Master's student carries Alberta flag at Games closing ceremony

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UPDATED, March 1, 2015

Congratulations to Paige Hopper, a student at Master's College, who earned three medals at the Canada Winter Games: She won gold in the solo synchronized swim event; and two silvers in the team event and duet event. She finished first in the figures event as well.

On Sunday, she was selected to carry Alberta's flag in the closing ceremonies.

"We are very proud to have our Team Alberta led by Paige," said Pat Lechelt, Team Alberta's Chef de Mission, in a news release. "She has earned the right to carry the flag with her athletic performance, her personality, and her engagement. All of Team Alberta should feel a sense of pride to walk behind this exceptional athlete at the closing ceremonies."

The release also referred to the 13-year-old's "great sportsmanship and an exceptional positive attitude showcasing the values of sport."

Her gold medal was the first for Alberta in synchronized swimming since the 1995 Canada Winter Games. For more on her gold medal performance, click here.

Congratulations, Paige!


Three students at Master’s College are proving themselves among the top athletes in their respective sports.

Grade 8 student Paige Hopper finished first in synchronized swimming figures in competition Tuesday. She’ll be competing in the finals of synchronized swim duet event and in the team event finals, both Friday, Feb. 27. She was first following preliminaries in the solo event, with finals scheduled Saturday, Feb. 28.

Paige is the youngest athlete on the 10-member team and the only Alberta swimmer to compete in all four synchronized swim events. The teen has previously competed nationally and internationally. For Paige’s Canada Winter Games biography, click here

Devin Mittertreiner, a Grade 9 student, won a silver medal in the men’s ski cross at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. Feb. 20. A skier since he was two, Mittertreiner trains in Fernie and won the medal for Team BC. You can read Devin’s Winter Games biography here.

Far from the snow at the Canada Winter Games, Grade 8 student Antonio Fernandes finished first at the 2015 Gold Country Classic gymnastics in Oakland, Calif. This followed his first-place finish at the Elite 4 Artistic Gymnastics competition, his first competition of this year. In his division at the Gold Country Classic, Antonio finished first across the board in floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar.

Congratulations to all three athletes.