PRESS RELEASE: Lower Mainland Throws Club Holds Inaugural Awards Banquet

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Lower Mainland Throws Club Holds Inaugural Awards Banquet

Maple Ridge, B.C. - Ultra Throw, a new throwing club which started in 2015, held its first awards banquet  at Ricky's All Day Grill in Surrey on November 4, 2017. Club members, along with guests, B.C. Athletics track officials, and sponsors gathered to enjoy a meal, camaraderie, and a brief presentation of awards and honours.

Sixty-eight-year-old B.C. Masters athlete Rose Hare of Burnaby took top honours as a recipient of  two of the three perpetual trophies handed out. She received the ‘Ultra Cup’ achieving the Club’s highest throws pentathlon points scored within three Ultra Throw festivals in 2017, as well as the ‘Challenge Trophy’ an aggregate throws pentathlon point total at the same three Ultra Throw Festivals.  Rose competes in the 65 - 69 masters age group and throws javelin, shot put, discus, hammer, weight and super weight.

The Ultra ‘Ambassador of the Year’ went to seventy-one-year-old Harnek Toor of Abbotsford for his extraordinary contributions of displaying all the positive qualities in character, integrity and deeds towards the promotion of Ultra Throw and the throwing community.  

In addition to the three perpetual trophies, a ‘Sponsor of the Year’ plaque was presented to Gurinder Toor from Alpha House Mortgage Corporation for his generous support.  

Club members who set records this past season are Scot Henney of Pitt Meadows, M90-94 hammer; shot put and weight throw; Gabriella Moro of New Westminster, W70-74 shot put and discus; Celina Wong of Port Coquitlam W55-59 weight throw; Harnek Toor of Abbotsford,  M70-74 super weight; Frances Steinfeld of Aldergrove, W75-79 super weight; Mohan Bains of Surrey, M65-69 super weight; and Andrew Arthur of Delta, M55-59 super weight.

Big club accomplishments took place at the 2017 Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships and the 2017 NCCWMA Championships, as four Ultra Throw members (Michael Deady M60-64; David Ulis M65-69; Mohan Bains M65-69 and Harnek Toor of Surrey, M70-74) competed in both events and hauled in a over 30 medals collectively.

The 2017 Ultra Throw season has come to an end, and athletes will now rest, and recoup for the start of the next throwing season in the spring. Ultra Throw festivals return in March, and throughout 2018 a series of 4 festivals will be held ending in September.

Club members are excited for the Canadian Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships which will be held in South Surrey in August, 2018.

Athletes interested in joining the throwing club can email ultrathrow@gmail.com.  Team Ultra Throw wishes to thank sponsors, Gurinder Toor of Alpha House Mortgage Corporation of Surrey; Alan Utting AK Designer Home Improvements Ltd. of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows; Desert Hills Estate Winery (Oliver, BC); and newest corporate sponsor Days Inn (Surrey).

About Ultra Throw: Ultra Throw is a twenty-plus throwing club with members from throughout the Vancouver Lower Mainland, and as far away as Australia.  Approximately twenty-five Canadian members train in Langley, Coquitlam, and Surrey. The Club was created in 2015. More information at: www.ultrathrow.com  

The complete list of Ultra Throw festival performances and awards can be found HERE.  
For more photos, check out our Facebook album HERE.

Club contact:  Dave McDonald, President, Ultra Throw
(604) 466-3410

ultrathrow@gmail.com