VI Mountain Sports Society provides grants to six local athletes

The Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society (VIMSS) has awarded six Vancouver Island athletes with travel grants for the 2013/14 winter season. These grants help to offset the costs associated with traveling off-island for advanced training and competition. In this way, VIMSS seeks to nurture local emerging athletes and help prepare them for provincial, national and international competition.

The following athletes were awarded VIMSS grants for Winter 2013/14: Teal Harle, Freestyle Ski (Campbell River), Mei Pond, Freestyle Ski (Nanaimo), Avalon Wastenays, Nordic Ski (Campbell River), Thomas Bergvinson, Slopestyle Snowboard (Courtenay), Mel Pemble, Para Alpine Ski (Victoria), and Maja Nymann, Alpine Ski Racing (Campbell River).

“These grants will especially be useful this winter season as the athletes have had to travel even more this winter due to the lack of snowfall on Vancouver Island”, said VIMSS Chair Karen Bonell. “We wish all of the Vancouver Island athletes success in their competitions.”

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