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Monday, November 20, 2017

October Cleve’s Source for Sports

Athlete of the Month winners announced

HALIFAX, NS (November 20th, 2017) –  Halifax’s Ellie Black has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Individual Athlete of the Month. The twenty-two year-old gymnast made history at the 2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Montreal by winning a silver medal in the all-around competition. The result marked Canada’s first-ever all-around medal at worlds. Black also competed in apparatus finals for the beam (8th), vault (4th) and floor (7th). 

Liam McGrath of Hatchet Lake has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Team Athlete of the Month. McGrath, 16, was a member of Team Canada at the U17 Heritage Cup box lacrosse championship in Hamilton. The lone Nova Scotian on the team, McGrath notched two goals and two assists in Canada’s 25-7 victory over the Iroquois Nationals.

Gabrielle Levesque of Bridgewater and Pier-Alexandre Hudon of Halifax have been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Team of the Month. Although only a team for five months, the junior pairs figure skating duo was selected to represent Canada at the 2017 ISU Junior Grand Prix Baltic Cup in Gdansk, Poland. The event marked the first international competition for both skaters and it proved to be memorable as they set a personal best in the long program.

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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