Minto youths acknowledged for sporting excellence
MINTO – Three native youths had been acknowledged for sporting accomplishments on the nationwide and provincial stage on the April 25 city council assembly.
Weston Dirksen just lately competed with a crew from Mount Forest-based RISE Fight and Health on the WAKO Canada Nationwide Kickboxing Championships in Niagara Falls.
The Harriston-area resident went undefeated in three matches, taking house the Nationwide Championship belt for the 12 years (37.3kg) class.
“Success by no means is available in a day. It comes with sturdy dedication and with nice exhausting work and you might be an instance of that,” stated Mayor Dave Turton.
Dirksen thanked his mother and father and household for his or her assist along with his aggressive efforts.
Tori Zemmelink was acknowledged for skipping her curling crew to a provincial championship.
The Palmerston-area youth’s rink was undefeated on the CurlON U20 Girls’s Curling Provincial Championships in Ajax from March 8 to 12.
“Her rink went 6-0, profitable the championship sport in dramatic style after a measurement determined it within the tenth and remaining finish,” stated Turton.
As provincial champions, Zemmelink’s crew represented Ontario on the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Quebec from March 26 to April 2, ending in fourth place.
“This was certainly one of two provincial jackets that I earned this season and I couldn’t have achieved it with out my crew,” stated Zemmelink.
“Regardless that they won’t be right here, I do need to thank them for getting me right here.”
Zemmelink additionally thanked her mother and father “for serving to me since I used to be 11, getting me into the game and training me.”
College hockey star Leah Herrfort was acknowledged for a number of accomplishments.
After spending two years enjoying NCAA Division I hockey in New York, Herrfort returned house to play OUA hockey on the College of Waterloo for the previous two years.
This previous season, Herrfort broke the Waterloo Warriors all-time report for factors in a single season and was the second main scorer in Canadian ladies’s college hockey.
This led to her being named the OUA Participant of the 12 months and Ahead of the 12 months, in addition to being named a U Sports activities First-Group All-Canadian.
Herrfort additionally earned the possibility to signify Canada on the FISU World College Video games in January.
Group Canada gained gold on the international competitors, with Herrfort chipping in with a purpose and an help within the gold medal sport.
“We’re glad Leah might be a part of us tonight so we might acknowledge her excellent achievements,” stated Turton.
Herrfort thanked “my crew, my household and in addition all the opposite younger ladies who aspire to play on Group Canada or within the OUA or NCAA.
“I believe I’m the primary of many younger ladies from this space that can excel and can transfer on,” she stated.
Turton stated, “It’s simply wonderful to have so many proficient athletes from our neighborhood on this room tonight.”