Sport Quarterly

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

And the finalists are . . . Sport Nova Scotia announces 2019 Support4Sport Awards finalists

Halifax, NS (May 29, 2019) – The greatest in the provincial sport sector will be recognized this Saturday, June 1 at the Support4Sport Awards hosted by Sport Nova Scotia. Among them are world champions, leading officials, devoted coaches and faithful volunteers. “We expect this year to be the biggest recognition night that we’ve ever hosted” said Jamie Ferguson, CEO of Sport Nova Scotia. “We will be handing out over 250 awards and we can’t wait to celebrate the best of the best in the Nova Scotian sport industry on Saturday night.”

The Support4Sport Awards recognize the achievements of Nova Scotia’s greatest athletes, teams, coaches, officials and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year. Each of the finalists were nominated by their provincial sport organization as the greatest in their sport. Their achievements were judged through a multi-level selection process that considers their athletic performance throughout the year as well as their top achievement of the season. “We are excited and proud to celebrate amateur sport in Nova Scotia” said Bob MacKinnon, President & CEO of the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation. “The dedication and excellence celebrated at the Support4Sport Awards are second to none and it is an honour to recognize those who are committed to sport throughout the year.”

The overall Support4Sport Awards finalists are:

Team of the Year
Alex Scott and Mark de Jonge - canoe
Basketball Nova Scotia’s 17U boys team - basketball
Team Isabelle Ladouceur – curling

Junior Female Athlete of the Year
Julia Lilley Osende - canoe (Dartmouth)
Madison Beck - hockey (Lunenburg)
Claire Ellison - rowing (Halifax)

Junior Male Athlete of the Year
Kellen Tynes - basketball (Dartmouth)
Ian Gaudet - canoe (Dartmouth)
Justin Barron - hockey (Halifax)

Senior Female Athlete of the Year
Hannah MacIntosh - canoe (Dartmouth)
Ellie Black - gymnastics (Halifax)
Sierra Tanner - judo (Stillwater Lake)

Senior Male Athlete of the Year
Liam Moffatt - snowboard (Londonderry)
Andrew Todd - rowing (Dartmouth)
Craig Spence - canoe (Dartmouth)

Coach of the Year
David Kikuchi - gymnastics (Fall River)
Jan Kruk - canoe (Dartmouth)
Patrick Cody - rowing (Dartmouth)

Official of the Year
Erin Schaus - canoe (Dartmouth)
Scott McMullen - lacrosse (Dartmouth)
Marie-Soleil Beaudoin - soccer (Halifax)

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 1, 2019 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Additional awards to be announced on June 1 include the Sport Makes a Difference Award, the Community Sport Organization Award and the Chair Award. Sport Nova Scotia and Support4Sport will also recognize the Volunteers of the Year and Sponsors of the Year from each of the Provincial Sport Organizations.

About Support4Sport
Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation first introduced Support4Sport in 2006. Funds are raised through the sale of designated lottery products. Each time one of those products are sold, 100 per cent of the proceeds help Nova Scotians get in the game. Since its inception, the program has helped raise over $38 million. Support4Sport is the largest source of funding for amateur sport in Nova Scotia.

About Sport Nova Scotia
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, nongovernment federation representing over 55 Provincial Sport Organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.

For more information please contact:
Kate Trask
Communications Coordinator
Sport Nova Scotia
(902) 292-0037


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