HALIFAX, NS (January 16, 2017) – Georgia Lewin-LaFrance and Madeline Gillis of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron have been named December’s Sport Chek Team of Month. The sailors had a strong showing at the World Youth Sailing Championships in Auckland, New Zealand where they placed 12th overall in the I420 class; a Canadian best in this class at the Youth Worlds. Lewin-LaFrance and Gillis were named to the Canadian team after winning the National Championships in August.
The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards. A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team. For more information about the awards, please visit www.sportnovascotia.ca
Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing approximately 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.
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