One of British Columbia’s most successful Track & Field clubs over the last decade is joining forces with one of the world’s strongest private athletics organizations.
The Vancouver Thunderbirds, whose members have included 2012 Olympic finalists Liz Gleadle and Mike Mason, as well as top ranked athletes Kyle Nielsen and Curtis Moss, will now provide the organizational framework for the high performance entity that is the Altis Canada.
“As Altis Canada continues to grow in membership, it has become clear that operating this elite athlete program requires an administrative and financial framework in which to operate” said Head of Altis Canada Laurier Primeau. “The Vancouver Thunderbirds Track and Field Club has been looking to re-engage and support international-level athletes to complement its excellent development programs, and this opportunity is the perfect fit for both parties.”
John Bird, President of the Thunderbirds added, “We have always had strong youth and junior programs, and with the advent of our partnership with Altis we know that we are now in a position to provide a pathway along the entire developmental continuum on a consistent,ongoing basis.”
Among the athletes who have joined the Altis Canada in its first season are Heather Hamilton (Pole Vault), Amonn Nelson (200m, 400m), and Rohan Stewart (200m, 400m).