Emma Feldinger.

Emma Feldinger.

Emma Feldinger up for PacificSport Northern BC Rising Star award

A Williams Lake rugby player has been nominated as one of 21 individuals to be up for a PacificSport Northern BC ‘Rising Star’ award.

A Williams Lake rugby player has been nominated as one of 21 individuals to be up for a PacificSport Northern BC ‘Rising Star’ award.

Emma Feldinger of Alexis Creek and rugby player at Lake City Secondary School has been invited to the 2016 Fan the Flame Awards Banquet and Gala — an event celebrating both exceptional athletic achievement and contribution to sport in the north for 2015.

The recipients of four ‘Rising Star’ awards will be named during the banquet on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Prince George Civic Centre.

The ceremony will feature Canadian Olympic gold medalist speed skater Catriona LeMay Doan, who will deliver a keynote address titled The Power of Sport.

In 2015 Feldinger helped the LCSS Falcons to a bronze medal at the BC ‘AA’ Provincial Rugby Championships held in North Vancouver.

In August Feldinger was named to the long list of Canada’s Under-18 Women’s Rugby Team as one of the top 60 players throughout the country.