Sport Nova Scotia announces 2023 Support4Sport  Awards finalists

Halifax, NS (May 23, 2023) – The greatest in the provincial sport sector will be recognized this Saturday, May 27 at the Halifax Convention Centre. The Support4Sport Awards recognize the achievements of Nova Scotia’s top athletes, teams, coaches, officials and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year. Each of the finalists were nominated by their provincial sport organization as the best in their sport. Their achievements were judged through a multi-level selection process that considers their complete athletic performance throughout the year, as well as their top achievement of the season. Additional awards to be announced on May 27 include the Sport Makes a Difference Award, the Chair Award, Volunteers of the Year, Community Sport Organizations of the Year and Corporate Sponsors of the Year.

Overall Support4Sport Awards finalists


S4S Team of the Year

Canoe Kayak, Craig Spence & Brett Himmelman

Curling, Team Stevens

Hockey, Canada Games


S4S Official of the Year

Soccer,  Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Halifax)

Canoe Kayak, Erin Schaus (Dartmouth)

Triathlon, Jennifer de L’Eveille (Cole Harbour)

S4S Junior Female Athlete of the Year 

TaeKwonDo, Raya Mae Porter (Wellington)

Soccer, Mya Archibald (Fall River)

Snowboard, Bridget Maclean (Glen Haven)

S4S Junior Male Athlete of the Year

Karate, Gassan Alkurdi (Halifax)

Freestyle Ski, Malcom Farris (Brookfield)

Softball, David Watson (Milford)

S4S Senior Female Athlete of the Year

Gymnastics, Ellie Black (Halifax)

Canoe Kayak, Sloan MacKenzie (Windsor Junction)

Triathlon, Kamyllle Frenette (Halifax)

S4S Senior Male Athlete of the Year

Canoe Kayak, Ben Brown (Dartmouth)

Snowboard, Liam Moffatt (Londonderry)

Athletics, Andrew Peverill (Lower Sackville)

S4S Coach of the Year

Gymnastics, David Kikuchi (Fall River)

Hockey, Kori Cheverie (Dartmouth)

Soccer, Cindy Tye (Bedford)


“Sport Nova Scotia is thrilled to be partnering with the biggest contributors in sport to once again host this prestigious event. We will be handing out over 250 awards, and we are delighted to celebrate the best of the best in the Nova Scotian sport industry on Saturday night.”
-Jamie Ferguson, Sport Nova Scotia CEO

“All nominees should be proud of their accomplishments in sport. As Nova Scotians, we’re proud to celebrate the hard work, dedication and excellence of these individuals. We look forward to celebrating with each and every nominee this year.”

-Allan MacMaster, Minister responsible for Nova Scotia Gaming

Quick Facts

Sport Nova Scotia

    • 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 federation representing over 55 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.


    • The Support4Sport Awards are made possible by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation’s Support4Sport program, which was introduced in 2006. Funds are raised through the sale of designated lottery products. Each time one of those products are sold, 100 per cent of the proceeds help Nova Scotians get in the game. Since its inception, the program has helped raise over $55 million. Support4Sport is the largest source of funding for amateur sport in Nova Scotia.


Associated Links
Support4Sport Awards webpage



Alyson Duffy

Communications Coordinator, Sport Nova Scotia