BURNABY, B.C. – Two BC curlers who won gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer being honoured at Curl BC’s 2016 Annual Awards Banquet in Burnaby as Junior Male Athlete of the Year, and one of them is from right here in the Peace.
Fort St. John’s Sterling Middleton became world champion in 2016, along with Surrey’s Tyler Tardi at the Youth Olympic Games in Norway. Nova Scotia’s Mary Fay and Karlee Burgess were also part of the team.
Middleton will also be honoured with the Team of the Year Award as a member of Team Tardi, which went unbeaten to win gold at the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Men’s Curling Championship in Kamloops. The team then travelled to nationals where they won bronze, the first medal for a BC Junior Men’s team since 2006. The team also entered the BC Men’s playdowns against teams with much more experience, and earned a spot in the BC Men’s Championship.
The awards will be handed out at the 2016 Curl BC Annual Awards Banquet on June 11 at the Fortius Sport & Health building in Burnaby, the home of Curl BC.