Submitted by: Verna Ross
Miranda Panas, granddaughter of Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens Verna and Elmer Ross, is bowling her way to the world games.
From March 21-23, Panas participated for the Canadian qualifier of the Qubica AMF Bowling World Cup. Panas had a strong qualifying round, bowling a 213 average through 18 games and earning the 2014 event’s first perfect 300 game (game nine of the 18-game qualifying round).
Panas has already compiled an impressive bowling resume, including representing Canada twice at the international level.
In 2010, Panas was the youngest player to bowl a perfect game at the Youth Bowling National Championships. In 2012 she qualified for the Tournament of the Americas through her performance at the Canadian Tenpin Federation Nationals and placed third in the Junior Gold Championships.
In 2013 alone, Panas won gold in the Youth Bowling National Championships, won the Carl Malcomson Scholarship Award for Intermediate Girl for her high average of 204, won bronze at the PABCON Youth Championships in Puerto Rico and received a plaque recognizing her high average of 202 in the 2013 Ontario season.
A very accomplished bowler, it is no shock that this young woman is headed to the 2014 Youth Bowling Championships in May and will also be representing Team Canada this summer in Hong Kong at the World Youth Championships.
Congratulations on all your achievements and best of luck!