The former Grande Prairie Storm junior A hockey player is currently working towards finishing his Bachelor of Science majoring in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta-Augustana, after three years at Red Deer College.
“This award definitely helped me pay for schooling and all the expenses that comes with it,” says McTaggart, who has continued his hockey career with Red Deer College and the Augustana Vikings.
An athlete with a passion for helping others, McTaggart opened up TAGS Athletic Gym in Grande Prairie during the summer of 2017 to help train young athletes in the off-season.
“I am planning to open a full-time athletic training facility in Grande Prairie once I am done my degree to help develop elite athletes and give them the necessary tools and facility that I believe Grande Prairie and area has been lacking,” he says.
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