Sport Makes A Difference

2009 Press Releases


Judo athletes maneuver their way to the top
Friday, December 11, 2009

Halifax, NS - Two Nova Scotian athletes earned top honours in judo during the month of November.

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Nova Scotian athletes give their all
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Halifax, NS - Nova Scotian athletes gave their all at competitions during the month of October.

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Second Annual Fundraising Event to Support Nova Scotia Athletes
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Halifax, NS - Nova Scotia’s sport community is set to raise their glasses to extra funding thanks to the second annual Taste of Gold fundraiser.

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Media Advisory: 2nd Annual Taste of Gold
Friday, November 06, 2009

Halifax, NS - On November 10, Nova Scotians will gather to raise the profile of sport and to raise funds that will positively impact the athletic community province-wide.

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Nova Scotian team athletes shine
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halifax, NS - Nova Scotian team athletes gave outstanding performances during the month of September.

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Sport Nova Scotia responds to Support4Sport campaign criticism
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Halifax, NS - Game Over VLTS.com issued a press release yesterday criticizing the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation campaign surrounding the Support4Sport program.  Announced in 2007, the Support4Sport program, which is funded by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, allocates over $2 million annually to Sport Nova Scotia’s Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund. 

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Media Advisory: Milk Sport Fair hosting fundraiser for KidSport™
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halifax, NS - The Milk Sport Fair is hosting a fundraiser where Doug Large, head instructor of Chimo Taekwondo, will break 1,000 boards in the span of 15 minutes all in the hopes of raising money for KidSport™. 

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Milk Sport Fair hosting fundraiser for KidSport™ AND thousands of students at one of a kind event
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halifax, NS - For three days, the Exhibition Place in Halifax is being flooded with elementary and junior-high school students from the Halifax area all looking to find a sport that suits them. From September 21-23, Sport Nova Scotia’s Milk Sport Fair is giving thousands of eager students the opportunity to try a variety of sports and find out about the programs offered in their community.  Over 2300 students are visiting the event during the three days.

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Nova Scotian athletes take the podium
Monday, September 21, 2009

Halifax, NS - Nova Scotian athletes take the podium in many International Competition this month.

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Bringing home the medals
Monday, August 17, 2009

Halifax, NS - Nova Scotian athletes were on top of their game during the month of July and have the medals to prove it.

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Nova Scotian athletes athletes place first in competitions
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Halifax, NS - Nova Scotian athletes step up and take first place in gymnastics and sailing this month.

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Nova Scotian athletes demonstrate excellence
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Halifax, NS - Nova Scotian athletes demonstrate their excellence and love for sport this past month.

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Sport Nova Scotia hands out IKON Sport Awards
Sunday, June 07, 2009

Halifax, NS - Over 550 members of the Nova Scotia sport community gathered at the World Trade and Convention Centre to see Sport Nova Scotia present the 13th annual IKON Sport Awards. The prestigious sport recognition event celebrated the achievements of more than 200 nominated athletes, coaches, officials, sponsors and volunteers.

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Sport Nova Scotia announces IKON Sport Award Finalists
Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Halifax, NS - Today, Sport Nova Scotia announced the names of the finalists for the 13th annual IKON Sport Awards.

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Media Advisory: IKON Sport Awards Finalists
Friday, May 29, 2009

Sport Nova Scotia will be announcing the finalists for the prestigious IKON Sport Awards on Tuesday, June 2, 2009. The awards are presented annually to the enthusiastic and hard working athletes, coaches and officials across Nova Scotia.

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Media Advisory: Town Hall Meeting
Monday, May 25, 2009

Sport Nova Scotia will host representatives from the provincial parties at a Town Hall Meeting where the issues affecting sport in the province will be discussed.  Candidates will share a brief overview of their party’s position on sport and will then field questions from Sport Nova Scotia members and representatives from the sport community.

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Nova Scotia athletes spring forward and come out on top
Friday, May 15, 2009

Halifax, NS – Nova Scotian athletes swing into spring with gold, silver and bronze medals and some fierce competition.

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Sport Nova Scotia responds to Province's budget
Monday, May 04, 2009

Halifax, NS – Sport Nova Scotia was watching the provincial budget closely to see what action the Government would take to continue supporting the sport sector across the province and get more Nova Scotians physically active

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Nova Scotian athletes conquer snow and water
Monday, April 20, 2009

Halifax, NS – Nova Scotian athletes proved their excellence once again, both on land and in the pool by setting new records throughout the month of March.

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Nova Scotian athletes shine through the competition
Friday, March 13, 2009

Halifax, NS – Athletes from across Nova Scotian gave outstanding performances in February and were awarded accordingly for their achievements.

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Sport Nova Scotia says good-bye to long-time sport supporter
Monday, February 23, 2009

Halifax, NS - Today, Sport Nova Scotia and the sport community say good-bye to Marlene Collins (Mullenger) who passed away on Sunday, February 22 in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

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Big medal haul for Nova Scotia athletes
Friday, February 13, 2009

Halifax, NS - Nova Scotian athletes brought home gold, silver and bronze medals after competing at major events in January.

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Sport Nova Scotia applauds the Federal Government’s sport infrastructure
Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Halifax, NS - Sport Nova Scotia was watching the federal budget closely to see what action the Government would take to help build and rejuvenate the declining sport infrastructure around the country and especially in Nova Scotia.

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Sport infrastructure needs to be a priority
Saturday, January 24, 2009

An op ed from Jamie Ferguson and Ken Bagnell on the need to upgrade and build sport infrastructure throughout Nova Scotia.

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Nova Scotia athletes take on the world
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Halifax, NS - Nova Scotian athletes stood out on the world stage with excellent performances during the month of December.

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