MEDAL WINNER: Emerald’s Rain Metsoja with just a small sample of the stack of medals he has won representing his country in canoeing.
MEDAL WINNER: Emerald’s Rain Metsoja with just a small sample of the stack of medals he has won representing his country in canoeing. Matty Holdsworth

Show off your year

SPORTING stars, award winners and individual athletes are invited to show off their outstanding achievements at the Emerald Art Gallery next month.

It is a unique opportunity to promote your sporting prowess or club to a new and diverse audience.

The gallery will be showcased from December 7 until January 22.

Emerald Art Gallery's secretary Glenda Henry encouraged people from all around the region to be involved in this chance to display their achievements.

"We really want to use this chance to get as many different sporting stars or clubs into the gallery and display their works," Henry said.

"It will give smaller clubs a chance to gain expose and acknowledgment for what they have done this year.

"There is so much talent here in the Highlands and some of it doesn't get heard about or seen.

"Hopefully this presents a way to change that. I encourage anyone from all sports to show off what they have done. People will be offered a maximum 1 square metre of space to present everything they have done but it will be enough."

One athlete displaying his many awards is Emerald's own canoeing champion Rain Metsoja, who trains by himself but still matches it with the world's best.

Metsoja, 43, will be showing off his second place medal from the Masters World Cup last year for his age group. He has had a tremendous career for his chosen sport, which has seen him win plenty of national medals and finish in 10th place at the World Championship against athletes half his age.

If you wish to contribute your works to the Gallery, please email Glenda on emeraldqldartgallery@gmail.com.


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