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Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows athletes win provincial Indigenous awards – Maple Ridge News

December 20, 2023

Kynan Haintz, Alex Paterson, and Lauren Curtis were recognized

A group of local Indigenous youth athletes are being recognized on the provincial level as recipients of the 2022 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport.

The regional awards were handed out to 33 students in B.C. back in July, with the provincial award winners being announced earlier this month.

Out of the 33 Indigenous athletes under the age of 25 that were nominated, only 10 winners were determined for the 2022 Premier’s Awards.

The first of the local winners was Kynan Haintz, who resides in Pitt Meadows and is a member of Hwlitsum First Nation.

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