February 7, 2013
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie celebrated Emily Lambert, a first degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2012 Elite Athlete award recipient this evening by adding her plaque to the Elite Athlete tribute wall at Genesis Place.
An Airdrie resident for seven years, Emily has been ranked number one in Alberta for four years and is a member of the Canadian National team. Emily was also ranked second for individual fighting in the 2012 World Karate Federations (WKF) Canadian Karate National Championships. In the 2012 US Open, Emily took home second for team fighting and third for individual fighting.
When she is not competing, Emily gives back to the community by coaching karate and band. She also volunteers with the Airdrie Festival of Lights, Mustard Seed and numerous other local organizations.
“We are very proud of all of our local athletes,” said Mayor Peter Brown. “Emily’s accomplishments in her sport combined with the significant volunteer efforts in and around Airdrie make her very deserving of this recognition.”
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.
Kim Harris Community Development