Sport Quarterly

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sport Fund Recipient Spotlight: Annapolis Valley Speed Skating


Speed Skate Nova Scotia hosted “try-it” clinics across the province shortly after the 2011 Canada Games. The following spring, a small group met to discuss the possibility of starting a speed skating club of their own and with the help of Sport Fund, the Annapolis Valley Speed Skating Club opened for their first season in October of 2012.

“Sport Fund has been instrumental to the formation and ongoing operation of the Annapolis Valley Speed Skating Club” said Annapolis Valley Speed Skating Club President, Steve Raftery. “In our first couple of years we received funding that allowed us to build an inventory of speed skates. These skates have been used for regular programs, open houses and free after school programs. Knowing that few people in the Annapolis Valley would have experience using speed skates, it was important to have skates for people to try” Raftery added.

Sport Fund supports the growth of sport at the community level by relieving the financial stress associated with start-up costs and equipment. To learn more about how Sport Fund can help your organization, click here.


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