Coming up this Saturday, April 29, there will be a fundraiser dinner for local biathlete, Liam Tinworth. Family and friends are holding the event to support Liam’s training and travelling expenses for international competitions this year. 

Liam was born and raised in Grande Prairie. He is an amateur athlete who started cross-country skiing in the local Jackrabbit program when he was 8 years old. He then moved on to the Biathlon and Cross-Country competitive teams at the Wapiti Nordic Centre.  

Liam Tinworth 3Photo: Submitted: Liam when he competed for Team Canada at the Junior IBU Cup in Europe (Italy and Austria)

This year, Liam qualified for his first international competition and was able to compete in Italy and Austria. 

He now trains full time, 11 months of the year, at the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre in Canmore and is a member of Biathlon Canada’s Junior Development Team.  

Liam Tinworth 6Photo: Submitted: Liam represented Team Alberta at the Canada Games in Prince Edward Island.

Fundraising efforts are for Liam’s costs to pay for each competition and tour that he participates in for the 2023-2024 season with an approximate cost of $30,000.  

For those who would like to donate or to attend the dinner send an email to