Gordon receives Jubilee Medal

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) recognized speed skating coach Keith Gordon, from Fort St. James, B.C., as a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Keith receives the honour in in recognition of his long-term commitment and contribution to coaching development and coaching education to our sport. There were 48 other outstanding individuals, from across the country and sports, who have been instrumental in the development and delivery of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) over the last four decades.

A special presentation of the award to Keith will take place at the upcoming B.C. long track championships.

"The NCCP is recognized across all levels of government as the standard in coach training and certification, and we are very excited to honour these individuals who have made that level of achievement possible," said John Bales, CEO of the CAC. "The quality of the program can be seen in over a million NCCP trained and certified coaches across the country, and in the outstanding athletes they coach every day."