Athlete of the Week
The Tire Recycle Urban Athlete of the Week is Celmar Calubayan of the Garden City Fighting Gophers badminton team.
This 5’10” boys doubles player, along with partner Luis Rivamonte, won all 3 tournaments they were entered in this year, winning the Maples, Louis Riel and Gimli tournaments. They went on to capture the KPAC championship, before capping off their year by winning gold at the MHSAA Provincial Badminton Championships. Coach Missy Penner states, “Celmar comes to every practice with a willingness to work hard. He leads by example and helps fellow teammates. He is a pleasure to coach with his positive attitude, sense of humour, and hard work ethic.”
In grade 12, he maintains an 80% academic average.