The City of Edmonton Performance Awards honour individuals, groups, organizations or teams who have gained outstanding recognition at the national or international level in sport, or arts and culture. Devaney Collier, Gail Wozny, and Kinley Gibson were recognized for Individual Sport Performance.
In addition, Juventus member Lucas Waldin was honoured with a City of Edmonton Citation Award. Citation Awards honour those individuals or groups who have given significant service and inspiring leadership in in arts and culture, community service, and sports.
Lucas Waldin is an inspirational artist who has conducted the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra more than 150 times, and served as a guest conductor for prestigious orchestras across Canada and the United States.
A proven leader, he has served as a programmer and principal conductor for Symphony for Kids and other education concerts, and played a significant role in building an after school program for under-served young people - Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta Sistema.
Dedicated to ensuring music in Edmonton is accessible, Waldin has promoted inclusion by developing programming for children and families that reflect and celebrate Edmonton’s diversity.
Devaney Collier received an Individual Award for her Gold Medal performance in the Team Pursuit at the 2017 Pan Am Track Cycling Championships in Trinidad. Our Club President Gail Wozny received a Master's Individual Performance Award for her Gold Medal performance at the 2016 Canadian National Track Cycling Championships.
It appears that both Devaney and Gail got the memo about sporting patterned dresses and funky boots - clearly they were prepared to receive their awards in style! . . . and wasn't it kind of Gail's former Social Studies student to pose after the ceremony!
Kinley Gibson was recognized with an Individual Award for her Gold in the Team Pursuit & Silver in the Individual Pursuit, at the 2017 Pan Am Track Cycling Championships; and Gold in the Individual Pursuit at the 2016 Canadian National Track Cycling Championships. Kinley is currently training in Milton, and was unable to attend the ceremony.
These honours recognizing our Juventus athletes are very impressive! Congratulations!