Sheri Wilson, Alberta Gymnastics Federation Judge Receives Alberta Sport Recognition Award

Sheri Wilson, Alberta Gymnastics Federation Judge Receives Alberta Sport Recognition Award

Edmonton, AB (May 3, 2019) – This evening the Alberta Sport Connection recognized and celebrated Alberta’s most outstanding coach developers, coaches, officials and volunteers. Among those honoured with a 2019 Alberta Sport Recognition Award was Sheri Wilson for her officiating work in the sport of Gymnastics.

The biennial awards recognize individuals and teams for their “outstanding performances, contribution and commitment to Alberta’s sport system. Their achievements are impressive, they lead by example, are a source of pride and inspiration, and they make our sport system better,” said Stephen Norris, Chair of Alberta Sport Connection.

Sheri is among 55 officials to have ever received the Officiating Recognition Award since the program was introduced in 1992 to recognize officials for their successful and outstanding achievements in officiating sport that involves Alberta’s amateur athletes.  

Since 2013 alone, Sheri has judged at 13 international competitions, 11 national competitions, and 9 provincial competitions. She also served at Chair of the Women’s Judges’ Committee (WJC) when Alberta’s judging system was transitioning from the Canadian Provincial Program to the Canadian Junior Olympic Program; a change that required pan-Canadian collaboration and strong leadership to ensure effective adaptation of all policies and procedures within the judging system.

Besides serving numerous terms on the WJC in Alberta, Sheri has also contributed on a national and international scale through Gymnastics Canada committees to help ensure fair, proper and efficient competitions and to lead and administer the Junior Olympic Program across Canada. This includes 10 years as Assistant Canadian Head Judge, serving on the Judging Development Sub Committee as a National Judge, and her current role on the Judging Development Working Group as Chair of the Brevet Judges’ Council. Furthermore, she has gone above and beyond to conduct courses and provide mentorship opportunities to provincial and national level judges.

“Sheri has been judging with the Alberta Gymnastics Federation for 31 years,” says Scott Hayes, President and CEO of the Alberta Gymnastics Federation. “This award is a fitting testament to the hard work, dedication and countless contributions Sheri has made to the sport over the past three decades. We are thrilled to see her recognized in such a significant and well-deserved way.”