Local athlete named Airdrie Elite Athlete
December 2, 2014 / For Immediate Release
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie is pleased to announce Keely Brown, a local curler, as the recipient of the 2014 Airdrie Elite Athlete Award.
An Airdrie resident born and raised, Keely’s accomplishments in curling have been impressive. She was a runner up in the 2013 and 2014 Canadian Inter-university Sport Women’s Curling Championships, is a 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Women’s Junior curling champion, and recently took home gold in the 2014 World Junior Curling Championship.
When she is not competing, Keely is a fourth year student at the University of Alberta and volunteers with the Airdrie Food Bank and the Airdrie Festival of Lights. She’s also a volunteer instructor of curling in Airdrie, Calgary and Alberta Rocks Curling Camp.
“We are very proud of all of our local athletes,” said Mayor Peter Brown. “Keely’s accomplishments in her sport are impressive, and her contributions to the Airdrie community and the curling community are commendable.”
The Airdrie Elite Athlete Recognition Program recognizes exceptional contributions and accomplishments in sport. Part of the criteria includes the athlete having lived within the Airdrie school boundaries for a minimum of three years and having obtained an exceptional level of athletic achievement at a sanctioned national or international competition, set national or international records, or achieved national or international titles while competing. A plaque recognizing Keely’s efforts will be placed on the Elite Athlete tribute wall at Genesis Place at a ceremony to be held in the spring.
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