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COVID-19 Update - June 15, 2021

Nova Scotia will be entering phase two of the reopening plan tomorrow. As of Wednesday, June 16 at 8:00am, players, participants and officials in organized sports (recreational, amateur and professional) can practice and train with up to 10 people indoors and up to 25 people outdoors without social distancing. Masks are recommended when you can’t maintain a minimum physical distance of two metres (six feet) from others.

The province indicated that competitions for golf and tennis will be permitted during phase two within the approved gathering limits. Other sports who believe that they can hold competitions in phase two within these gathering limits are welcome to submit their plans for review to Jamie Ferguson at

Sports and performing arts spectators – Spectators are permitted (indoor and outdoor) for sports and performing arts hosted by a business or organization that have an event plan. Facilities are permitted to have spectators for up to 25% of capacity of the facility with a maximum of 50 people indoors and 75 people outdoors. 

Nova Scotia Press Release, June 15, 2021
Nova Scotia Reopening Plan


June 21, 2021 - Halifax, NS: Provincial funding to help KidSport Nova Scotia make a greater impact

On March 20, Premier Ian Rankin announced that the Province of Nova Scotia would be investing $5 million to make the Nova Scotia Sport sector more inclusive and accessible. With a focus on removing barriers like limited equipment and high-costs for programming, the funds will help broaden sport participation across the province.

KidSport received $2 million of this one-time funding and with that, they intend to make an even greater impact. For the next two years, KidSport Nova Scotia will increase their grant amounts from $300 to $500. They also forecast that they’ll be able to write cheques for 3,200 children per year, compared to a record of about 2,400 in previous years. Read more.


Lori Lancaster to fill Chef de Mission role at 2023 Canada Games

(June 14, 2021)- The Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and Sport Nova Scotia are pleased to announce that Lori Lancaster will be Nova Scotia’s Chef de Mission for the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. 

Lancaster is an experienced marketing and communications professional who works in the Alumni Relations department at Mount Saint Vincent University. She’s the head coach for the Lockview High School varsity girls’ basketball team and is passionate about sport. 

Lancaster is a two-time Canada Games athlete, with five years of experience leading the UPEI women’s basketball program in the early '90s. She’s also worked with Atlantic University Sport as an assistant coach for UPEI and DAL women’s basketball programs and has over 20 years of community coaching involvement. She was part of the 2015 Canada Games mission staff for Team Nova Scotia, sits on the Soccer Nova Scotia board of directors and is the current Chef de Mission for Team Nova Scotia at the 2022 Summer games in Niagara.  READ MORE

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