletes in Canada. These six young female athletes tested their power, their speed, their strength, and their endurance in front of top coaches and sports officials in Canada. Their results have been compared to national sports-specific performance benchmarks. All of these young local athletes have achieved above average and average results in comparison to these national benchmarks. It was truly a wonderful experience to see my daughter compete with other athletes with similar goals. The support displayed by all the athletes for each other was inspiring. One hundred of the top finishers at the local qualifier events will be asked to attend the Regional Finals held in Toronto. Roughly 30 athletes from across the country will receive high-performance sports resources and From left to right: Sydney Seymour, Alyssa Contant, Michaela Contant, Alexandra Aubin, Kelly Brissard Photo Submitted funding to achieve their podium dreams. Absent from photo: Madison Grant
Pommier Jewellers presents
MOM of the month
This issue’s Mom of the Month is Tammy Larin of Cornwall. Tammy is currently the Recreational Director at the Cornwall Gymnastics Club and a competitive gymnastics coach. She certainly has the background for it: She’s been coaching since the age of 16 and was a provincial competitive gymnast herself. Tammy coached the ﬂedgling St Joseph’s Panthers gymnastics club for two years and had athletes compete at the OFSAA level during both seasons. This year she’s on sabbatical from high school coaching to complete the Social Service Worker program at Saint Lawrence College. “Gymnastics has always been part of my life,’ she says. “I love the excitement of seeing my athletes achieve their personal goals.” Tammy is still busy with sports. She has two daughters, two step-sons, and two grandsons. Her daughter Sydney Seymour is a national level 7s rugby player at the u18 level. “Sydney keeps me the busiest,” she laughs. Tammy and Sydney recently returned from Langford, BC, where Sydney was part of the team that won Ontario’s ﬁrst ever gold medal in women’s U18 rugby. “I’m lucky I have help,” she says. “My mom is there when I can’t be.” Her mom is Lyne Bergeron.