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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cleve's Source for Sports Athlete of the Month

July Winners

HALIFAX, NS (August 22, 2017)Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of New Glasgow has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Individual Athlete of the Month. Fraser-Beaulieu and All In, her 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, recently competed at the CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival in Germany where she placed 12th in the Grand Prix and 9th in the Grand Prix Special. The equestrian dressage athlete is currently ranked 83rd on the Fédération Equestre Internationale World Individual Dressage Rankings.

Ryan Francis of Point Edward has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Individual Athlete of the Month. Francis, 19, won a gold medal at the North American Indigenous Games in the U19 Male Compound Archery 3D event with an overall score of 1,012. This isn’t the first time Francis walked away from the North American Indigenous Games with a medal. In 2014, he won gold in the U16 age group.

Lauren Melanson, 17, of Halifax has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month. Melanson was a member Rugby Canada’s U18 Women’s Team for the two-game CAN-AM Series event against Team USA. Team Canada swept the series and outscored the USA 83-17. Melanson was the lone Atlantic Canadian on the team.

The Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Team Athlete of the Month is Connor Burns. The 15 year-old linebacker from Sackville helped captain the U16 Football Nova Scotia Team to a gold medal at the U16 Eastern Challenge Cup in Wolfville. Team Nova Scotia defeated Ontario by a score of 35-21 and Burns was named as the Defensive MVP for the game. Burns was also recently named to the U16 East Challenge All-Star Roster by Football Canada.

Cleve’s Source for Sports Team of the Month honour is awarded to the Nova Scotia Keltics U20 Women’s Team. The Keltics defeated Quebec in the gold medal game at the U20 East Canada Rugby Championships in Windsor. The team also recorded a first-ever victory against Ontario during the tournament.

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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For more information and/or athlete photos, please contact:
Janine MacIntyre
Tel: (902) 425-5450, ext. 362
Email: jmacintyre@sportnovascotia.ca
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