The Canadian Sport Parachuting National Championships were held in Wasaga beach, ON, August 31 – September 6, 2019.
More than 150 competitors from across Canada came to compete in various skydiving sport disciplines including Classic Accuracy, Free Fall Formation Flying, and Wing Suit Flying, to name a few.
The GERONIMO! Skydiving Team of Fort Erie, ON, provided the skydiving exhibitions for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Championships flying their 1,500 square foot Canadian flag. Two members of the team, Damir Boban and Rob Price, were also competitors in the Classic Accuracy competition with Damir Boban winning the bronze medal.
The National Championships awards ceremonies were held Friday evening of September 6th. During the awards ceremonies John and Janie Wallace of Ridgeway, ON, was presented with the prestigious National Championships Sportsmanship Award
The National Championships Sportsmanship Award is presented to a person who displays exemplary sportsmanship throughout the Nationals.
Being a sportsman is proudly representing what the amazing sport of sport parachuting is about, whether in competition or demonstration. While there were many strong candidates demonstrating Canadian sportsmanship the week of the 2019 National Championships, John and Janie Wallace stood out above others, displaying sheer passion for our sport, not only with the competitors, but with the public.
This was the first time that the award has ever been earned by a couple and a non-competitor.
John and Janie are the directors of the GERONIMO! Skydiving Team and are very active in promoting sport parachuting and performing at air shows and community events.
The National Championships were put on by the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association. (www.cspa.ca)